Kara Swisher

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Social Media Marketing Firm HubSpot Adds $35 Million in Funding

HubSpot, which helps users with marketing via social media, has completed a new funding round of $35 million. The Cambridge, Mass., software company had previously raised about $65 million. The latest investment included previous investors Altimeter Capital and Cross Creek Capital, as well as, reportedly, Fidelity Investments. Earlier fundings have included General Catalyst Partners, Matrix Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, Salesforce.com and Charles River Ventures. The new money will be used for international growth and acquisitions.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work