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Facebook Reschedules “Gifts” Press Event in New York

Facebook has again sent out invitations to members of the press for an event in New York City, two weeks after its originally planned date was put on hiatus due to Hurricane Sandy. Just as before, it’s centered around Facebook “Gifts,” the company’s social gift-giving e-commerce initiative, and will be held at FAO Schwarz in Manhattan on Nov. 15.


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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