Peter Kafka

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Nielsen Buys Social TV Tracker SocialGuide

Nielsen has acquired SocialGuide, a New York-based start-up that tracked Twitter and Facebook conversations about TV; terms haven’t been disclosed. Competitors in the “social TV” monitoring market include Bluefin Labs and Trendrr.


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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