Mike Isaac

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Just in Time for the Holidays, Facebook Pushes “Gifts” Hard With More Retail Partnerships

As I reported earlier that it would, Facebook announced a series of new retail partnerships at an event on Thursday evening, adding brands like the Gap, Fab and Dean & DeLuca to the list of choices from which Facebook users can buy one another using the company’s “Gifts” product. The partnership also adds a number of non-physical gifting options to Facebook’s roster, including subscriptions from Hulu, Rdio and Pandora.


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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