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Cloud Media Start-Up Plizy Raises $4 Million From Atlas

Plizy, a San Francisco-based cloud media start-up, said it has raised $4 million in a Series A funding from Atlas Venture. The company, which recently launched a new version of its product on the Web and for Apple iPad, allows users to search, organize, watch and share online content, such as movies and television shows. Plizy, which had previously raised $1.2 million in an angel round, will use the money to expand its content offerings and build out to other platforms. In addition to the funding, Plizy said that PayPal President David Marcus will join Plizy’s board, along with Atlas’ Fred Destin.


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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