Liz Gannes

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Start-Ups, Get Your Own Secret Sauce With Free Kaggle Contests

Kaggle, the site for data science competitions, said today that it wanted to help other start-ups extract lessons from their data about how to make their products smarter. Kaggle is waiving its fees for five start-ups, although it expects the chosen five to offer at least $5,000 or 0.5 percent in equity to their own winners.


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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