Liz Gannes

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Samsung Confirms Four New Bay Area Offices

Samsung is in the process of building four — count ’em, four — new offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, though they are oddly scattered in four different towns all within a half-hour’s drive of each other. We have previously reported on the start-up incubator in Palo Alto; there’s also the 8.5-acre planned campus in Mountain View and a new strategy and innovation center in Menlo Park. And now comes the official announcement of a 1.1-million-square-foot sales and R&D headquarters north of downtown San Jose.


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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