Liz Gannes

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Zirtual Raises $2M for Online Executive Assistant Service

Mayfield Fund, Tony Hsieh of Zappos and the Las Vegas Downtown Project are putting $2 million in Series A funding into a startup called Zirtual that offers virtual executive assistant services. The now Las Vegas-based company already employs 100 U.S.-based assistants and charges $197 to $997 per month for its services.


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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