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Facebook Messenger Now Offers Free Phone Calls for U.S. iPhone Users

Pretty straightforward here: Facebook will now offer free voice calling for users of its Messenger app on the iPhone, as was first reported by The Verge and confirmed to AllThingsD by a Facebook spokesman. Data rates still apply over 3G and 4G, mind you, but Wi-Fi calling is free in the truest sense. The move comes after a string of updates for Messenger, including voice memo capabilities and the ability to use Messenger without having a Facebook account.


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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