Liz Gannes

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Micro-Social Apps Team Up: Pair Acquires Cupple and Becomes Couple

Some consolidation happening in the private-mobile-apps-for-romantic-couples space — an idea that sounds nice, but is proving to be hard to grow. Tenthbit, which has a major $4.2 million in seed funding, acquired its competitor Cupple — which it cited as first to launch in the space — and changed its app’s name to Couple from Pair. Another competitor is Avocado.


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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