Peter Kafka

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News Corp. Confirms Sale of IGN

News Corp. has sold off IGN, its games-and-dudes site, to J2 Global’s Ziff Davis. The price was undisclosed, but, as AllThingsD reported last week, it would be a fraction of the $650 million News Corp. paid for the property in 2005. News Corp. also owns AllThingsD.


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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