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App.Net Goes Freemium

App.net, the social network alternative platform targeted at developers and spearheaded by Valley veteran Dalton Caldwell, will introduce a freemium model to its service, the company announced on Monday. Freemium users will still be required to be invited by a paid, yearly account holder, and some limits will be placed on the amount of file storage and number of users they can follow.


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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