Lauren Goode

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SmugMug’s Camera Awesome App: 13 Million Downloads, Android on the Way

One year after SmugMug launched its settings-filled Camera Awesome app for iOS, the company says that the app has been downloaded 13 million times — surpassing even Instagram’s first-year downloads — and that users have shared more than 250 million “awesomized” photos through the service. It also claims two million monthly active unique users. An Android app is coming soon, though SmugMug declined to say exactly when that would launch.


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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