Liz Gannes

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Google Brings Field Trip Local Exploration App to iOS

Field Trip, the location-based local info and trivia app from Google’s experimental Niantic Labs division, crossed over to iOS today. The app isn’t a blockbuster hit — it has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times in the past 30 days – but the Android version got a good review from our Bonnie Cha.


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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