Liz Gannes

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DeveloperAuction Raises $2.7M for Novel Talent Marketplace

DeveloperAuction matches engineers and job openings through a process that involves curating a pool of candidates for two-week “auction” periods, requiring employers to specify an offer value before scheduling interviews, and giving cash bonuses to hired engineers on their first day. The year-old company just raised $2.7 million from investors including NEA and Sierra Ventures.


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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