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Pinterest Acquires Mobile Startup Livestar

Pinterest announced Wednesday it had acquired Livestar, the small mobile-focused recommendations startup. Livestar’s three-engineer team will join Pinterest, but CEO Fritz Lanman will not; he’ll move on to another yet-to-be-announced startup, while maintaining an advisory role at Pinterest. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and Livestar will shut down its services immediately.


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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