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Social Startup ShareThis Raises $23 Million

ShareThis, maker of social sharing buttons for websites, announced Wednesday that it raised $23 million in its series C funding round, led by Deutsche Telekom’s VC arm, T-Venture. Other participants in the round were Harbourton and Fifth Third Capital, as well as a number of existing investors, including Blue Chip Venture Company, DFJ and Illinois Ventures. ShareThis also announced the acquisition of Socialize, a small startup aimed at adding social features to mobile apps.


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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