Lauren Goode

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Come Se Dice, “I Ran Five Miles Today”?

RunKeeper, the popular running app for iOS and Android that coaches users along their outdoor running routes, has just introduced six international-language versions of the app: French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and German. RunKeeper claims more than 17 million users, with two-thirds of its user base already using the app outside of the U.S.


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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