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Twitter Engineering SVP Joins Board at Mobile Payments Company Braintree

Twitter SVP of engineering Chris Fry has joined the board of directors at mobile payments platform Braintree, the company announced on Friday. Braintree provides the backend infrastructure powering a large number of sites, including Fab, Uber, Airbnb and others, and is doing north of $8 billion in payments volume on its platform annually. Fry, who was chosen specifically for his infrastructure background, joins the likes of NEA, Accel Partners, Braintree CEO Bill Ready and Nigel Morris of Capital One on the company’s board.


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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