Kara Swisher

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Silver Lake Finally Announces New $10.3 Billion Tech-Focused Fund

Silver Lakes Partners, the high-profile private equity firm which has been a big player in the tech space, has finally closed a new $10.3 billion large-cap technology investment fund. The firm said its Silver Lake Partners IV Fund was oversubscribed, surpassing a $7.5 billion target. Silver Lake now manages over $23 billion and is involved in a range of digital deals — most prominently of late, in the private takeover of Dell Computer.


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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