Liz Gannes

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Kik Raises $19.5M for Mobile Messaging Platform

While global mobile messaging app leader WhatsApp told us last week at D: Dive Into Mobile that it had no plans to build a broader platform, competitor Kik Interactive is betting all its chips on becoming a platform. And the company just got some more chips — $19.5 million in Series B funding led by Foundation Capital.


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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