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Social Photo Startup Chute Raises $7 Million

Photo collection startup Chute raised a $7 million round of venture funding, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Foundry Group; existing investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners also participated. Chute lets companies grab photos from social networks and incorporate the visuals into their websites and apps. Sounds sorta similar to what Instagram could do someday soon, no?


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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