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Twitter Buys Scalable Computing Outfit Ubalo

Twitter announced Thursday it had acquired Ubalo, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup that aims to “make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience,” according to the company’s site. It’s a full talent and technology acquisition. It’s unclear exactly what Twitter will be doing with the company, but the team looks fairly well versed in scaling and infrastructure issues and has dabbled in Twitter topic analysis.


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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