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Twitter Acquires Data Mining Startup Lucky Sort

Twitter announced on Monday it acquired Lucky Sort, a startup focused on making “huge document sets easier to analyze, summarize and visualize.” Three team members from the startup will join Twitter’s revenue engineering department in San Francisco, and the company will slowly transition users off of its system before Twitter shutters the startup’s existing products.

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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