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Social Startup Urturn Raises $13.4 Million, Launches Mobile App

Urturn, the London-based social startup focused heavily on the music and entertainment industry, announced Wednesday that it raised $13.4 million in venture capital. The round was led by Balderton Capital, which contributed more than $10 million, with participation from Debiopharm Group. The startup also launched an iOS mobile app, and is working to incorporate more personalized actions created by select developers through Urturn’s API, currently in private beta.


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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