Liz Gannes

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Nearly a Billion Dollars Later, Electric Car Startup Better Place Shuts Down

Better Place, a startup that built battery-swapping stations for electric cars, is shutting down, it announced on Sunday. Fortune had reported that this was coming. After raising $850 million and being valued at $2.25 billion, Better Place sold 900 compatible cars in Israel and 400 in Denmark.


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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