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Microsoft Unifies Its Venture Efforts

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it would bring together its multiple venture efforts with the formation of Microsoft Ventures. The new setup essentially houses a number of Microsoft’s existing programs under one roof: The BizSpark program continues to offer Microsoft enterprise software and tools to aspiring entrepreneurs. The accelerator program accepts a small number of applicants and provides mentoring resources to those in the program. And, finally, the Bing fund will be increased to provide seed funding to a greater number of startups.


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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