Liz Gannes

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With New App, IFTTT Automates the iPhone and the Connected World Around It

IFTTT, which helps people make rules for their Web services so they can customize things like how they get breaking sports news, is now available on the iPhone. The company’s native app helps users discover, make and track their “recipes,” and it adds new ways to control mobile photos, contacts and reminders. So, next time you take a photo with your front-facing iPhone camera, it can automatically get posted to a new Flickr “#selfie” album. Et cetera.


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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