Liz Gannes

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Web Operations Uniter Opbeat Raises $2.7M From Instagram’s Mike Krieger and Others

Opbeat, a new platform to help developers manage operations across GitHub, Amazon Web Services, Heroku and others, has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding. In private beta, the company’s supporters include Balderton Capital and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, who famously kept the photo app speedy and available through its fast growth, and is making his first investment.


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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