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Employment Startup Proven Raises $1 Million

Proven, a mobile app for finding employment, announced an additional $1 million to its seed round of funding on Wednesday, bringing the total amount contributed to $3.8 million. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Kapor Capital, Founder Collective, Greylock Partners and a number of angel investors. The app allows job seekers to search Craigslist, Simply Hired and Beyond.com for postings, and lets them keep track of positions they’ve applied for, among other features.


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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