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Government Software Services Startup Accela Launches Civic Cloud Product

Article amended 10:25 a.m. PT: Accela, a startup aimed at providing applications and software services for federal, state and local governments, launched its “civic cloud” product. The new product aims to cut costs and excess bureaucratic processes for government agencies servicing cities and small businesses, including areas such as land and asset management, licensing and public health. Packaged plans and tools are available now for developers to work with.


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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