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Security Startup RiskIQ Raises $10 Million

RiskIQ, a startup focused on Web- and mobile-application security, announced on Thursday that it raised a $10 million Series A round of venture funding from growth equity firm Summit Partners. The new funds will help the four-year-old RiskIQ continue to develop its security products, as well as invest in sales, marketing and business-development areas of the company. RiskIQ scans global Web-connected networks using a proprietary crawling technology, finding threats and using that information to warn customers of potential system compromises.


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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