Liz Gannes

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MyFitnessPal Raises $18M to Count More Calories

Calorie counter and diet community MyFitnessPal raised $18 million in its first round of funding from backers Kleiner Perkins and Accel Partners. Though the eight-year-old company has one of the cheesier names in the biz, it is adding 1.5 million users per month and is widely integrated into other fitness-tracking tools.


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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