Jason Del Rey

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Groupon Buys Social Gifting Startup Plumfare

Groupon is continuing to build out its restaurant-focused services by acquiring social gifting app Plumfare, a Groupon spokesperson confirmed. Plumfare prompts restaurant goers to photograph a drink or food item and then send it to a friend as a symbol of a gift. Plumfare, which launched last year, takes a cut of the transaction when the gift recipient redeems it. VentureBeat first reported the acquisition.

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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