Peter Kafka

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Google Shuts Down Microsoft YouTube App, Again

A Microsoft-built YouTube app for Windows phones, shut down by Google in May and reintroduced by Microsoft this week, has been shut down by Google again. A YouTube spokesperson said, “Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service.”


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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