Peter Kafka

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Tastemade, YouTube’s Would-Be Food Network, Raises $10 Million

Tastemade, a video network aimed at becoming YouTube’s version of the the Food Network, has raised $10 million from Raine Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Industry sources say that the company, which had previously raised $5.3 million from Redpoint, had lots of interest in this round, including an offer from Food Network owner Scripps Network Interactive.


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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