Liz Gannes

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Appcelerator Buys API Connector Singly

Mobile platform company Appcelerator has bought Singly, an application programming interface integration tool that had much promise and had raised a $7 million Series A round just over a year ago, but only had a few customers (for instance, TimeHop, the nostalgic app that brings back old social media posts). Appcelerator has proven much more popular, with 500,000 mobile developers signed up. Though smaller, the deal follows other recent API startup acquisitions Parse and Mashery.


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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