Liz Gannes

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Eventbrite Makes Its First Acquisitions: Lanyrd and Eventioz

Online ticketing company Eventbrite has acquired its Latin American competitor Eventioz as well as the conference directory site Lanyrd. Terms weren’t disclosed, but both startups had raised less than $1.5 million in funding. Eventbrite recently brought on an additional $60 million from Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price for acquisitions (these are its first) and other expansions.


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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