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Android Keyboard App SwiftKey Raises $17.5 Million Series B

SwiftKey, the company behind a popular Android keyboard app of the same name, has raised $17.5 million in a Series B investment round led by Index Ventures. In addition to offering its app on Google Play and Amazon’s Android app store, SwiftKey licenses its keyboard technology to several OEMs, including Samsung. AllThingsD’s Bonnie Cha reviewed an older version of SwiftKey in July 2012.


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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