Liz Gannes

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Ping App Aims to Turn Personal Emails Into Chat Threads

Ping, an iPhone app that treats emails like mobile message streams, launches today. In addition to importing regular email from various cloud services and sorting out bulk messages, the app includes voice recording, video chat and doodling — as well as custom notifications for individual senders and groups. Co-founder Erez Pilosof had previously co-founded the influential Israeli Internet portal Walla, which had been an early competitor with Gmail.


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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