Jason Del Rey

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Groupon Acquires European HotelTonight Competitor Blink

Groupon announced today that it has acquired last-minute hotel-booking app Blink, which is based in Spain and focused on the European market, for an undisclosed amount. The move comes a few days after HotelTonight, the San Francisco-based company that offers a similar service — focused mostly thus far on the U.S. — raised a giant $45 million investment round.


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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