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Groupon Acquires Former TechStars Startup SideTour

Groupon announced on Wednesday that it was acquiring SideTour, an online marketplace for unique tours and activities in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The New York City-based startup is a graduate of the TechStars accelerator program, and had raised $4 million in venture capital. Groupon said it will now distribute SideTour experiences to its subscribers and website visitors.


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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