Liz Gannes

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Frankly Raises $6M for Ephemeral Messaging

Frankly, a San Francisco-based startup whose new Android and iOS texting apps delete messages once they have been read, has raised $6 million from SK Planet and angel investors. In this age of disappearing privacy, there are also many other Snapchat-for-texting startups cropping up, including Wickr and Ansa.


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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