Liz Gannes

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Product Startup Quirky Hires Doreen Lorenzo From Frog Design as President

Quirky, maker of products developed with the help of its online community, has hired Doreen Lorenzo as president. Lorenzo is a 16-year veteran of the design firm Frog, most recently as president. She’ll work closely with Quirky founder and CEO Ben Kaufman, who raised a ton of money for the company — $68 million — about a year ago.


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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