Jason Del Rey

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Staples Acquires Personalization Startup Runa to Customize Deals for Online Shoppers

Staples announced today that it has acquired Runa, a San Mateo, Calif.-based startup that sells technologies that online retailers use to customize deals and shipping offers on a shopper-by-shopper basis. Runa’s entire staff of about 20 will be joining Staples.


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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