Liz Gannes

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Former Pandora Exec Jessica Steel Named President of UrbanSitter

Babysitting marketplace UrbanSitter has hired former Pandora executive Jessica Steel as president, and named her to its board. Steel led areas including business and corporate development at Pandora for eight years, before leaving in 2012. UrbanSitter, which is built on top of the Facebook social graph, just added a nanny-finding feature.


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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