Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter CEO Passes Job to Co-Founder

Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen is stepping down from his role as CEO and up to the post of chairman of the online crowdfunding company on Jan. 1, he blogged today, saying that the move will give him more time for creative projects. The new CEO will be co-founder Yancey Strickler, who previously worked on customer service, community and communications. The third Kickstarter co-founder, Charles Adler, is leaving his day-to-day role. The company published new stats yesterday, among them that it has had five million people back projects.


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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