Kara Swisher

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Sold Is Sold to Dropbox (Yes, I Just Wrote That)

Dropbox today has bought e-commerce middleman for consumers Sold, according to a post on Sold’s site. The service will no longer be accepting items, the Boston-based startup said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sold had only had a small round of seed funding from Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, among others.


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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