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TinyCo Raises $20 Million From Pinnacle Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz

Mobile game developer TinyCo announced today that it has raised $20 million in new financing from Pinnacle Ventures and other investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, which led an $18 million round in 2011. The funds will support new hiring and game development for 2014. CEO Suli Ali said the company hopes to make more games that players “get” in the first five minutes and then will want to share with friends. Along with the new financing, TinyCo announced that ArenaNet co-founder Mike O’Brien would join Ali and Marc Andreessen on its board.


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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