Jason Del Rey

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Eric Schmidt’s VC Fund Backs Former Googlers’ Retail Tech Startup Index in $7 Million Round

Retail software startup Index, which aims to give retailers a better idea of who’s shopping in their stores and shoppers a more personalized experience, has raised a $7 million Series A investment round from Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Khosla Ventures. The San Francisco-based startup was founded by former Google Wallet execs Jonathan Wall and Marc Freed-Finnegan.


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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