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Plain Vanilla Scores Another $2 Million for QuizUp

Plain Vanilla Games, the studio behind mobile trivia game QuizUp, has raised a $2 million extension to its earlier $2.5 million Series A. The new funding, led by Sequoia Capital and eVentures, closed before QuizUp launched earlier this month. A spokesperson said that as of Monday, the game has 1.5 million registered users and has been played 70 million times.


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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