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Social Startup DataSift Raises $42 Million

DataSift, a U.K.-based social startup that offers analytics services based on aggregate social network data, announced on Tuesday that it raised $42 million in a Series C round of venture funding. The new capital brings the total amount of funds raised to about $70 million.


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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