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Big Data Start-Up Platfora Lands $5.7 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

Exclusive: Backupify Closes $5 Million in Round Led by Avalon Ventures

IBM Stakes $1 Billion on Hope of Spurring Small Business Buying

Iridium Makes Satellite Connections as Easy as Wi-Fi

History Repeats Itself at Hewlett-Packard webOS Unit

HP Chairman Ray Lane Talks About PC Business Spinoff, TouchPad’s Last Hurrah

U.K. Arrests Two More Suspected Members of LulzSec

Judge Throws Out $1.3 Billion Judgment Against SAP as “Grossly Excessive”

What Would T-Mobile Do With $3 Billion? We May Be About to Find Out.

Marc Benioff Is All Over This Social Enterprise Thing

Oracle to Court: HP Was Sneaky When We Made That Deal

Yammer Tweaks Salesforce in Friends With Benefits Campaign — Make That Frenemies

Exclusive: Hadoop Companies Multiply as MapR Lands $20M in Funding

STMicro Makes Its Tiny Gyroscopes Even Tinier

Fusion-io Brings Speedy Flash to Virtual Machines

Hurricane Irene Is Over; Power Still Out for Many

Irene Is Coming, Bringing Likely Disruptions to Power, Phones and Internet

Jive’s IPO Filing Gives First Look at Its Finances

AMD Names Lenovo COO Rory P. Read as Its New CEO

What Happens Next at Apple?

HP’s Todd Bradley Talks About PC Unit’s Future, and His Own (Video)

Who Would Buy Hewlett-Packard’s PC Business?

Video: Former CEO Carly Fiorina Gives Tentative Thumbs-Up to HP Shake-Up

Earthquake Rattles Virginia, D.C. and New York; Wireless Networks Affected

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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