We are used to seeing dozens of no-name Android-based devices launched by Chinese or Indian manufacturers every week, but to have an American unknown company unveil a gadget is certainly something that doesn’t happen every day.
What if Facebook paid you? Several startups envision an era in which we are all the brokers, and beneficiaries, of our own personal data.
If you’re a Facebook user–and let’s face it, you are–you might figure that the price is right. “Free” has a nice ring to it, after all. You get a digital forum in which to interact with your friends and acquaintances, to share photos and notes, to poke and be poked–all for nothing. Zip. Nada. Sweet deal, right? How could it get any better?