Peter Kafka

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NBC U's Peacock Equity Bets on Voice Chat Start-Up Vivox

Peacock Equity, the joint venture investment fund co-owned by GE Capital and NBC Universal, has invested $2 million in Vivox, which sells “voice chat services for social applications”–i.e., games, virtual worlds, etc. Other investors in the Boston-based company include Benchmark Capital, Canaan Partners, GrandBanks Capital and IDG Ventures. Related question: What becomes of Peacock once the Comcast deal goes through?


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik