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Q&A Service ChaCha Raises $20 Million More

Q&A service ChaCha, which has already raised $52 million in funding, has added another $20 million. This round was led by Rho Ventures and VantagePoint, and sources familiar with the transaction insist that the money is for growth and not liquidity for early investors. ChaCha competes in a field chock-full of rivals, from Yahoo and Answers.com down to new entrants like Quora. The company last raised $7 million in an E round in December 2009; the company claims to reach 15 million unique users between its online and mobile platforms.


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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