Peter Kafka

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Is Amazon Taking Out Diapers.com?

That’s what Fortune.com’s Dan Primack reports: He says Jeff Bezos will end a price war between the two companies by snapping up Diapers.com’s parent company Quidsi for $540 million. The New Jeresey-based company, whose investors include Accel and Bessemer, was reportedly valued at more than $300 million in its last funding round.


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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