Peter Kafka

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No, It's Not Instagram: Photo-Sharing App Picplz Raises $5 Million

Mixed Media Labs, the parent company behind photo-sharing app Picplz, has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Up until now Picplz, which works on both Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android platforms, has been best known as the new project from Dalton Caldwell, who ran music service Imeem until it collapsed a year ago. Next question: Who is investing in rival photo-sharing app Instagram? (Ahem. Besides Andreeseen’s firm, which invested in that start-up’s seed 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