Peter Kafka

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Flurry, the Apps Analytics Start-Up That Enraged Steve Jobs, Raises $15 Million

Some start-ups might curl up and die when Steve Jobs singles them out for criticism. But Flurry seems to be doing okay: The app analytics company, which enraged Jobs by peering into Apple’s iPad launch plans and publishing the results, has raised another $15 million in a round led by Menlo Ventures. Existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest, First Round Capital and Union Square Venture re-upped, too.


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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