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Rdio Rounds Up More Cash for Online Music

No one has figured out how to make online music subscriptions really work, but people are still trying: Rdio has raised a new $17.5 million round led by Mangrove Capital. The company had previously raised at least $6 million from Skype and its founders; the new dollars are supposed to help it compete with Apple’s iTunes and a host of other subscription services, including Spotify, Rhapsody and MOG.


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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