Peter Kafka

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AOL Buys Local Aggregator Outside.In

AOL has purchased Outside.In, one of many startups that’s tried to figure out how to make local and “hyper-local” news work. The New York-based startup didn’t seem to crack the code either, but at least you can see why AOL might be interested in its team or technology, given Tim Armstrong’s focus on local with his Patch program. Business Insider first reported the transaction.


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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