Tiny Speck Raises Cash to Build a Massive Online Game

Tiny Speck, which was founded in 2009 by the four original members of Flickr, has raised a second round of capital from Andreessen Horowitz and Accel, totaling $10.7 million. The round precedes next week’s beta launch of the Vancouver, B.C., company’s first game. The browser-based massively multiplayer game, called Glitch, offers a goofy cartoonish underworld that evolves from a speck of dust.


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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