Liz Gannes

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Russian Search Engine Yandex Files for IPO

As expected, Yandex, the so-called Google of Russia, has filed to go public on NASDAQ. The search company hopes to raise $1 billion, and reported $143 million in net income last year based on revenues of $440 million, almost exclusively from advertising. It had previously planned to go public in 2008.


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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