Peter Kafka

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Burger, Fries and a Coke, Delivered To Your Desk? That Will Be $50 Million.

SeamlessWeb, which connects people who want to eat food with restaurants that want to deliver it, has a new investor: Spectrum Equity Investors is buying a minority stake in the company for $50 million. SeamlessWeb was formed in 1999, and acquired by commercial food giant Aramark in 2006; Aramark continues to own the majority of the company. SeamlessWeb, which doesn’t actually deliver food to diners, but simply processes orders via the Web and mobile apps, says it will do more than $400 million in sales this year. Spectrum’s other investments include Demand Media, Survey Monkey and Ancestry.com.


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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