Liz Gannes

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Hearsay Social Raises $18M to Help Big Brands Get Social Locally

Just five months after launching, Hearsay Social has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by NEA and including Sequoia Capital for its social media products addressing large brands with local presences. The company also launched new features including a tracker for “rogue pages” that illicitly represent a company’s brand. Hearsay’s largest customer contingents are in retail, financial services and direct sales.

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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