Liz Gannes

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Former Yahoo Chief Technologist Joins Twitter Through Bagcheck Acquisition

Twitter has acquired Bagcheck, a site devoted to documenting personal product collections, bringing on board co-founder Sam Pullara for its engineering team. Pullara was previously chief technologist at Yahoo, before leaving to become an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital. Bagcheck, which is staying online for now, had raised funding from Sutter Hill Ventures and Morado Ventures.

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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