Peter Kafka

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Facebook Is Worth $65 Billion, Says Facebook Seller Interpublic

Ad giant Interpublic, which bought a tiny stake in Facebook way back in 2006, has sold half of its investment. Depending on which report you believe, Interpublic ended up selling 0.2 percent to 0.25 percent of the social network’s shares, for a total of $133 million, “in a privately negotiated transaction.” That places Mark Zuckerberg’s baby at about $65 billion, give or take a few billion.


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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