Liz Gannes

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Google Officially Shuts Down the Neglected Aardvark

Google will close its social search tool Aardvark, which had been seemingly left untouched since being acquired in February 2010. The move comes as part of a larger housecleaning that includes cutting Google Labs and Slide. The Aardvark founders said in a blog post that they are excited that Google+ is already a bigger “place to share knowledge online” than vark.com was.


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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