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Stitcher Raises $10 Million to Turn Your iPhone Into a Talk Radio Receiver

Stitcher, which helps mobile-phone users stream talk shows, news updates and podcasts to their iPhones, BlackBerrys, etc., has raised a $10 million C round led by New Enterprise Associates. Earlier investors Benchmark Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, and Ron Conway re-upped as well. Stitcher promises users it can help them get their content more quickly than downloading via intermediaries like iTunes; it tells advertisers it can aggregate large groups of listeners. It has raised $20 million to date.


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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