Peter Kafka

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Nuance’s Swype Bill: $102.5 Million

Nuance has spelled out its acquisition plans for Swype, the company that makes virtual keyboard software for Google’s Android handsets. Nuance will pay $102.5 million in cash for the start-up, with $77.5 million coming upfront and the rest paid out in 18 months.


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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