Peter Kafka

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Social Shopping Engine The Fancy Raises $10 Million From French Fashion Giant PPR

The Fancy, one of a slew of start-ups trying to marry shopping with social … stuff, has found a deep-pocketed fan. French fashion conglomerate PPR — the people behind brands like Gucci and Alexander McQueen — is pouring $10 million into the start-up, reports Betabeat. Here’s a reminder, from a year ago, about what founder Joe Einhorn is trying to do.


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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