Liz Gannes

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Uber Gets Uber-Large Round of Funding for Mobile Car Service

Uber today announced it had raised $32 million in Series B funding from Menlo Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Bezos Expeditions, Benchmark Capital and others, and it also launched in its first European city, Paris. The 18-month-old company says it wants to be a “global transportation and logistics brand.” For now, it helps users hire and pay private luxury cars to drive them around.


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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