Lauren Goode

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Jawbone Gets $40 Million From Deutsche Telekom, Kleiner Perkins

Jawbone, maker of nifty audio devices and the recently maligned UP fitness wristband, has raised $40 million from Deutsche Telekom, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Yuri Milner and investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The new capital brings Jawbone’s funding to date close to $210 million. CEO Hosain Rahman has said that the company plans to introduce more products in the healthcare and audio markets, according to GigaOM.


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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