Liz Gannes

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Xobni Contact Manager Hits the iPhone

Does your mobile address book need an overhaul? Xobni’s Smartr Contacts app became available on the iPhone today, a platform the company had previously neglected while it launched on Outlook, Gmail, Android and BlackBerry. Smartr Contacts aggregates and maintains email and phone information, conversation history and social media presences for each contact. It orders people by relevance, rather than the alphabet.


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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