Peter Kafka

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Groupon Buys Local Database-Maker Hyperpublic

Groupon has acquired Hyperpublic, a New York-based start-up that provides location-based information developers can use to build their own applications. Hyperpublic, which raised a $1.15 million seed round in 2010, announced the deal on its own site, but didn’t disclose a purchase price. CEO Jordan Cooper says some of the company’s 10 employees will move on to Groupon, and that he’ll work for the daily deals company in some capacity. But he says he’ll also continue on at his other job, as a general partner at Lerer Ventures.


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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