Lauren Goode

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At SXSW, Uber’s Smartphone App Brings You Barbecue Sandwiches

Uber, which powers a smartphone app for summoning car service, is testing on-demand food delivery at SXSW in Austin this week: In addition to requesting pedicabs, users will have the option within the app to request a barbecue sandwich delivered right to their location. The price for the pedicabs will be negotiable, and the barbecue will cost $10 (chips and water included).

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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