Peter Kafka

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Canadian Investors Bet $20 Million on Hootsuite

Investors are putting $20 million into Hootsuite, the social media management platform. Canadian fund OMERS Ventures has acquired the stake in the four-year-old company via secondary purchases from employees and earlier investors. Hootsuite, which lets marketers track and manage their presence on social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Google+, says it has “nearly four million” users; it has previously raised $4.9 million in debt and equity.


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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