Liz Gannes

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Andreessen Horowitz Gives $22M to Flirting Site Skout

Skout, a social discovery start-up, has raised $22 million from Andreessen Horowitz. The smartphone app for flirting with nearby people has seen strong international adoption, though it isn’t sharing its total number of users. Skout used to be more like Foursquare — also backed by AH — but it got much more traction when it turned toward dating. AH also backed a flirting app called LikeALittle, which is currently revamping itself to be called Circle.


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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