Liz Gannes

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Video Calling Start-Up Tango Gets $40M More

Eighteen months after it launched, Tango, the start-up competitor to Skype and Apple FaceTime, now has 45 million total users, with more than 10 percent of them active on a daily basis. Tango has been even more successful at attracting dollars; it just closed a Series C round from investors including Qualcomm Ventures and Access Industries, bringing the company to nearly $100 million raised.


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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