Peter Kafka

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Video Processor Elemental Technologies Raises $13 Million

Elemental Technologies, a six-year-old start-up that helps companies process and manage Web video, has raised a $13 million C round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Earlier investors General Catalyst, Voyager Capital and Steamboat Ventures, who had put $14.5 million into the company, re-upped. Elemental’s clients include Disney, Comcast and Time Warner’s HBO.


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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