Liz Gannes

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Following Layoffs, BetterWorks Shuts Down Its Product

BetterWorks, the employee rewards start-up used by companies like Hulu, Tesla and Docstoc, is shutting down its site at the end of the month. The bad news from the Redpoint Ventures-backed start-up comes on the heels of significant layoffs last week. However, a spokeswoman said that the company itself is not shutting down entirely, but rather trying to use its remaining team and capital to reformulate itself.


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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