Peter Kafka

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Yahoo Folds Up Livestand, Its Would-Be Flipboard Killer

Yahoo has pulled the plug on Livestand, its iPad/tablet news app. Yahoo rolled out the app last fall, and positioned it as competitor to apps like Flipboard and Zite. But the app never got any traction, and has been on the chopping block for much of 2012.


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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