Liz Gannes

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PlanGrid Funded for Bringing Construction Project Blueprints to iPads

PlanGrid, which makes a freemium iPad app for people working on construction projects to manage blueprints, has raised $1.1 million in seed money. Founded by two construction engineers and two software engineers, the company attracted funding from a number of Silicon Valley angels, as well as one of the first strategic investments by Box.net, after graduating from the Y Combinator program.


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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