Lauren Goode

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Office-for-iPad App CloudOn Raises $16 Million in Series B Funding

CloudOn, an application for accessing Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Reader and DropBox on iPads and Android tablets, has raised $16 million in Series B funding today from Social+Capital, TransLink Capital and existing investors Foundation Capital and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The company first launched in January 2012, and claims more than one million downloads in the past five months. The app is currently free, though CloudOn has said it may introduce a tiered pricing structure.


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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