Liz Gannes

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Educational Game Maker MindSnacks Wins $6.5M From Sequoia Capital

MindSnacks, which makes language-learning and test-prep apps for iOS, has raised $6.5 million from Sequoia Capital to expand into categories like geography and math. The San Francisco-based company’s games, which have been downloaded more than four million times, are generally free to download, and cost $4.99 to upgrade to more levels.


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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