Arik Hesseldahl

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Best Buy Founder Schulze Offers to Take Retailer Private

Richard Schulze, the founder and former chairman of the struggling electronics retailer Best Buy, has offered to buy out the chain at $24 to $26 a share, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The offer would value the company at about $8.5 billion, and amounts to a premium of between 36 percent and 47 percent over Best Buy’s closing share price on Friday. Best Buy shares soared in premarket trading by more than 21 percent.


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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