Peter Kafka

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Spotify Competitor Deezer Raises Big Round

Deezer, the Spotify-like streaming music service that is big in France, has raised a reported $130 million in a round led by Warner Music Group owner Access Industries. Of that, $30 million will supposedly be used to buy out existing shareholders. Earlier this week Deezer invited press to an October 10 event where it said it would reveal “details of a major new funding investment.”


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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