Liz Gannes

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UrbanSitter’s Social Babysitting Marketplace Raises $6M

UrbanSitter, the site that makes use of friend networks to help match up parents and babysitters, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Canaan Partners and returning investors. The service is still quite small; it has 22,000 members. But it says 80 percent of job requests are already filled, with an average sitter response time of 3.5 hours.


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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