Liz Gannes

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Google Maps for iPhone Had 10 Million Downloads in 48 Hours

The much-anticipated Google Maps for iPhone instantly topped the app download charts. Now we have some hard numbers: The app was downloaded more than 10 million times in less than 48 hours, according to Jeff Huber, Google’s head of commerce and local. (And I will now deposit a buck in the jar for being a hypocrite.)


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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