Peter Kafka

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BuzzFeed’s Investors Are Back for $19 Million More

BuzzFeed, the fast-growing, Facebook-friendly Web publisher, has raised another $19.3 million. The deal comes a year after the company rounded up $15.5 million in funding, and involves the same set of investors, including New Enterprise Associates, Lerer Ventures, Hearst Media, Softbank and RRE. BuzzFeed has raised more than $46 million since 2008, and says the money will go into international expansion, among other plans.


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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