Lauren Goode

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No Place Like Home? AOL Acquires Tech Blog Gdgt.

Gadget-review site Gdgt — pronounced “gadget” — said this morning that it had been acquired by AOL for an undisclosed amount. The move is a homecoming of sorts for a group of writers from Engadget, also owned by AOL, that had left the company to form Gdgt. The rumored acquisition was previously reported by TechCrunch, which is also owned by AOL. (This site, AllThingsD, is not owned by AOL.)


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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