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Pinterest Acquires Mobile Startup Livestar

Pinterest announced Wednesday it had acquired Livestar, the small mobile-focused recommendations startup. Livestar’s three-engineer team will join Pinterest, but CEO Fritz Lanman will not; he’ll move on to another yet-to-be-announced startup, while maintaining an advisory role at Pinterest. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and Livestar will shut down its services immediately.


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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