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Social Photo Startup Chute Raises $7 Million

Photo collection startup Chute raised a $7 million round of venture funding, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Foundry Group; existing investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners also participated. Chute lets companies grab photos from social networks and incorporate the visuals into their websites and apps. Sounds sorta similar to what Instagram could do someday soon, no?


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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