Liz Gannes

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Nearly a Billion Dollars Later, Electric Car Startup Better Place Shuts Down

Better Place, a startup that built battery-swapping stations for electric cars, is shutting down, it announced on Sunday. Fortune had reported that this was coming. After raising $850 million and being valued at $2.25 billion, Better Place sold 900 compatible cars in Israel and 400 in Denmark.


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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