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Microsoft Unifies Its Venture Efforts

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it would bring together its multiple venture efforts with the formation of Microsoft Ventures. The new setup essentially houses a number of Microsoft’s existing programs under one roof: The BizSpark program continues to offer Microsoft enterprise software and tools to aspiring entrepreneurs. The accelerator program accepts a small number of applicants and provides mentoring resources to those in the program. And, finally, the Bing fund will be increased to provide seed funding to a greater number of startups.


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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