Jason Del Rey

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Social Shopping Site The Fancy Gets New Funding and Will Smith as an Investor

The Fancy, the commerce site that lets users post cool products from around the Web and buy them right from the site, has received another large infusion of capital. Bloomberg reported that the round totaled $53 million, but that seems to include a previous investment of $26 million that closed in October. Since then, the company has raised about $27 million, according to an SEC form filed last week. A person familiar with the deal confirmed a Bloomberg report that actor Will Smith invested in the round.


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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