Liz Gannes

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Stanford Grants $3.6M to StartX Accelerator

Stanford University, the educational institution most closely affiliated with technology startups, is making a direct investment in StartX, a nonprofit, four-year-old startup accelerator for Stanford affiliates. Stanford is also creating an uncapped fund to invest in companies that emerge from the program. Graduates from StartX include WifiSlam (bought by Apple for about $20 million for indoor location) and Clinkle (raised $25 million for mobile payments).


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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