Liz Gannes

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Ping App Aims to Turn Personal Emails Into Chat Threads

Ping, an iPhone app that treats emails like mobile message streams, launches today. In addition to importing regular email from various cloud services and sorting out bulk messages, the app includes voice recording, video chat and doodling — as well as custom notifications for individual senders and groups. Co-founder Erez Pilosof had previously co-founded the influential Israeli Internet portal Walla, which had been an early competitor with Gmail.


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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