Liz Gannes

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Free Call Service Fring Bought by Genband

Fring, a seven-year-old Skype alternative, has been bought for a reported $50 million by Genband, with plans to help carriers and MSOs compete with cheap and free Internet app providers. Fring had raised more than $30 million, and its development will remain in Israel.


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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