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Social Discovery Startup Sonar Shuts Down

Sonar, an app which helped users meet and discover “interesting people in the world” via smartphone, has closed its doors, according to CEO Brett Martin. The app, which raised around $2 million from angel and VC investors and received no shortage of press attention, was briefly popular — it had millions of installs — before languishing over time. Martin’s long post-mortem can be found on the blogging platform Medium.


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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