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Benchmark, Redpoint Back Android Mod Startup Cyanogen Inc.

CyanogenMod, a startup created by Steve Kondik that creates customized software for Android smartphones, announced on Wednesday that it had raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures, and that it renamed itself Cyanogen Inc. Kondik, joined by Kirt McMaster, formerly of Boost Mobile, and coder Koushik Dutta, will soon launch a formal Cyanogen installer for Android phones inside Google’s Play store, and plan to continue building services and applications on top on the new software.


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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