Peter Kafka

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Fashion News and Shopping Site Refinery29 Raises $20 Million

Refinery29, one of the most prominent Web properties pursuing the “content + commerce” meme, has raised a $20 million C round funded by Stripes Group. The fashion news/shopping company, which has raised more than $30 million since 2005, says it will use the money to push into new categories, including beauty and entertainment, and will also invest in technology. Refinery29 says it has a global audience of 11 million people.


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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