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Payments Startup Clinkle Lays Off Nearly a Quarter of Its Staff

Clinkle, a secretive, much-hyped payments startup, plans to lay off somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 percent to 25 percent of its employees, or about 16 people, AllThingsD has learned. The move was led by former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy — now Clinkle’s new COO — who wants to bring in more experienced staff. Fortune’s Dan Primack was the first to report the news.


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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