Kara Swisher

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In this post on his NewTeeVee site, Om Malik said organizers of the still-in-the-planning-stages joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp. are making the rounds, trying to raise $100 million for the online video service designed to counter the growing power of YouTube.

That puts the valuation of the still-unnamed project at $1 billion.

Is it worth that much?

Hmm. Let me think. Hmm.

No.


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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