John Paczkowski

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Talkin' Schmidt Ain't Sayin' Nothin'

djjazzyschmidt.jpgLooks like Google has updated its arrogance algorithm again. After dismissing Viacom’s $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit over video clips on YouTube as a “mistake” at our D5 conference in May, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has taken another shot at the media conglomerate and its CEO Philippe “Dough Man” Dauman. Chatting with reporters at a hotel bar at the 25th annual Allen & Co. moguls meeting early this morning, Schmidt slagged Viacom as compulsively litigious. “Viacom is a company built from lawsuits, look at their history,” he said. “Look who they hired as CEO: Philippe Dauman, who was the general counsel for Viacom for 20 years.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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