Kara Swisher

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Here's Some Lovely Videos From Wall Street Journal Online and MarketWatch

Put your feet up and watch some dandy videos from WSJ Online and MarketWatch, our very nice relatives at Dow Jones (AllThingsD is the crazy cousin of this family and Rupe is our new parental unit).

First, Microsoft unveils newest Zune Media players, in attractive guano-green, as the clever Digital Daily’s John Paczkowski notes in his post yesterday:

Then Starbucks joins up with Apple for a new “Song a Day” promotion, where they will give away 50 million songs all for the greater glory of the iTunes Wi-Fi Music stores and the sale of more Caramel Macchiatos!:

And, hey, we might see a national economic recession coming, but techies in the San Francisco Bay area are apparently safe, all due to Facebook, Google and green tech:


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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