Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Tech Ticker: Does Zuckerberg Need Help?

In the second of three discussions with Yahoo Finance’s Tech Ticker’s Sarah Lacy (the first was on politics in Silicon Valley), we talk about the management issues at Facebook.

BoomTown broke the news recently about the departure of longtime top exec Owen Van Natta at the hot social-networking site. I also reported on the start-up’s search for a No. 2 exec to back up Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and made some suggestions about possible candidates for the job.

Here’s my talk with Lacy about Facebook management changes:


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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