Kara Swisher

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Tellme's Mike McCue Speaks!

Along with my visit to the HQ of Tellme (see my post and video on that here) in Mountain View, Calif., to check out the treatment it is getting as a recent subsidiary of Microsoft (pay attention, Yahoo!), I also talked to Founder and now General Manager Mike McCue about trends in the voice-automated services business.

Here’s the interview, which we did at a lovely Thai restaurant on Castro Street in Mountain View as the trains sped noisily by, where we discuss a wide range of issues about the sector and about Tellme:


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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