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Conan O’Brien Goes West–The Five-Minute Version

How did Conan O’Brien do, when he took the reins of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” on Monday night? That’s all subjective, of course, but this opening clip should give you an idea of where he was headed.

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Digital video sidenote: The GE (GE) network’s deal with Hulu, the video joint venture it formed with Fox-owner News Corp. (NWS) and ABC-owner Disney (DIS), is supposed to allow Hulu to put up any video that NBC makes available on its own site. But, as of early Tuesday morning, this clip was only available on NBC.com.

Go figure.


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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