Peter Kafka

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ITunes in the Cloud Is Still MIA, May Stay That Way

Ever since Apple bought Lala in December, tech prognosticators have told us that an “iTunes in the cloud,” featuring all the streaming music you could dream of, was just around the corner. But it has yet to show up, even though Lala has gone away. And it doesn’t seem to be coming any time soon, CNET’s Greg Sandoval reminds us–Apple doesn’t have deals with the labels and doesn’t seem to be pushing hard for them (but Google seems keen on launching its own service). So what is Apple up to? One clue: The Lala team is now reportedly working on a video project.


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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