Peter Kafka

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Discovery Ups Oprah Money, Gets More Oprah in Return

Discovery Communications, which is spending a lot of money to launch a new cable network with Oprah Winfrey, says it will be spending even more: Via an SEC filing, the cable guys say they will increase their funding commitment from $100 million to $189 million. In return, Oprah promises to be more visible on the network. Which makes sense, since that’s the reason people will want to watch something called “Oprah Winfrey Network.”


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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