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Google Zeitgeist: Cirque du Soleil and Free Google TVs

Quite an Oprah moment at Google (GOOG) Zeitgeist today. A source who’s attending the event–which is being held in Paradise Valley, Ariz., this year–tells me that the 600 attendees got a doozy of a parting gift: Google TV, three months of Dish service, a Bravia TV and complimentary Best Buy Geek Squad installation. Wouldn’t want Aaron Sorkin, Jerry Yang, Carlos Slim et al messing around with cables and boxes and such. Must have been quite a scene: “And if you’ll all look under your seats, you’ll find your personal geek.”

The gift bags (crates?) also included some comfort for the sole: Havaianas flip-flops.

Oh. This year’s entertainment? The amazing and amusing stylings of Cirque du Soleil. Maybe this year’s theme was Flexibility.

UPDATE: Looks like it’s three months of Dish service, not six.


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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