Peter Kafka

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Next New Networks' New Boss Is Its Old Chairman

Next New Networks, the New York-based Web video aggregrator/creator/distributor, has a new boss. CEO Lance Podell is stepping down, citing “personal reasons,” but will stay on as chairman. Co-founder and current chairman Fred Seibert takes Podell’s place. Quick summary from Seibert: Things are going great! He predicts the site, which has raised some $26 million and generated 1.5 billion views in three years, will reach break-even within “several months.” The company did, however, make the same prediction in 2009.


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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