Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Scamazon Studios

Here is a video that spoofs a video online retail giant Amazon made recently for its Amazon Studios.

Under the new program, Amazon will hand out $2.7 million annually to filmmakers for development. It will also provide a platform on the site to put their work, which others can review and even revise.

In other words, easy to make fun of by Hollywood types. Thus, while its language is a little strong, you’ll get the point pretty quickly.

Here it is, along with the original one it is mocking:

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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