Kara Swisher

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BoomTown Talks About Smartphones and the Google Borg on “Nightline”

A week ago, the fine folks at ABC’s “Nightline” news program were in Silicon Valley on a quest to find out whassup with this growing smartphone war going on between Google’s Android operating system and the iPhone from Apple.

After touching the Nexus S of a Google smartphone exec, the ABC correspondent also asked BoomTown to weigh in on the whole thing.

Short version: Location, location, location. Apple and Google have opposite strategies. And, in the impending doom prediction part, search giant Google–and all these smartphones, really–are like a Borg that likes to suck up tasty mobile data.

But why don’t you see for yourself in the video of the interviews:

Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.


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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