Peter Kafka

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Comcast Digital Exec Karin Gilford Goes To ABC

Disney, which has been shuffling its digital staff, lands an exec from Comcast, which is moving around lots of bodies itself: Karin Gilford, formerly a Santa Monica-based online SVP for the cable giant, will move to Burbank, where she’ll work head up digital for the ABC broadcast network, reporting to Albert Cheng. Gilford’s Comcast portfolio included Fancast, the would-be Hulu; prior to Comcast, she had run entertainment at Yahoo.

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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