Peter Kafka

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Amazon Buys European Streaming Movie Service Lovefilm

Amazon, which already owned 42 percent of European Web movie service Lovefilm, has picked up the rest of the company, too. The Financial Times pegs the value of the deal at $312 million. Apparently it’s a legal requirement to describe Lovefilm as “the Netflix of Europe,” so there you go. Netflix itself isn’t in Europe, but international expansion is on the company’s agenda.


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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