Peter Kafka

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Is Warner Music a Buyer or a Seller? Goldman Sachs Says "Yes!"

Warner Music Group has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for all or a portion of the music company, reports the New York Times. Warner Music Group has also hired Goldman Sachs to help it buy all or a portion of longtime rival EMI Music Group, the Times reports. The Times politely calls this an “unusual two-track process,” but it makes perfect sense for Goldman, which gets paid no matter what.


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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