Peter Kafka

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A First Guess at Twitter Ad Results: How About $150 Million for 2011?

Twitter’s ad business is still in the just-getting-started phase, but eMarketer thinks that will still be a nine-figure business: It predicts Adam Bain and crew will sell $150 million worth of promoted tweets, promoted trends, etc., this year. Next year, spurred in part by a Google/Facebook-like self-serve ad system: $250 million. “But the company must show it can live up to its hype.” Noted!


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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