Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Spotify Gets a Pat on the Head, But Not a Deal

We do see Spotify, and services like Spotify, as ever-more meaningful for our results.

Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. during this morning’s earnings call, making his most encouraging noises yet about the streaming music service. But while Warner works with Spotify in Europe, it has yet to ink a deal with the company for the U.S. As of this week, Sony is the only major label to do so.


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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