Peter Kafka

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Apple Gets a Grammy (Sort Of)

A tiny bit of Grammy glow for Apple: Last night marked the first time something recorded exclusively for its iTunes store won an award. Train’s version of “Hey, Soul Sister,” which won the “Best Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” category, first appeared on the group’s “iTunes Session” EP last fall. (Though you can now buy the tune on Amazon, too, via a Grammy compilation).


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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