Peter Kafka

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Comcast Hires Lehman as NBCUniversal’s New Digital Boss

Comcast’s NBCUniversal hasn’t had a digital boss yet, but the young company does now: Nick Lehman, a longtime veteran of Viacom’s MTV Web operations. Lehman has spent the last year at niche TV network Plum TV, where he has been CEO since November. At NBCUniversal, he’ll oversee all of the site’s Web-only operations, like iVillage and Fandango, and he will also keep an eye on sites for networks like Bravo and Telemundo. He reports to NBCUniversal exec Lauren Zalaznick.


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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