Peter Kafka

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YouTube Nabs Next New Networks

YouTube has finalized its acquisition of Next New Networks, announcing a deal that’s been in motion since late last year. No word on price for the New York-based site, but industry sources I talk to have been describing the deal as an “acq-hire,” and YouTube’s announcement of the deal seems to suggest the same by referring to “the addition of the Next New Networks team.” Google’s video site says 17 full-time Next New employees will join YouTube; Next New Networks’ site now directs visitors to YouTube.


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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