Peter Kafka

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Dish Buys Bankrupt Blockbuster

Dish Network has purchased bankrupt Blockbuster Inc. for $320 million. Dish says it will to continue operate the video rental chain, and plans to use Blockbuster’s 1,700 locations to help market its satellite TV service. Dish beat out other bidders including Carl Ichan; the Wall Street Journal has a detailed blow-by-blow of the bankruptcy auction which began Tuesday morning and stretched into Wednesday.


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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