Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Going Ape for James Franco

BoomTown is a major fan of the entire “Planet of the Apes” Hollywood movie franchise and will not apologize for one single second about this freakish apocalyptic series.

Except the bad one done most recently by director Tim Burton, which was really bad, but not in a good way.

In any case, this one, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”–starring the ubiquitous James Franco and one scary-looking dude playing an ape–looks dang good.

It comes out in August:


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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