Peter Kafka

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Warner Music Rewards New Owner With Decent Quarter

This is a nice way to greet the new boss: Warner Music, set to be acquired by investor Len Blavatnik, reports a nice Q2, particularly by music industry standards: Revenue was up 2 percent, while digital sales were up 9 percent. But operating income was down 6 percent, in part because of severance charges, and the company lost 25 cents per share.


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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