Peter Kafka

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DirecTV Says It’s Kicking Hulu’s Tires, Too

Add one more company sniffing around Hulu: DirecTV confirmed today, during its earnings call, that it is looking at Hulu, too (or, as some outlets might like to put it, “in early talks to consider a bid”). As we’ve noted before, this isn’t surprising, and compared to other would-be bidders, the satellite-TV company might make a logical home for the video site (jointly owned by Disney, Comcast and News Corp., which also owns this site.)


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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