Peter Kafka

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QOTD: To Predict Google-Motorola, Review Microsoft-Comcast

Fifteen years after their initial Comcast investment, Microsoft’s vision of a Windows-based gateway to the television still hasn’t materialized. Now it is Google’s turn to storm the fortress. And, like Microsoft before them, they have decided to do it from the inside.

Bernstein Research’s Craig Moffett, in a note (reg. required) savaging the notion that buying Motorola will allow Google to disrupt the TV business. Moffett does see a role for Google in helping cable operators measure and target TV advertising, though. For a less pithy take, read AllThingsD.


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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