Peter Kafka

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Amazon Says Kindle Purchases Up 4X on Black Friday

Amazon says it sold a lot of Kindle tablets on Friday — four times as many as the company did on Black Friday 2010, when it didn’t offer Kindle models like the Fire and the Touch. If you’re expecting more detail from Amazon on unit sales, then you’ve never read an Amazon press release before.


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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