Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Me Blabbing About the Latest Yahoo CEO (So What Else Is New?)

Yesterday, after much scoopage and hubbub over the new Yahoo CEO, Scott Thompson, I donned my shades and headed over to WSJ.com’s “Digits” tech show to chitchat about it.

Yet another new Yahoo CEO to stalk is like back-to-school time for me — a combo of hope, newly sharpened pencils and clean erasers.

It’s a new day, and yet the same, as you can see from the Yahoo CEO chart above, from The Journal.

Here’s the video — I am a few minutes in:


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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