Peter Kafka

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Tom Hanks Brings “Electric City” to Yahoo

More new blood for Yahoo, this time in the form of a Hollywood star: Tom Hanks and his Playtone productions are creating an animated series for the Web giant. Hanks will also star in “Electric City,” which Yahoo is describing as an “action-packed sci-fi adventure series,” which will run for a total of 90 minutes — across 20 three- to five-minute episodes — and will kick off this spring. Yahoo says the show will feature all sorts of cross-platform interactive bells and whistles.


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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