Peter Kafka

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Viacom Says Netflix Isn’t Hurting Nickelodeon Ratings

Viacom, which has seen ratings decline at its Nickelodeon cable channel, doesn’t think it is losing eyeballs to Netflix, which offers an array of kids programming, including Nickelodeon shows like “Dora the Explorer.” Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, speaking during the company’s earnings call this morning, continues to argue that the ratings decline stems primarily from a Nielsen miscount. Viacom saw revenue increase 3 percent for Q4, while earnings dropped 5 percent.


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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