Peter Kafka

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AT&T Walks Away From Its Yellow Pages

AT&T has sold off a majority stake in its Yellow Pages business unit for about $1 billion. Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management will pay the telco $750 million cash and take on $200 million in debt in exchange for 53 percent of the directory business, which generated $3.3 billion in revenue last year.


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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