Peter Kafka

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Google Signs Rovi Patent Deal for TV Program Guides

Google has signed a patent deal with Rovi that will let the search giant use Rovi’s electronic TV guides for several years. A Rovi press release says the licenses cover “set-top boxes, as well as online and mobile platforms,” and that they’ll be put to use on the newly announced Google Fiber pay TV service.


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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