John Paczkowski

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U.S. Puts Big Kindle Deal on Hold While It Browses E-Reader Market

The U.S. State Department is reconsidering its Kindle deal with Amazon. The agency, which earlier this summer floated the idea of a $16.5 million no-bid contract with Amazon to purchase some 35,000 Kindle Touches and content, withdrew the proposal this week. Why? That’s not entirely clear, but here’s the official explanation: The State Department feels it needs additional market research to flesh out its requirements for the program.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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