Peter Kafka

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Google Bumps Up Size, Cost of Motorola Cuts

Google says that cuts at its newly acquired Motorola Mobility unit will be broader than it first thought, and it will now spend $300 million on severance charges. In August, the company told investors that those charges would cost $275 million. Google says it will also spend another $90 million on “other charges related to facility and market exits,” and says more cuts and charges may come, “some of which may be significant.”


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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