Peter Kafka

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Buy a Newspaper Stock? Yup, Says Barclays: The New York Times.

A rare vote of confidence in newspapers: Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwar has issued the equivalent of a “buy” recommendation for the New York Times. Venkateshwar, who has already put out a couple of positive notes on the Times this year, says he’s giving the publisher an “overweight” rating because its circulation numbers continue to improve, and because he thinks it is set to distribute some of its growing cash pile to shareholders.


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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