Arik Hesseldahl

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AMD Shares Up on Real Estate Sale-Leaseback

Shares of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices are rising by more than 4 percent today on word that the company expects to make between $150 million and $200 million on a sale-leaseback deal pending on its 58-acre campus in Austin, Texas. The move had been rumored earlier this month, and will alleviate a worsening shortage of cash.


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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