Peter Kafka

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Amazon’s Supply Problem Disappears: Kindle Fire HD Prices Cut By $50 Today

When Amazon launched the 8.9-inch version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet, it predicted supply problems. Maybe those have gone away: Amazon is knocking $50 off the $299 device’s entry price via a one-day sale today. Amazon’s tablet is supposed to compete, feature-wise, with Apple’s iPad mini and Google’s Nexus 10.


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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