Peter Kafka

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Barnes & Noble Founder Riggio Bids for Stores but Not Nook

Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio, who still owns 30 percent of the company, has offered to buy the bookseller’s retail operations, but not its Nook e-reader business. The Wall Street Journal forecast Riggio’s offer last night.


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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