Peter Kafka

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Turner Digital Sales Boss Walker Jacobs Out

Walker Jacobs, the high-profile sales chief for Turner’s digital properties, is out after an org chart shuffle. Jacobs, who is best known for pushing Turner and other publishers not to use third-party ad networks and exchanges, won’t be directly replaced. A Turner memo announcing his departure didn’t reveal a new position for him but declared that “there are a number of options available to someone with Walker’s experience and accomplishments.”


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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