Peter Kafka

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Morgan Stanley Thinks YouTube Will Be a $20 Billion Business

Google won’t provide any revenue information for YouTube, so Wall Street comes up with its own guesses. Here’s the newest from Morgan Stanley: The banks analysts think the video site will do $4 billion in gross revenue this year, and will generate $711 million in operating income. By 2020, Morgan Stanley thinks those numbers could hit $20 billion and $5 billion.


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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