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How the Macarena and Many Bar Mitzvahs Helped Psy Break Big with “Gangnam Style” (Video)

If you get the guys who manage Madonna, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga onstage together, you’re going to hear some great stuff. Here’s one of the highlights from their session at the D11 conference: The origin story for Psy. Or, more accurately, the story about the way manager Scooter Braun found the Korean pop singer and recognized an instant hit.

Semi-spoiler: This tale involves the Macarena, Cotton Eye Joe, Snow and a lot of Bar Mitzvahs.

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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