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Viral Video: In Which I Am Impressed by the Jazz Hands of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

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Here’s part of an interview I did last week with longtime entrepreneur (and gadfly) Jason Calacanis, live in San Francisco for his “This Week in Startups” online video show. It covered a range of topics, including about my career, the future of journalism and also some choice bits about various Internet companies and their leaders.

I’ve posted the entire hour of interview below, but you might prefer the first clip, in which Calacanis and I talk about a concept I have about CEO “jazz hands,” after he asked me about the performance of Yahoo’s star exec Marissa Mayer.

Enjoy — and remember, keep calm and jazz hands will make it all better:


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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