Peter Kafka

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New York Times Hires New Ad Boss, Via Forbes

The New York Times, which has been looking for an ad sales chief since April, has filled the position: Meredith Kopit Levien, who has been heading up ads at Forbes Media for the last two years, will come to the Times next month. She’ll be tasked with turning around, or at least stabilizing, drooping ad sales for new CEO Mark Thompson.


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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