Peter Kafka

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IAC’s About Hires COO, Two More Execs

About.com, IAC’s answers website, has hired three executives: Scott Kim, who was previously chief strategy officer at IAC’s Ask.com, will be chief operating officer; Alex Ellerson, previously Howcast Media’s COO, will become SVP for content; and Matthew Knell, previously AOL’s social media guy, will take a similar role. Earlier this year IAC hired Neil Vogel to run About, which it bought from the New York Times last summer.


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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