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Google Controls the Weather

A screenshot from the new, user-controlled local weather app they’re rolling out:

Facebook IPO

People generally buy stocks for one of two, somewhat related reasons: because they think that the value will rise in the long-term, or because they think the value will rise in the short term. The Facebook IPO has been a debacle, we are told, and the evidence is that the share price has declined from […]

SOPA & PIPA

Ah, Chris Dodd: The moves were described as an “abuse of power” by one of the highest profile supporters of the anti-piracy bills. “Some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that […]

“What is the Internet, Anyway?”

So wonder Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric in 1994 – not that long ago. One day I’ll tell my grandchildren stories of the life that existed before the internet, and they won’t believe me.

Web Attacks

From the BBC, regarding efforts by the hacktivist group Anonymous to crash websites hosted by the Tunisian, Egyptian, and Yemeni government regimes opposing protestors: “If you aren’t prepared to go and throw rocks, then maybe you should think again about clogging up websites with traffic,” he added. So says a security expert. Because throwing rocks, […]

Ninja Neutrality

Ask a Ninja has something to say about Net Neutrality.

Network Neutrality Threatened

Not only in the US, but in Canada and the UK as well.

Recording Industry to no longer sue song-swappers

This is excellent news, from the LA Times: The group representing the U.S. recording industry said Friday that it had abandoned its policy of suing people for sharing songs protected by copyright and that it would work with Internet service providers to cut abusers’ access if they ignore repeated warnings. The move ends a controversial […]