Wikileaks preparing to sue Mastercard and Visa.
Godaddy sale is a done deal.
Ericsson: Piracy is a symptom of failed business models. Maybe they’ve been reading Third Pipe.
Authors taking control of the book business.
Free smartphone video call service Tango is growing faster than Skype.
Verizon evaluating usage based wireline broadband pricing.
California’s online sales tax law creates a small business chill far beyond Amazon’s affiliate program exit.
The next big political meme: The ability to manufacture is still of paramount importance. Rebuilding manufacturing in the US will only happen when we have less government intervention.
Yahoo spins off internal Hadoop group. Open Source Hortenworks is born.
FCC’s wireless competition report shows no real progress. Is anyone surprised?
Skype unleashes development platform
AOL announces yet another re-org. Wasn’t Arianna Huffington supposed to fix everything?
Jimmy Wales insists free knowledge cannot exist without open source software and open standards.
Rogue hacker group LulzSec claims it’s disbanding.
Mozilla’s Asa Dotzler disses enterprise users
House committee: FCC acted too hastily approving Lightsquared’s repurposed frequencies.
Prince announces he won’t be releasing more music because it might get pirated.
Big media and ISP’s plan piracy dragnet.
Big music insider claims his business could be bigger than ever if it made a few changes.
Author JK Rowling goes Indie.
Tech author discusses 99 cent Kindle books as a business
Pols sworn to defend the constitution doing the exact opposite: Ambulance chaser lobby shill Senator Patrick Leahy praises website censorship.
Scareware and Ransomware scammers finally appear on the FBI’s radar. What took them so long?
Looney elitist cap and trade shill claims the cloud could kill the planet. Remember: carbon dioxide is an inert gas that essential to plant life. Relax, it’s OK to exhale and have your cloud
Another CEO change could be in the works at Yahoo.
Artists looking for support are better served by Kickstarter than government grants.
More bad luck, Netflix sued for not closed captioning.
Apple plans to disable iPhone recoding at events. What’s next? TSA checkpoints?
United Airlines computer outage strands passengers.
Spammer’s discover a new platform: The Kindle
The President freezes new government websites (these tend to be unbelievably expensive). Vivek Kundra, Obama’s CIO and champion of more fed websites leaves for a Harvard Fellowship. Sometimes a heavily padded resume can make for a nice soft landing.
As the FCC’s revolving door turns: Former agency chair Michael Powell resurfaces as CEO of a Cable Industry advocacy group.
Pandora shares decline below offer price.
Filesharers buy more music than non- file sharers.
Beware the Bitcoin trojan.