What I’m reading and finding for December 18th 2011 through December 21st 2011:
- MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It – Popular Mechanics-
The U.S. Congress is considering the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). MythBuster Adam Savage says that if these sweeping pieces of legislation pass, the U.S. will join the likes of China and Iran in censoring the Internet.
- Mozilla and Google Sign New Agreement for Default Search in Firefox | The Mozilla Blog-
- MozillaWe’re pleased to announce that we have negotiated a significant and mutually beneficial revenue agreement with Google. This new agreement extends our long term search relationship with Google for at least three additional years.
“Under this multi-year agreement, Google Search will continue to be the default search provider for hundreds of millions of Firefox users around the world,” said Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla.
“Mozilla has been a valuable partner to Google over the years and we look forward… show all text
- From Twitter – RT @newsycombinatorSamsung sold its Hard Drive Business to Seagate for $1.4 Billion http://t.co/AyrDOdBK
- An internet of people – Chris Dixon-
- chrisOver the past few years, a bunch of web-based marketplaces have gotten popular – Etsy, Kickstarter, AirBnb, to name a few. Many of these business ideas had been tried before but are succeeding only now.
When a trend like this emerges, it’s always interesting to ask “why now?” For example, for almost a decade, entrepreneurs tried to create video sharing services like YouTube, but only succeeded when certain key dependencies – broadband, digital video cameras, a version of Flash that “just worked” show all text
- VETO the SOPA bill and any other future bills that threaten to diminish the free flow of information | The White House-
“the more freely information flows; the stronger that society becomes” President Obama http://tiny.cc/rh5b1 By allowing free conversation it is so easy to drop a link http://i.imgur.com/TD4Kq.jpg It would be ridiculous for an ISP to block the
- The Other 99, Ustream.TV: -Twitter-@Timcast@TheOther99Thischannel is being maintained by The Other 99. We continue to be a primary source from the …-
- From Twitter – http://t.co/KlnU9osV SOPA Vote Delayed Without Explanation