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February 1, 2015, 8:10 PM

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay is now back online after December 9th raid by Swedish police  —  The Pirate Bay Is Back Online!  —  Early December The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm.  —  After being down for two weeks …
Andy Baio / Medium:
As Google leaves archival projects in limbo, the Internet Archive steps in to preserve digital history  —  As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory  —  Google wrote its mission statement in 1999, a year after launch, setting the course for the company's next decade:
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Newsweek's cover sexualizes and degrades women in tech, perpetuating the problems its article denounces  —  What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek  —  I have thoughts on this Newsweek article.  —  Tech has some issues.  You read trade pub stories about sexual harassment and assault allegations so often its absurd.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sundance hit Tangerine was shot with an iPhone 5s, an $8 app, special lenses, and a Steadicam  —  How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S  —  Tangerine, a breakout hit from this year's Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Super Bowl Halftime: Katy Perry to Pitch Merch on YouTube, Twitter, Roku and Connected TVs  —  Katy Perry will use her time in the spotlight of the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show as a launchpad to flog limited-edition products to her fans.  —  The songstress, in partnership with Universal Music Group …
More: CNET, The Verge and Digiday
Mic Wright / The Next Web:
Luna's smart mattress cover monitors your sleep and adjusts your Nest thermostat  —  If you're not satisfied with a standard sleep tracking app, Luna's smart mattress cover could be just what you've been waiting for.  The smart cover monitors your sleep, controls your bed's temperature …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Just 5.6% of senior partners and 10% of investment professionals at 191 US VC firms are women  —  Women are not making progress in male-dominated VC world, data shows  —  One year ago, Fortune published research showing that just 4.2% of decision-makers at venture capital firms were female.
More: TechCrunch, bizjournals and GawkerTweets: @danprimack
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Twitter founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams unite to defend CEO Dick Costolo from activist shareholders  —  Could Activist Investors Take Aim at Twitter's Costolo?  —  Two weeks ago at a “tea time” at Twitter, co-founders and directors Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams …

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