LulzSec / Pastebin:
LulzSec - 1000th tweet statement — Dear Internets, This is Lulz Security, better known as those evil bastards from twitter. We just hit 1000 tweets, and as such we thought it best to have a little chit-chat with our friends (and foes). For the past month and a bit …
Discussion: Computerworld, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, PC Magazine, Betabeat, The Atlantic Wire, @youranonnews, Techie Buzz, WebProNews, OSNews, CBS News, Techland and Disruptors
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: LulzSec manifesto: “We screw each other over for a jolt of satisfaction”
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: LulzSec: We Are NOT Attacking Anonymous
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: LulzSec on Hacks: ‘We Find it Entertaining’
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire: LulzSec Explains Itself, Sort Of
Chinmoy Kanjilal / Techie Buzz: Lulzsec Gathers Some Lulz for Sure but People Need to Act Seriously
Chris Richardson / WebProNews: LulzSec Has Some Fun With Their 1000th Tweet
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: LulzSec: ‘Just Because We Find it Entertaining’
Jerry Brito / Techland: ‘We Do It for the Lulz’: What Makes LulzSec Tick?
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: LulzSec Hackers Finally Explain Themselves
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
The LulzSec Manifesto: More Sec Than Lulz — In honor of its thousandth tweet—and on the heels of compromising the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony, and more—the crew of the good ship LulzSec has presented the world with a manifesto, of sorts. So who is LulzSec? And what is it they want?
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: LulzSec's real agenda? Who knows, but they love the Dreamcast
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Everything That's Wrong With Research In Motion — An Ex-Employee Tells All — Research In Motion's collapse can be traced straight to the top of the company, where its execs are woefully out of touch with consumers, says a former employee who wrote us last night.
Discussion: ITworld.com, The Business Insider, MobileCrunch, Electronista and MacDailyNews
Jordan Crook / MobileCrunch: RIM Ex-Employee: Prideful Leadership Killed Us, But There's Still A “Real Shot”
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
RIM Co-CEOs Balsillie and Lazaridis Defend Corporate Structure — Research in Motion co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have an answer for critics calling for their ouster, or at least the end of their power-sharing arrangement. — Take off, eh? — During a bizarre earnings call Thursday …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, paidContent, TechSpot, PhoneArena, AllThingsD and The Loop
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Smelling blood, RIM investors hit the ejection handle
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: RIM misses on revenue, delays products and plans layoffs
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: RIM CEOs Insist Outsiders Don't Get It, but Are We Really the Ones Confused?
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: RIM co-CEOs praise themselves as the company burns around them
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
RIM Falls 15%: FYQ1 Rev, Q2 View Miss; Cuts Year View; Plans Job Cuts, Share Buyback
RIM Falls 15%: FYQ1 Rev, Q2 View Miss; Cuts Year View; Plans Job Cuts, Share Buyback
Discussion: Internet2Go, Mobile Opportunity, Computerworld, Mashable!, Fortune, Reuters, Market Wire, BGR, Dow Jones Newswires, Guardian, Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, Between the Lines Blog, The Register, TechEye, Inquirer, VatorNews, This is my next, Engadget, PC World, mocoNews, IBD Click, BetaNews, BGR and PhoneArena
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: RIM's Platform Is Now Burning
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity: What's Next for RIM?
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: RIM's grim earnings news should not put off enterprises
Christina Warren / Mashable!: RIM Financial Outlook Dismal, 500,000 Playbooks Shipped
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: How the iPhone and Android sandbagged the BlackBerry
Andrew Couts / Reuters: Poor RIM: Earnings fall short, 4G BlackBerry PlayBook delayed
Market Wire: Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results and Revises Full Year Guidance
Zach Epstein / BGR: RIM is bloody but not dead yet, RBC says
Total Telecom / Dow Jones Newswires: RIM slashes guidance, cites continuing challenges
Charles Arthur / Guardian: What RIM's latest results tell us
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: RIM plots layoffs, cuts fiscal year earnings outlook; PlayBook a bright spot | ZDNet
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: RIM plots layoffs, cuts fiscal year earnings outlook; PlayBook a bright spot
Paul Kunert / The Register: Gloomy forecast, job cuts, product delays at RIM
Nick Farrell / TechEye: RIM reveals some surprising Playbook numbers
Dave Neal / Inquirer: RIM faces up to a difficult first quarter
Faith Merino / VatorNews: RIM shares plunge after Q1 earnings report
Donald Melanson / Engadget: RIM announces Q1 earnings, says it's shipped 500,000 PlayBooks (update: 4G PlayBooks delayed)
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: RIM In Deep Trouble As Layoffs, Sales Slowdown Loom
Brian Deagon / IBD Click: RIM Shares Dive On Mixed Q1, Abysmal Outlook
Zach Epstein / BGR: RIM reports Q1 earnings: misses analyst estimates, Q2 outlook misses, layoffs coming
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple amends complaint against Samsung, asserts more intellectual property rights against more products — Apple has already put its inevitable defeat against Nokia behind it and is in attack mode again. Yesterday (Thursday, June 16, 2011), Apple amended and expanded its complaint against Samsung …
Discussion: AllThingsD, BGR, 9to5 Google, Engadget, MacRumors, Ars Technica, 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW, MobileBurn.com, CrunchGear, GigaOM, mocoNews, Softpedia News, Appolicious Advisor, Electronista, AppleInsider, The Next Web, RazorianFly, SlashGear, TiPb, Light Reading, iLounge, MacStories, iClarified and Edible Apple, Thanks:fosspatents
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Apple: Samsung Is an Even Bigger Copycat Than We Thought
Todd Haselton / BGR: Apple adds more Samsung products to copycat lawsuit
Seth Weintraub / 9to5 Google: Why get a Galaxy Tab instead of an iPad 2
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple expands patent complaint against Samsung to include more devices
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Adds New Samsung Products to Infringement Lawsuit, Strengthens Assertions
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple expands copycat accusations with more Samsung products, stronger wording
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple raises the stakes in patent battle with Samsung
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Apple Turns The Screws In Its Samsung Complaint
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: Apple escalates legal complaint over Samsung “copying” its products
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Nexus S 4G added to Apple's infringement complaint
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Apple modifies patent compliant against Samsung adding more products and IP rights
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple ups the ante in Samsung “copy cat” lawsuit
Sarah Reedy / Light Reading: Apple Escalates Samsung Lawsuit
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple amends Samsung complaint, adds more products
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple amends complaint against Samsung, asserts more intellectual property rights against more products
Average U.S. Smartphone Data Usage Up 89% as Cost per MB Goes Down 46% — Don Kellogg, Senior Manager, Telecom Research & Insights, Nielsen — The mobile Data Tsunami initially described here is still growing at an astounding pace. According to Nielsen's monthly analysis of cellphone bills …
Discussion: mocoNews, BGR, DSLreports, Mobile Marketing Watch, CNET News, Fast Company, WMPU, msnbc.com, AllThingsD, Neowin.net, Electronista, GigaOM and FierceMobileContent
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: Nielsen: Mobile Data Growth Spurt Not Slowing Down
Zach Epstein / BGR: Smartphone data usage jumps 89% in the U.S., Android users still biggest gluttons
Michael / Mobile Marketing Watch: Nielsen Data Shows US Smartphone Data Usage Soaring Amid Lower Consumer Costs
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Nielsen: Smartphone data usage soars 89 percent
Austin Carr / Fast Company: iPhone, Android Mobile User Data Blasts Off, Windows Phone 7 Catching Up
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Mobile data use way up, but costs drop
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Study claims US smartphone data use up 89 percent
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Mobile data: We're using more but it costs less
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify, Gearing Up for U.S. Launch, Closes Its $1 Billion Round — More momentum for Spotify: The streaming music service has finalized a huge funding round that gives it a valuation of about $1 billion. — The European company has raised around $100 million from DST, Kleiner Perkins and Accel.
Discussion: Digital Trends, MacRumors, paidContent, GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb, Guardian, Betabeat, PC Magazine, alarm:clock, App Advice, SAI, Softpedia News, The Next Web and SAI, more at Mediagazer »
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Spotify finally making US debut
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Spotify U.S. Launch Imminent, Raises $100m Round
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Spotify Secures Its Funding For International Expansion
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Confirmed: Spotify raises $100M
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Spotify Raises $100 Million; U.S. Launch Imminent?
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Spotify's latest funding values it at $1bn
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Spotify Worth, Like, a Billion Dollars; NYC Office Hiring Person to Hire More People
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: Spotify U.S. Launch is Imminent
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Spotify USA Backed By More Cash
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: SPOTIFY: Now It's A $1 Billion Company
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Spotify closes $100 million from high profile investors at $1 billion valuation
Paul Reynolds / Consumer Reports News:
In a first, a Nook beats the Kindle in our e-book reader Ratings — The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader is more than merely a worthy competitor to the Kindle, as I wrote when I saw the e-book reader demonstrated late last month. Now that we've tested the device in our labs …
Todd Haselton / BGR: Barnes & Noble ‘All-New NOOK’ review
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: The Nook Gets a Nudge From Consumer Reports
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Nook Beats Kindle in Consumer Reports E-Reader Rankings
Helen A.S. Popkin / msnbc.com: Pre-caffeine tech: YouTube revolts, Weiner roast ends!
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Consumer Reports: Nook Beats The Kindle
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: Consumer Reports Ranks Nook Over Kindle
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk:
EXCLUSIVE: Inside the mind of the man who fired Steve Jobs — This is John Sculley. You might know him as the man who helped Pepsi overtake Coca-Cola, but you more likely recognise him as the infamous Apple CEO who fired Steve Jobs back in the 1980s. — Despite eventually being ousted himself …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and @jason
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Former Apple CEO John Sculley: “It's Apple's game to lose”
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The Android tablet problem, nicely summarized by one review's conclusion — From Ars Technica's review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which exemplifies the softball “please keep sending us gadgets” review so prevalent recently: … Really? Will a lot of customers notice the 2% thickness difference …
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Ars Technica, GottaBeMobile and The Loop
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Pogue on the Samsung Chromebook
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Instapaper Developer Tells it Like It Is Regarding Android
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Gruber, Arment and honesty in publishing
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Microsoft, Google and Twitter debate whether HTML5 is “Holy Grail” — Is HTML5 the Holy Grail for building next-generation Web applications? — And should developers ditch the browser for client applications that run on specific devices, like the iPhone and Android?
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Spam clogging Amazon's Kindle self-publishing — (Reuters) - Spam has hit the Kindle, clogging the online bookstore of the top-selling eReader with material that is far from being book worthy and threatening to undermine Amazon.com Inc's publishing foray. — Thousands of digital books …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Kindle's Most Prolific Self-Publishers Are Spammers
Edward Nawotka / Publishing Perspectives: Autopilot Kindle Cash: Spammers Slam Amazon with Bogus E-books
MarketingVox News & Trends: Will Spam and Low-quality Content Ruin Another Online Marketing Channel?
Ben Miller / TechFlash: Amazon's Kindle self-publishing spam book problem
Tim Worstall / The Register: Kindle Store awash with auto-generated crap ‘books’
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Amazon's Kindle getting clogged with spammy books
Pauline Fischer / The Official Netflix Blog:
Temporary Removal of Sony Movies through StarzPlay — Hi, Pauline Fischer, VP of Content Acquisition, here. You may have noticed that Sony movies through StarzPlay are not currently available to watch instantly. This is the result of a temporary contract issue between Sony and Starz and …
Discussion: SAI, Deadline.com, The Next Web and Electronista
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Sony Pulls Movies From Netflix Streaming Thanks To Starz Dispute
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Starz Orders Netflix To Yank Sony Movies
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Sony movies yanked from Netflix temporarily for being too popular
Sebastian Moss / PlayStation LifeStyle:
Sega Pass Database Hacked, Account Information Compromised — Over the past few months, a slew of hacks, DDoS attacks and data breaches have rocked the gaming world. After the infamous hack of the PlayStation Network, many thought that it would be the end of the attacks, but publishers like Nintendo …
Discussion: Mashable!, BBC, PC Magazine, SlashGear, Gizmodo, Geek.com, CrunchGear, Neowin.net and Electronista
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: SEGA Pass Hacked
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Sega's Sega Pass System Hacked, Offline
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Sega Joins the “We've Been Hacked” Club
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: The Hacks Continue: Sega Pass Breached
Surur / WMPU:
Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 handset will launch in 6 European countries first — At the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference Victor Saeijs, Vice President, Nokia Europe told attendees that the Netherlands will be included in the first wave to receive Nokia's new Windows Phone 7 handsets.
Discussion: WinRumors, Engadget, TechSpot, My Nokia Blog, FierceWireless, the::unwired, SlashGear, The Nokia Blog, Softpedia News, PhoneArena, Electronista and WPCentral.com
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Nokia Windows Phones will launch in six European nations first, Finland not among them
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Nokia to launch first Windows phones in Europe
Jay Montano / My Nokia Blog: Windows Phone to launch in 6 European countries? (Only 6 or at least 6?)
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Rumor Mill: Nokia will release Windows Phone devices in Europe first
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Nokia Windows Phone Q4 debut in Euro sextet confirmed
Richard Edmonds / WPCentral.com: Nokia to launch first WP7 device in 6 European countries
Report: The most common web browsers and browser versions today — The web browser market is an ever-changing landscape. It can sometimes be rocky ground for web designers and web developers trying to make their websites and services work for all the various browser versions available out there.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Exclusive: China software bug makes infrastructure vulnerable — (Reuters) - Software widely used in China to help run weapons systems, utilities and chemical plants has bugs that hackers could exploit to damage public infrastructure, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Discussion: ZDNet, Inquirer, TechEye and thefastertimes.com
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: China's weapons systems have exploitable software bugs
Edward Berridge / TechEye: Homeland Security warns of holes in Chinese software
Alex Cacioppo / thefastertimes.com: Homeland Security Warns of Threat to Chinese Networks
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
If You're Paying to Watch Web Video, You're Watching Netflix — If you're watching video on the Internet, the odds are very, very good that you're doing it on YouTube. And failing that, on Facebook. — But if you're paying to watch video on the Web, then the odds change: You're very, very likely to be watching Netflix.
Discussion: AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, MacStories, RazorianFly, TUAW and Electronista
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Online video: iTunes wrestling Amazon, trailing behind Netflix, Hulu
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Survey Claims iTunes Has 10% Market Share Of Online Video
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: iTunes ahead of Amazon, trailing Hulu in online video
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Readies an iPad App, Finally — Facebook had its application for the iPhone ready right when the Apple App Store opened in July 2008. But more than a year after the iPad went on sale, there is still no official Facebook app for it. — That is about to change.
Discussion: ZDNet, Computerworld, BetaNews, Appolicious Advisor, MediaFile, mocoNews, PC Magazine, ZeroPaid.com, IndustryGamers, ITProPortal, digiday:DAILY, iLounge, PadGadget, Techland, Fast Company, Online Social Media, iPhone Download Blog, Disruptors, Redmond Pie, Geek.com, O'Grady's PowerPage, TiPb, ReadWriteWeb, RazorianFly, GigaOM, FierceMobileContent, All Facebook, MacRumors, WebProNews, SAI, Geeky-Gadgets, Know Your Cell, Mobile Entertainment, TUAW, Yahoo! News, Newlaunches.com, SlashGear, Neowin.net, msnbc.com, Apple Bitch, AppleInsider, NBC Bay Area, IntoMobile, 9 to 5 Mac, Softpedia News, The Apple Core Blog, T3.com News, Electricpig.co.uk, PhoneArena, FT Tech Hub, App Advice, MobileBurn.com, Techie Buzz, GottaBeMobile, Electronista, everythingiCafe, Digital Trends, New Media Age, OS X Daily, Wall Street Journal and iClarified
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet: Is Facebook finally ready to launch an iPad app?
Ed Oswald / BetaNews: Finally, an official Facebook app for iPad
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Is an Official Facebook iPad App Coming Soon?
Jared Moya / ZeroPaid.com: Facebook iPad App in “Coming Weeks?”
M.H. Williams / IndustryGamers: Facebook Circumventing iOS Using HTML5 [Report]
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Project Spartan, Will It Break Apple?
Saya Weissman / digiday:DAILY: The Signal: Mobile Privacy
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Facebook to launch iPad app within ‘weeks’?
Roberto / PadGadget: At Last, A Facebook iPad Native App
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Facebook Finally Readies Its Own iPad App for Launch
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Facebook's iPad App, Spotify In U.S., Sony Ericsson's NFC Phones, Slowing RIM Sheds Jobs …
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Facebook, RIM, Oracle
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Facebook iPad app release imminent
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumor: iPad-native Facebook client close to release
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Official Facebook for iPad app coming soon?
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook to Launch iPad App, Says Report
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Facebook reportedly working on an iPad app
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Facebook finally launching app for Apple's iPad
Jennifer Moire / All Facebook: NEWS FLASH: Facebook May Have An Ipad App After All
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Facebook iPad App Coming Soon
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Facebook is preparing an iPad app
Jeff Hughes / Yahoo! News: Facebook app coming soon to iPad?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Facebook iPad app imminent tip insiders
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Report: Facebook to finally release iPad native app soon
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Official Facebook iPad app coming soon?
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area: Facebook Readies iPad App
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Facebook iPad app in the works
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Facebook to release iPad app; rains on Friendly's parade
Chris Smith / T3.com News: Tech Today: Kinect SDK for Windows, Facebook for iPad
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: Facebook iPad app incoming at last
Maryam Nabi / FT Tech Hub: Facebook to unveil iPad app, reports say
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Finally, A Facebook App For iPad Is (Probably) Coming
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: Facebook's iPad app said to be nearly ready
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Official Facebook App for iPad Coming Soon
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Facebook Finally Working On iPad App?
Ronan Shields / New Media Age: Facebook readies iPad and HTML5 apps
Paul Horowitz / OS X Daily: Facebook for iPad App Coming Soon
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Senate Committee Votes to Make Illegal Streaming of Movies, TV a Felony … Moving to close a possible loophole in the laws against the pirating of movies, TV shows and other intellectual property, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved making illegal streaming of video over the internet a felony in most cases.
Discussion: The Wrap, Techdirt, Technology News, PC World, GMSV, Bloomberg, Techland, Digital Trends, GottaBeMobile, DailyTech, Electronista, Neowin.net, Gizmodo and The Next Web
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Senators Unconcerned About Massive Unintended Consequences Of Criminalizing People For Embedding YouTube Videos
Don Reisinger / Technology News: Senate group backs prison time for illegal streaming
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Eye-patch news: Illegal streaming as a felony, Brit facing extradition to U.S., and the 'children's …
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg: Illegal Video Streaming Elevated to Felony Under Senate Bill
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: U.S. Senate Proposes Jail Time for Illegal Streaming Videos
John Callaham / Neowin.net: US Senate bill could make illegal video streaming a felony
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Bill That Makes Illegal Streaming a Felony Passes Senate Committee
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Apple signs up for WebGL graphics in iAds — Microsoft has declared WebGL too risky to use, but it turns out Apple is an ally of the 3D Web graphics technology. — Apple hasn't said whether it plans to ship WebGL, though nightly builds of the WebKit open-source browser on which Safari is based includes support.
Discussion: BetaNews, contextis.com, MarketingVox News & Trends and TechNet Blogs
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
American Airlines to save $1.2 million shifting paper flight charts to iPad — American Airlines has started a pilot program to test the use of Apple's iPad running a specialized app providing paperless flight navigation charts, a tool it says will save it over a million dollars a year in fuel costs.
Discussion: PC Magazine, RazorianFly, App Advice, PhoneArena and CrunchGear
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: iPad App to Replace Flight Navigation Charts?
Joe White / App Advice: Hot On Alaska's Heels, American Airlines Aims To Replace Paper Manuals With iPads
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: American Airlines Joins Alaskan In Shift From Paper Charts To iPad
Jason Calacanis / Launch:
L026: Tech IPOs Are a Bust — and Why That's Awesome! — The IPO market for tech companies in web 1.0 was a disaster for the public because the companies failed to become businesses half the time. In fact, they went public so early they were a riskier buy than the incoming class at Y Combinator or TechStars (really).