Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Why I Started PandoDaily — Several months ago I became obsessed with a colony of trees in Utah called Pando Trees. Measuring 43 hectares and weighing 6,000 tons, they're pretty impressive above ground. But what really matters is what is happening below. The interconnected root system is the oldest living organism in the world.
Discussion: parislemon, Uncrunched, AllThingsD, @dannysullivan, Laughing Squid, Business Insider and WebProNews, more at Mediagazer »
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched: Sarah Lacy Launches Pando Daily, Your New Favorite News Site
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD: Sarah Lacy Debuts New Tech Site, PandoDaily — $2M+ in Funding and Guess Who's Working for Her? (Video)
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: didn't take long. @pandodaily - techcrunch 2.0 - launched by @sarahcuda w writers @parislemon, @paulcarr & @arrington http://t.co/wpUbZ1cD
Rusty Blazenhoff / Laughing Squid: Sarah Lacy Launches New Daily Tech News Blog PandoDaily
Matt Lynley / Business Insider: TECHCRUNCH 2.0 HAS ARRIVED — PandoDaily, or “TechCrunch 2.0,” has officially launched.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sarah Lacy's PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding — Sarah Lacy, an author and veteran journalist (most recently with TechCrunch) is launching PandoDaily, a daily technology news blog focused on startups and the startup ecosystem. The name for the site comes from a colony of trees in Utah called, Pando Trees.
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and AdAge, more at Mediagazer »
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: TC Alum Sarah Lacy Launches New Tech Blog, PandoDaily
Ben Popper / VentureBeat: AOL accidentally funds its competitors — Sarah Lacy launches PandoDaily with TechCrunch cast
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google calls Murdoch's piracy allegations ‘nonsense’ — News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is talking nonsense, according to Google. — Murdoch, a Twitter user for only the past several weeks, used the service to unleash a barrage of accusations Saturday night against President Barrack Obama and Google.
Discussion: @fieldproducer, DSLreports, SiliconANGLE, BBC, ZDNet, @rafat, AllThingsD, VentureBeat and Forbes, more at Mediagazer »
Neal Mann / @fieldproducer: Wikipedia founder @jimmy_wales says the site will go offline for 24 hours on Wednesday to protest #SOPA the anti piracy bill
Kristina Farrah / SiliconANGLE: The SOPA, Zappos Hacking Serial Drama
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: What does Google's piracy ‘nonsense’ and an extradited student have in common?
Rafat Ali / @rafat: How long before @rupertmurdoch closes his Twitter feed? I give it 3 more months.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD: Crying “Nonsense,” Google Does Not +1 Murdoch Tweets
Elmira Bayrasli / Forbes: SOPA Threatens American Innovation
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Wikipedia's anti-SOPA blackout will go ahead on Wednedsay — Wikipedia is planning an online “blackout” on Wednesday, in protest against proposed US legislation intended to stem web piracy. — The free, user-written encyclopaedia is one of the world's top five most popular websites …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web: Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours on Wednesday to protest against SOPA
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Wikipedia to black out all 3.8 million English-language pages to protest PIPA
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: Murdoch: Obama siding with his ‘Silicon Valley paymasters’ in piracy debate
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Wikipedia confirms site blackout to protest SOPA anti-piracy bill
Jimmy Wales / @jimmy_wales: @foxhuntingx Yes, global, of English Wikipedia only.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Wikipedia's Anti-SOPA Blackout
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: SOPA ‘shelved’ indefinitely, but Reddit's Jan. 18 blackout is still on, as PIPA fight continues …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
A TV Debate on Antipiracy
A TV Debate on Antipiracy
Discussion: Techdirt, msnbc.com and Business Insider
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: The Lies Of NBCUniversal's Rick Cotton About SOPA/PIPA
Jonathan Larsen / msnbc.com: Debating SOPA — Chris leads a debate on the controversial …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Is Facebook IPO on Track for Late May? — According to multiple sources, the long anticipated public offering of Facebook is now likely to come in the third week of May. — That means that the company must file its IPO documents within the next month, given the review by the Securities …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: SiliconMorning: a Facebook IPO, a Cranky Rupert Murdoch and a Security Breach at Zappos(1/16)
Juliette Garside / Guardian: Facebook plans $10bn May stock offering
Steve Schaefer / Forbes: Report: April Showers Could Bring May Facebook IPO
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook IPO slated for late May (rumor)
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: Facebook May Go Public in May 2012?
James Johnson / The Blog Herald: Facebook IPO Coming In Late May
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Facebook to IPO in May; Ignore 2011's rubbish IPO year
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Facebook reportedly to file IPO documents within the next month, go public in May
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Facebook IPO Coming In May 2012?
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why the video pros are moving away from Apple — Six months after the launch of Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), Apple's major overhaul to its professional video editing software Final Cut Pro, video pros find themselves increasingly looking at other software options.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Samsung and Apple looking at new waterproof smartphone tech — A new technology that could save your phone from getting water damaged could be included the next wave of smartphones about to be made by Samsung and Apple. — Called HZO, the technology creates a nano-scale film barrier …
Discussion: MacRumors, The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog, Redmond Pie, TUAW, GigaOM, Macgasm, WebProNews, The Next Web, PhoneArena and iClarified, Thanks:stuartmiles
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog: CES 2012: Want all your mobile gear to be waterproof? HzO can do it
Steven Sande / TUAW: HzO's WaterBlock technology could make it to Apple products
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Your next iPhone could be waterproof
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Could Apple be looking to waterproof the iPhone 5 with HZO nano-tech?
Shawn Hess / WebProNews: Waterproof iPhones? — New Technology Protects Your Phone From the Washing Machine
Matt Brian / The Next Web: With Samsung and Apple looking at waterproofing devices, is that what consumers want?
Phone Arena: HzO nanocoating technology from ZAGG to waterproof next season's phones, shopped to Samsung and Apple
iClarified: Apple News | Apple and Samsung Both Looking into HzO Technology to Waterproof Smartphones?
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Wintel tablet PCs may be priced from US$599-899 — Wintel-based tablet PCs may see their prices go as high as US$599-899 due to Intel and Microsoft both being unwilling to drop their related hardware and software quotes, and as a result, it could push consumers from wanting to purchase the devices …
Discussion: Digital Trends, Electronista, BGR, Macgasm, Techie Buzz, TG Daily, Engadget, SlashGear, PhoneArena, TechEye, Fudzilla, dailywireless.org and T3 News
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Wintel tablets may cost $600+ because Microsoft and Intel are unwilling to take a pay cut
Zach Epstein / BGR: Windows 8 tablets could be priced right out of contention
Grant Brünner / Macgasm: Rumor: Windows 8 Intel tablets to start at $599
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Will high prices thwart WinTel tablet sales?
Phone Arena: Windows 8 tablets might go for $599-$899, thanks to stubborn pricing from Intel and Microsoft
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: Wintel tablets will demand sky-high prices
Peter Scott / Fudzilla: Intel tablets to cost $599 to $899
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Windows 8 Tablets: $600 & Up — DigiTimes reports …
Thomas Tamblyn / T3 News: Windows 8 tablets with Intel could hit £600?
Charlie Kindel / cek.log:
Fragmentation Is Not The End of Android — The fragmentation of Android is very real and very problematic for end users, developers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, and Google. However fragmentation does not mean Android is going to “die” or “fail” as some seem to think.
Discussion: The Verge
Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday — (Reuters) - A hacker who goes by the name of ‘Yama Tough’ threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software. “This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src …
Yama Tough / @yamatough: This comming tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow...
Edward Berridge / TechEye: Hacker to release Norton source code
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Hacker will release Symantec Norton source code tomorrow
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Symantec hackers say source code will be released on Tuesday
Gary Cutlack / Gizmodo UK: Norton Antivirus Hackers Plan Big Online Dump Tomorrow
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: Is 2012 the Year of Social or Security?
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
AWS offers free Windows on EC2 (kind of) — Amazon will let customers run free micro-instances of Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 on its EC2 service starting now, according to a new post to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) blog. — Such try-before-you-buy tactics have helped Amazon win converts …
Discussion: PC World, GeekWire, Amazon Web Services Blog, The Register, CNET, Datamation.com and WebProNews
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: Windows Server Now Runs for Free in Amazon's Cloud
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Amazon starts offering free Windows Server in the cloud
AWS Evangelist / Amazon Web Services Blog: AWS Free Usage Tier now Includes Microsoft Windows on EC2
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Amazon floats free Windows Server clouds
Stephen Shankland / CNET: Free Windows servers float onto Amazon's cloud
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Microsoft Windows Server Coming To Amazon Web Services
Steve Clayton / TechNet Blogs:
Surface 2.0 now shipping — I spent a lot of time with Surface 2.0 last week and from this morning onwards, other can begin to have the same pleasure - the SUR 40 is now shipping and available through Samsung channel and reseller partners. Samsung announced the news this morning …
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista and MSDN Blogs
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra Joins Salesforce As EVP Of Emerging Markets — CRM and cloud giant Salesforce has announced a key hire today—former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Kundra has joined the company as executive vice president of emerging markets.
Discussion: Bits, VentureBeat, The Register, AllThingsD, PR Newswire, ReadWriteWeb, Social Media and Fedline
Quentin Hardy / Bits: Salesforce Hires Vivek Kundra and Looks Overseas
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Former White House CIO Vivek Kundra joins Salesforce as emerging markets EVP
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: Former US CIO Kundra joins Salesforce.com
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Former CIO of the United States Vivek Kundra Joins Salesforce.com
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Former United States CIO Vivek Kundra to Join Salesforce as Executive Vice President
Erika Morphy / Social Media: Vivek Kundra's Newest Gig: Salesforce.com EVP
Nicole Johnson / Fedline: Kundra lands executive role at salesforce.com
Nanette Asimov / San Francisco Chronicle:
Viruses stole City College of S.F. data for years — Personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators at City College of San Francisco have been stolen in what is being called “an infestation” of computer viruses with origins …
Discussion: blog.chron.com, Help Net Security and Liquidmatrix Security Digest
Dwight Silverman / blog.chron.com: Zappos customer info is breached. Change your password now! [Updated]
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Ex-Firefox exec Shaver has plans for Facebook's Android app — Mike Shaver already announced last year he was moving to Facebook after resigning as vice president of technical strategy for Firefox. — And now we know what he'll be doing there: engineering manager for Android app development.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Design Sets Tone at Square, a Mobile Payments Start-Up — The headquarters of the start-up Square would be the absolute worst place to play hide-and-seek. There are no offices. Executives sit in open cubicles. All of the conference rooms, large and small, are surrounded by walls of clear glass.
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Square Employees Are Called ‘Squares’
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast is the fastest broadband provider in the U.S. — Comcast, the Philadelphia-based cable company, was the fastest broadband service provider in the U.S. during 2011, according to Ookla, a broadband speed test company. Comcast recently announced that it had completed the upgrade …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zappos Suffers Security Breach; Customer Emails And Passwords Affected — It appears that Zappos was the victim of a cyber attack today from a hacker who gained access to the company's internal network through the company's servers in Kentucky. While specifics of the attack were not revealed …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, ABCNEWS, Digital Trends, CNNMoney.com, Bits, Zappos Blog, BGR, PC Magazine, Ars Technica, SC Magazine, Naked Security, SecurityWeek, Zero Day Blog, CNET, Forbes, internetretailer.com, ReadWriteWeb, eWeek, Between the Lines Blog, Marketing Pilgrim, Help Net Security, SlashGear, gHacks Technology News, GeekWire, msnbc.com, Inquirer, @zappos, Liquidmatrix Security Digest and WebProNews
Andrea Chang / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Zappos website hacked; credit card database not affected, CEO says
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Zappos hacked, 24 million accounts accessed
Matt Flegenheimer / Bits: Zappos Says Hackers May Have Accessed Customer Account Details
Zach Epstein / BGR: Hackers steal data from 24 million Zappos accounts
Adario Strange / PC Magazine: Hackers Hit Zappos, 24 Million Customers
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica: Zappos gets hacked, resets customers' passwords
Greg Masters / SC Magazine: Zappos breach affects 24M, opens door for more attacks
Graham Cluley / Naked Security: Zappos turns off phones after up to 24 million customer records exposed
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog: Zappos hacked, 24 million affected
Steven Musil / CNET: Zappos customer data accessed in security breach
Andy Greenberg / Forbes: Zappos Says Hackers Accessed 24 Million Customers' Account Details
Allison Enright / internetretailer.com: Zappos.com is hacked — The Amazon-owned e-retailer of footwear …
Dave Copeland / ReadWriteWeb: Zappos Says Hackers Did Not Access Payment Data
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Zappos Latest Company Hit by Data Breach
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Amazon's Zappos in massive data breach; 24 million affected
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Zappos reveals data hack affecting 24m customers
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News: Zappos Hacked, Security Email Asks Users To Change Passwords
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Hacker infiltrates Zappos network, gets customer info but not full credit cards
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Zappos' customer details got hacked
@zappos: I sent the following security incident email to Zappos employees today: http://t.co/1szLVRs8
Dave Lewis / Liquidmatrix Security Digest: Zappos Hacked — Got wind (via Twitter) this evening that Zappos.com was hacked.
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Zappos Server Containing Customer Info Hacked
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M — Security and storage giant Symantec has announced the acquisition of cloud email archiving company LiveOffice. The acquisition price was $115 million. — LiveOffice is a SaaS provider of email archiving, compliance and hosting.
Discussion: VentureBeat, VatorNews, Computerworld, MarketWatch, WebProNews and socalTECH.com
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Security champ Symantec makes a play for the cloud with $115M purchase of LiveOffice
Krystal Peak / VatorNews: Symantec buys cloud email service LiveOffice for $115M
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld: Symantec acquires cloud storage vendor LiveOffice
MarketWatch: Symantec Announces Intelligent Information Governance to Mitigate Risks and Free Information
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Symantec Acquires LiveOffice
Daniel Edward Rosen / The New York Observer:
Exclusive: foursquare Celebrates New Office Space, Elbow Room — It's Christmas day for foursquare! Except in place of being visited by Ol' St. Nick, the location-based social networking phenom was visited by a fast-working team of architects and builders, leaving them with their brand new office space at 586 Broadway.
John P. Mello Jr. / PC World:
Maker of Steve Jobs Action Figure Kills Project — The maker of a controversial Steve Jobs action figure is stopping production and sale of the 12-inch doll following threats of legal action by Apple and Jobs' family. — “Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries …