With 2011 drawing to a close around the World, we’d like to wish you a wonderful Happy New Year! Celebrate and enjoy your successes, learn from your failures and ramp up for another year of greatness. Here’s to consuming your news consciously!
-The Summify Team
Now back to your regular scheduled programming, The Weekly Top Stories for Dec 23-29:
1. Go Daddy lost 21,054 domains yesterday in wake of SOPA PR disaster
It’s going to get worse before it gets better for domain registration company Go Daddy. Yesterday [Dec 23], we reported that Go Daddy had reversed its decision to support SOPA. Its customer service reps are even taking to the phones to beg you to keep your domains with the company. Read More
2. Disruptions: Norelco on Takeoff? Fine. Kindle? No.
The Federal Aviation Administration has its reasons for preventing passengers from reading from their Kindles and iPads during takeoff and landing. But they just don’t add up. Read More
3. Incredible Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Internet
In a single minute there are over 695,000 status updates on Facebook. That’s just one example of the mind boggling scale of online activity. The following infographics show a bunch of other incredible things that happen in 60 seconds (via Barry Ritholtz).
4. Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons
My feelings about Steve Jobs have always been a little mixed. I long admired his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen and was in sheer awe of his natural instincts for what appeals to consumers. On the other hand I bristled at what I saw as his — and by extension Apple’s — occasionally capricious and even contradictory actions (App store products in or out, inability to get in front of product issues, antennaegate) and super-secretive nature.
Now, having finished the 600-plus page Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, I think I finally understand Steve Jobs. Read More
5. Paul Graham: SOPA Supporting Companies No Longer Allowed At YC Demo Day
At this point quite a few internet companies have protested H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in creative ways. Held by many to be the worst thing to ever happen to the Internet if it passes, SOPA would makes it really easy for copyright holders to force sites offline that they think are offending, among other things. Read More