MPAA Claims Victory as isoHunt to shut down. Probably a Pyrrhic one… A Cyberculture roundup…


isoHunt Shuts Down After $110 Million Settlement With The MPAA

isohuntFor more than seven years isoHunt and the MPAA have been battling it out in court and today the case appears to end, for now.

Both parties have submitted a request to end the case and isoHunt founder Gary Fung agreed to pay a $110 million settlement and shut down the site.

MPAA Claims Victory as File-Sharing Service IsoHunt Shuts Down

The operator of the popular file-sharing service isoHunt, which the courts have declared a massive copyright scofflaw, is shutting down to settle a long-running lawsuit from the Motion Picture Association of America, according to court records.

Bitcoin: I?m Not Dead Yet!

After a torrent of bad news, the digital currency Bitcoin has survived to fight another day. According to one economist, the next battle is likely to be with the government.

Square Cash: email money to other people without a fee

Square Cash, released today in the United States, lets you send cash to anyone with an email address, simply CC the message to “,” and the recipient will receive the money in two business days or less.

GitHub wants your government to share data and best coding practices

Social coding community GitHub is encouraging all the governments and public bodies of the world to sign up and share best practices. The new Government portal wants to connect governments with the public to ?share best practices and learn from each other?.

Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter Traffic Referrals Up 54% in Past Year

Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter are dominating. These three social media power players collectively accounted for 15.22% of overall traffic last month. Given their community and share-friendly nature, it?s no surprise that they top the list in traffic referrals and have grown more than 54% each in share of overall visits.

Why It’s So Difficult to Climb Amazon’s Corporate Ladder

Inside the Internet juggernaut, there?s near-constant pressure to perform. In dozens of interviews ranging over two years for my book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, employees often sounded exhilarated as they boasted that they have never before exerted a more direct influence on products and customers. Just as frequently, they sounded frustrated and overwhelmed, beset by what they described as an adversarial culture and a grinding pace of work.

Safari tops mobile browser usability study, followed by stock Android, Opera, Chrome, and then IE

A new study has found Safari is the most reliable mobile browser, followed by the stock Android browser, Chrome, Opera, and then Internet Explorer. Nevertheless, all five have their persistent issues:

Google cars versus public transit: the US?s problem with public goods

I have an excellent job at a great university. I have a home that I love in a community I?ve lived in for two decades where I have deep ties of family and friendship. Unfortunately, that university and that hometown are about 250 kilometers from one another. And so, I?ve become an extreme commuter, traveling three or four hours each way once or twice a week so I can spend time with my students 3-4 days a week and with my wife and young son the rest of the time.

Why Anonymous wants justice in the Missouri rape case


(CNN) — Among the calls for justice in the Maryville, Missouri, rape case is one from a familiar Guy Fawkes mask-wearing face. Anonymous, the activist hacking collective that has instigated cyberattacks on such groups as the Church of Scientology and …

Maryville, Missouri sex assault case: Hack group Anonymous plans ‘Twitter storm’

Is Anonymous’s Rape Vigilantism a Public Good?

Anonymous Hacker Group Harnesses Internet Rage, Targets Maryville Rape Case


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