Daily Archives: July 27, 2011

Joseph Menn

As UK police said they arrested the alleged second of four co-founders of the hacking supergroup Lulz Security, one of those still at large branched out into a legal form of protest, promoting a boycott of PayPal. Read more

Chris Nuttall

The last space shuttle has flown and instead of reaching for the stars, some former Nasa employees are reaching for the clouds instead with new startups. The latest, Nebula, emerged from stealth mode this morning, led by Chris Kemp, Nasa’s chief technology officer until last March, and funded by an impressive list of investors – Google’s original backers and VC firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Highland Capital Partners. Read more

I used to think Mark Zuckerberg’s achievement with Facebook was a fabulous inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere. Now I’m not so sure.

I’m not referring to his alleged ethical failings, as highlighted in The Social Network. Rather, I am concerned that he sets an example of meteoric success that virtually no one else will ever be able to repeat. But wannabes are trying to copy him, and consequently squandering their careers on false hopes. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

Fox Broadcasting is to impose an eight-day delay on TV episodes it previously made available on its website and Hulu.com 24 hours after their initial broadcast unless the viewer is a subscriber to a participating multichannel distributor, Variety.com reports. Users logging on to either Hulu.com or the broadcaster’s site will have provide proof of their subscription to watch a programme such as The Simpsons and Family Guy the day after it is broadcast. Read more

Chris Nuttall

A bit of a shooting match is shaping up in the video game business for later this year as Electronic Arts continues to sound bullish about Battlefield 3, a title that will take on Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 during the holiday season. EA said during its earnings announcement on Tuesday that preorders for the title were 10 times that of its predecessor, Battlefield Bad Company 2, which has sold more than 9m units to date. Read more