Pando

August 2014

  1. ICANN, but YOUCANT: Internet naming body won't hand over Iran, Syria and North Korea's domains to terror victims

    ICANN has responded to a US court's attempt to have control over the top level domains of Iran, Syria and North Korea handed over to victims of terrorism. Unsurprisingly their response is "uh... no."

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Michael Malone: "In fifteen years, the face of Silicon Valley will be an Indian woman"

    Unlike many Valley bloggers I have zero interest in ever becoming a venture capitalist. Likewise, I didn't have much interest in starting a company-- I simply found myself with no job, a new baby and nothing better to do.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Judge rejects nurse's lawsuit against Aereo on grounds that it contains not one intelligible sentence

    Further proof, if it were needed, that tech startups are the new celebrities: The growing line of stalkers, pranksters and other assorted crazy people trying to get themselves attached to high profile technology lawsuits.

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Times of Israel removes op-ed proposing genocide in Gaza

    Earlier today, the Times of Israel, an online newspaper claiming a readership of 2 million, published an opinion piece on the Israeli-Gaza conflict called, "When Genocide is Permissible" by blogger Yochanan Gordon. Gordon, who falls squarely on Israel's side, argues that when fighting an "enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of our people," then is not "genocide" an permissible response to this?

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Circle gifts $50 in BTC to beta users to atone for accidental cash advance charges

    Still waiting on an invite to Circle Internet Financial, the user-friendly bitcoin bank that is slowly rolling out beta access to its platform? You're not alone, but the line between whether it's a good or bad thing to be an early adopter continues to shift.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  6. A look at the rarified air of the $10B club, and the investors who back these outliers

    Ah valuations, the most nebulous, polarizing of startup data points. Our favorite data fiends over at CB Insights took a look at the rarified air of venture-backed companies worth $10 billion or more – super-unicorns (or ‘decacorns’, according to CB) if you will.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Report: Yes, Snowden's NSA revelations changed how terrorists behave

    Ever since last summer when Edward Snowden began releasing a trove of NSA mass surveillance documents, the "Snowden's a traitor!" crowd has been claiming his disclosures constitute a blow to national security. "Now the terrorists know our secrets!" they claim in exasperation, though how exactly terrorists have changed their behavior remains unclear. Meanwhile, new NSA director Mike Rogers claims that terrorists are aware of and adapting to the Snowden documents, but did not go into much further detail and assured Americans that the NSA is still able to surveil crucial targets.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

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