This week, regular TDD panelists Andrew Sorcini, Devindra Hardawar, Dwayne DeFreitas & Christopher Burnor discuss the Internet’s reaction to the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act & Protect IP Bill, including a nationwide blackout of several prominent websites, in protest.
But first, the headlines: Facebook adds simultaneous music listening, Zappos gets hacked, Sarah Lacy launches PandoDaily (with a $2.5 M investment from the VC community), and Yahoo’s chief Yahoo, Jerry Yang resigns.
Finally, Devindra summarizes the highlights of his trip to CES, the Consumer Electronics Show.
- Facebook Launches Turntable.fm-like “Listen With” For Simultaneous Music and Chat
- Zappos user accounts get hacked
- Sarah Lacy’s PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding
- Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns after 16 years as “Chief Yahoo”
Audible Book of the Week
Musical Interlude #1
- Under voter pressure, members of Congress backpedal (hard) on SOPA
- http://bit.ly/zZ6if6 – SOPA/PIPA #’s = 250k tweets/hr (yCombinator’s Hacker News)
- Obama Opposes Parts of 2 Antipiracy Bills
- Rupert Murdoch Complains About Obama and “Piracy Leader” Google
- Putting SOPA on a shelf
- The SOPA blackout: Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, Google, and many others protest proposed law
- PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed
Musical Interlude #2
- Devindra’s Highlights from CES