Best of 2010
New details about the Justice Department’s ongoing probe into insider trading reveal a strong focus on technology and hot consumer products like the iPad.
Walter Shimoon, a senior director at Flextronics, an Apple supplier, was arrested today, charged with leaking details about the iPad way back in 2009, according to Reuters.
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Crime & Punishment
When Kanye West shows up to Twitter HQ and Gawker Media goes Gaga for the iPhone, it’s a clear sign that tech is king in 2010. But there are still a number of important, scientifically possible breakthroughs that just have not come to fruition. So it’s time to tap the wisdom of the crowd and Read More
A 23-year-old man named Mitchell Frost owes Bill O’Reilly $40,000.
Frost was sentenced to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay $50,000 in total resitution by an Ohio court for hacking into web pages belonging to O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Rudy Giuliani.
Frost’s internet crimewave occurred between August 2006 and March 2007 Read More
The blogs on the web site of The New York Times experienced an outage from sometime Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday. According to the anonymous band of Times critics over at Nytpicker, all of the paper’s blogs were down:
“For the last 12 hours at least, the NYT’s entire blog system has gone suddenly, Read More
Chubby Brain released a snapshot of the early stage investments in NYC startups this year.
The numbers may be far from flawless: Chris Dixon of Founders Collective tweeted that they underestimated his group’s NYC deals by a factor of three. Still, the list gives a good sense of the VCs putting money into Read More
What a difference a few years makes! Remember when Microsoft was a monopoly set to take over the world? It was awhile ago.
Today, Microsoft announced a deep integration between its Bing search engine and Facebook, and Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to say a few words.
He pointed out that the two companies have Read More
When he’s in front of people, Ian Jennings Jablonowski, the 20-year-old hacker from New Brunswick, stands over his laptop like a DJ at a club, feet planted far apart and further out than they need to be, back hunched, arms stretched out. He talks fast and has piercings in both ears and in his lip. Read More
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network as a maladjusted misanthrope who talks like a robot and is better at communicating with his computer than he is with other humans. He is awkward, uncomfortable and helplessly off-putting when forced to deal with anyone who is not like Read More
Diana Eng, a hi-tech designer and Project Runway alum, makes outfits that would work in Brooklyn or in Blade Runner.
Eng will be having her own runway show this Saturday as part of the first ever NY Maker Faire, an event dedicated to inventors, hackers and mad tinkerers of all types. Read More
“I mean, no one was being held with a gun to their head and forced to work at Morgan Stanley,” said Andrew Montalenti. “It was a very good job by any objective measure. But a lot of people did feel like if you just kept working there and pursued the career path that was laid Read More