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Why the Sony hack is unlikely to be the work of North Korea.

marcrogers.org – Dec 17, 9:33 PM – Everyone seems to be eager to pin the blame for the Sony hack on North Korea. However, I think it's unlikely. Here's why: 1. The broken English looks deliberately bad and doesn't exhibit any of the classic comprehension mistakes you actually expect…
Christopher Soghoian RT @marcwrogers: Why I don't think North Korea has anything to do with the Sony hack - t.co/cjIEUqQrMR
Selena Larson RT @ktbenner: The attackers only latched onto 'The Interview' after the media did t.co/Ijba5cYJ7P
Jessica Lam Great analysis. Why the Sony hack is unlikely to be the work of North Korea. t.co/3NnO0hCLIw via @nuzzel thanks @__apf__
Matt Khoury Why the Sony hack is unlikely to be the work of North Korea. t.co/xiLFIDfO1l | Who knew the internetless North Korea had these skills
Ken Norton "Who do I think is behind this? My money is on a disgruntled (possibly ex) employee of Sony." @marcwrogers t.co/rjRzqkqOk7
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Reaction to the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

motherboard.vice.com – Dec 17, 3:44 PM – It's been a big day for news surrounding the massive, ongoing Sony hack saga. First, major movie chains announced that they would not be screening The Interview after a nonspecific threat of violence from the Guardians of Peace, the hacking…
emptywheel @TimothyS @peterwsinger was mocking the idea Sony hack was an act of war. CF t.co/14odd7VrAu
Courtney Guertin RT @therealfitz: Incredibly sane take on Sony's reaction to the hacking incident: "Beyond the realm of stupid" t.co/E5lIhkrbZ1 h/y @mikeloukides
Kent Goldman RT @motherboard: The reaction to the Sony hack is "beyond the realm of stupid": t.co/JL91xIRJ5u t.co/BnuIgic990
Ross Neumann RT @samfbiddle: god this is perfect t.co/R1rM3DuG4J "I can't believe I'm saying this. I can't believe I have to say this."
Hacker News Reaction to the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid' t.co/inK5AfYDuU
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The year of outrage 2014: Everything you were angry about on social media this year.

Slate – Dec 17, 11:48 PM – Following the news in 2014 is a bit like flying a kite in flat country during tornado season. Every so often, a whirlwind of outrage touches down, sowing destruction and chaos before disappearing into the sky. These conditions are hardly new. Over…
Lora Kolodny #outrage2014: @choire tracks outrage across the media landscape t.co/RO41jEBIX6 via @Slate
Joel Spolsky RT @anildash: "What this means is that every day of our lives from now until we die is going to be like Thanksgiving." @ftrain: t.co/DvA4DMD93G
Steven Sinofsky RT @Neil_Irwin: Really nice, introspective piece by @JHWeissmann about feeding the Internet's perpetual outrage machine. t.co/juUbwLmnRi
Jacob Weisberg RT @Slate: How Twitter cost this reporter his job at The New York Times. "I've yet to fully recover." t.co/4176Z9E7zH
Charlie Warzel "We used to yell at the TV but it couldn't hear us. Finally someone can" t.co/yXbNp3Kyuk
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What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs

nytimes.com – Nicholas Carlson – Dec 17 – Eric Jackson was sitting in his hotel room on Sea Island, Ga., watching his kids splash around in the pool, when he clicked “publish” on his latest blog post for Forbes.com. Jackson, an influential hedge-fund manager, had become…
Jennifer 8. Lee An advance look at Nicholas Carlson's upcoming book on Marissa Mayer and her fight to save Yahoo! t.co/oUyDjuK25G
Nicholas Carlson This is cool. My Mayer story is #2 on the NYT's most-viewed list, after the Cuba news. t.co/l0byz67aCd t.co/emIHJwIpKv
Christopher Mims Yahoo had a chance to grow up. Instead, it tried to become a startup again. 99% of the time that's a bad idea. t.co/Sj22Ev381o
Christopher Mims .@nichcarlson's new book on Marissa Mayer's leadership of Yahoo makes it sound like an unmitigated disaster. t.co/Sj22Ev381o
Aleyda Solis RT @robinwauters: in case you missed it '@Techmeme: How Marissa Mayer fought to turn around Yahoo and lost her way (@nichcarlson) t.co/PBxvx4uKat'
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The year in media errors and corrections 2014

Poynter – Craig Silverman – This New York Times correction combines Kimye, butts and a writer treating a fake news website and a fake radio station as real. Bravo: An earlier version of this column was published in error. That version included what purported to be an…
Contextly 2014's best and worst media corrections: t.co/Ti6cpQmifS
Ryan Singel RT @dannysullivan: The always fun year in media corrections & errors from @Poynter now out. Some of the good bad t.co/v9RUg0hDGN t.co/qUzheEDgyq
Danny Sullivan The always fun year in media corrections & errors from @Poynter now out. Some of the good bad t.co/v9RUg0hDGN t.co/qUzheEDgyq
Poynter 2014's worst use of unverified UGC -- that Bike Lobby story t.co/1yUATNPTXw t.co/eRq50AEBHY
Kristen Hare 2014's worst use of unverified UGC -- that Bike Lobby story t.co/UQOOsfsJ7k t.co/Ody30lOscm
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Secret is relaunching as a faster anonymous social network with chat

theverge.com – Ben Popper – Dec 18, 9:00 AM – When Secret launched in February, it quickly became the most talked-about new social network in Silicon Valley. Like other ‘'anonymish' social networks, it offers a compelling mix of sex, drugs, and intrigue. But Secret goes a step further…
megan quinn RT @CaseyNewton: NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: @secretly relaunches as a faster, anonymous social network with chat: t.co/BPPJVZzmme t.co/WoYDzDJqPT
Edward Suh RT @redpointvc: Secret relaunching as faster anonymous social network w chat t.co/PCbwhFoMK5 by @CaseyNewton Congrats @davidbyttow @chrysb @rsarver
Garry Tan Secret 2.0 launches: faster, now with chat. t.co/gnanriOSFP
Ryan Sarver Secret launches a huge update focused on anonymous communication and messaging. Nice post by @CaseyNewton t.co/OXse6zamQS
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Mixpanel Raises $65 Million to Build Predictive Data Tech

WSJ – Lizette Chapman – Dec 18 – Suhail Doshi has big dreams for his mobile and Web analytics company Mixpanel Inc. and has just raised $65 million from Andreessen Horowitz to make them come true. The investment values the company at $865 million, an indication of Andreessen…
a16z RT @pmarca: 1/Today, we @a16z are proud to announce we are leading a new inside growth round for Mixpanel: t.co/ZkQy0FxmLh
howardlindzon Um ...Mobile analytics firm Mixpanel raises $65M incl. Andreessen Horowitz at $865M valuation t.co/uZkXN1IQuN t.co/Fc5y7IkyGp
Techmeme Mobile analytics firm Mixpanel raises $65M round led by Andreessen Horowitz at $865M valuation t.co/OMH8eQHo0C t.co/aa8aKQwGIC
Kym McNicholas RT @pmarca: 1/Today, we @a16z are proud to announce we are leading a new inside growth round for Mixpanel: t.co/ZkQy0FxmLh
Christopher Mims So @a16z just bet $65 million that @mixpanel can literally predict the future. t.co/ONqpbDb4hN
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Amazon Not as Unstoppable as It May Appear

nytimes.com – Farhad Manjoo – Dec 17 – Thanks to its ugly spat with book publishers, Amazon has lately been cast as the abominable boogeyman of American commerce. As hundreds of authors took up arms against the giant, The New Republic declared in a cover article this fall that “…
Christopher Mims Maybe 2015 is the year Amazon's investors wake up. t.co/DDpYgT29Gf
Sachin Rekhi Right after the Biz Insider piece on Google, one on Amazon: Amazon Not as Unstoppable as It Might Appear t.co/jHAZdGjFTV
Holger Luedorf RT @arainert: 'We want to use the city as our warehouse instead of building a warehouse outside the city...' - @postmates t.co/qWboF3bI57
Alex Rainert 'We want to use the city as our warehouse instead of building a warehouse outside the city...' - @postmates t.co/qWboF3bI57
MediaREDEF State of the Art: Amazon Not as Unstoppable as It Might Appear (@fmanjoo - @nytimes) t.co/GeR79mEGEH
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Google just toppled Russia, and it's got Apple-like returns in its sights

MarketWatch – Shawn Langlois – Dec 18 – Americans hardly had time to savor the schadenfreude of Vladimir Putin's financial Chernobyl before North Korea managed to flip the script on the evil Yankee imperialists, it appears. Now, while Hollywood mourns the loss of creative expression, Kim…
Josh Felser RT @paddycosgrave: Google worth more than the entire Russian stock market t.co/iZfWFn95qM t.co/9Q4HRLfPv6
Charlie Stross RT @jolshan: Google is now worth more than entire Russian stock market: t.co/WCzxikxuDT t.co/esgEiXCrLz
Paddy Cosgrave Google worth more than the entire Russian stock market t.co/iZfWFn95qM t.co/9Q4HRLfPv6
George Kliavkoff RT @jolshan Google is now worth more than entire Russian stock market: t.co/HQwiqsaoPv t.co/YqROmMV5Ex
Zach Weinberg RT @jolshan: Google is now worth more than entire Russian stock market: t.co/WCzxikxuDT t.co/esgEiXCrLz
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Female Founders Conference 2015 applications are open

blog.ycombinator.com – Once again, we'll bring current and future founders together to share their stories, give advice, and make connections. At YC, we have the honor of working with a lot of incredible female founders, and this is our chance to introduce some of them…
Jessica Lam Female Founders Conference 2015 applications are open t.co/XXOzVhMU1C via @nuzzel
Y Combinator RT @cindywu: female founders conference applications are now open t.co/PyUIxsJjgy i would love to see more scientists start companies @ycombinator
Hacker News 20 Female Founders Conference 2015 applications are open t.co/3l8Eu0VJSk (t.co/oy2N916QRB)
Andrew Cove RT @ycombinator: Female Founders Conference 2015 applications are open t.co/LgiwVyn3CW
Garry Tan RT @KatManalac: We're hosting the 2nd Female Founders Conference on 2/21 in SF! You coming? t.co/Z6hCq3H73B
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