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‘The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Transatlantic Battle', by Peter Baldwin

FT.com – Oct 24, 5:00 PM – When the Stop Online Piracy Act was voted down in the US Congress two years ago following a protest movement encouraged by the technology industry, Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the media groups News Corp and 21st Century Fox, accused President…
Marc Andreessen RT @johngapper: My review of The Copyright Wars by Peter Baldwin, with a great Victorian cartoon of the American pirate publisher t.co/MLnXNax0B3
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Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner's World Record

nytimes.com John Markoff (@markoff) – Oct 24 – ROSWELL, N.M. — A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. The jump was made by…
Brian Morrissey Fearless Felix must be Furious Felix today. Time to gear up. t.co/xsoEa7dRNP
ggonweb 'I think they're putting a little lookout tower at the edge of space that the common man can share,' James Hayhurst t.co/hldSbDBzxG
Carlos Ribeiro RT @rklau: Alan Eustace is an SVP at Google. He also just broke Felix Baumgartner's record by jumping from the stratosphere. t.co/7Aq1jyoQ8n
Amit Paranjape RT @nytimes: An engineer parachuted from more than 25 miles up and broke the speed of sound on the way down t.co/cZczWooo1F t.co/mGtw4EcxnY
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Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar

recode.net – Oct 24, 2:29 PM – In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai, according to sources close to the situation. Google has sent a memo to staff about the move this afternoon…
Mohammed Al Saqqaf "Pichai was born in 1972 in Chennai, India. Now, he reached his highest spot yet, SVP of all Google products [-YT]." t.co/SfFVanWBqn
Antonio Altamirano RT @Techmeme: Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai t.co/GP4LmE6F0m t.co/yzIrS9ofzw
Dave McClure RT @Techmeme: Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai t.co/GP4LmE6F0m t.co/yzIrS9ofzw
MikeIsaac have never heard a ill word spoken about @sundarpichai since I've started reporting on tech. Big promotion time. t.co/VMxMNihuUj
Gabor Cselle Massive transfer of power at Google: Search, Maps and Google+ to Sundar. Smart move, IMHO: t.co/ex1Q5BlVTR
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Friday cancer blogging - 24 October 2014

motherjones.com Kevin Drum (@kdrum) – Oct 24, 5:27 PM – A few of you have probably cottoned onto the fact that people don't usually spend a week in the hospital for a broken bone, even a backbone. So in the long tradition of releasing bad news on Friday afternoon, here's my first-ever Friday news dump.
Faust. Der Tragödie Kevin Drum, my thoughts, well wishes, and prayers are with you t.co/7c0kjQBTJg
Clara Jeffery RT @margarita: Dear @kdrum I don't know you but please know I'm sending you my very very very best wishes for your health. t.co/Mbt65nEqTE
Jeff Jarvis RT @joshtpm: Kevin Drum is truly in thoughts. A generous, wise, good man. t.co/1TAEEcekZN
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Sam Biddle Is Leaving Valleywag

businessinsider.com Alyson Shontell (@shontelaylay) – Oct 24, 4:00 PM – Sam Biddle, editor of Gawker's technology site, Valleywag, is leaving the publication and moving to a different department within Gawker Media. Biddle will spend November on sabbatical. When he returns in December, he will be named Senior Writer at…
Alyson Shontell Glad to see @nitashatiku recognized as the biggest scoopster in all of Gawker. She broke Uber rev, RadiumOne and more t.co/WcDxkL9Wpd
Jenna Wortham RT @MikeIsaac: interesting decision to lead with 'man leaves job' instead of 'woman steps into leadership role' t.co/pL3MECPgxT
Amelia Greenhall RT @MikeIsaac: interesting decision to lead with 'man leaves job' instead of 'woman steps into leadership role' t.co/pL3MECPgxT
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The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

WIRED – Adrian Chen – Oct 22, 11:30 PM – The campuses of the tech industry are famous for their lavish cafeterias, cushy shuttles, and on-site laundry services. But on a muggy February afternoon, some of these companies' most important work is being done 7,000 miles away, on the second…
Seth Fiegerman "Facebook & Twitter rely on an army of workers to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us." t.co/kRjkUARYWj
drew olanoff RT @DelRey: The Emotional Toll on Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics & Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed t.co/CBB4FkrnMN great work by @AdrianChen
Erika Hall RT @WIRED: The 100,000 laborers who keep dick pics and beheadings out of your Facebook Feed t.co/1DkMBereP5 t.co/aQd2OIeMRc
Rohin Dharmakumar Digital labourers sit in AC offices, watching "dick pics & beheadings" so you don't need to: t.co/tW4H4NmwSB
Clara Jeffery RT @greenhousenyt: Unfun Job--Facebook & Twitter use army of valiant workers to protect us from pictures of beheadings, hard-core porn. t.co/vwR0nMEWig
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What We're Really Saying When We Make Fun Of Julia Roberts' New Arm

ClickHole – Oct 24, 10:28 AM – This week, the internet became a firestorm of controversy. No, not over America's new war in the Middle East or NASA's historic photos of a comet brushing right up against Mars. It was all about one gracefully aging starlet's surprising new look.
drew olanoff RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: What We're Really Saying When We Make Fun Of Julia Roberts' New Arm t.co/arcpwggr8U so good from @clickhole worth tweeting again.
Andrew Kaczynski What We're Really Saying When We Make Fun Of Julia Roberts' New Arm t.co/arcpwggr8U so good from @clickhole worth tweeting again.
Nick Wingfield What We're Really Saying When We Make Fun Of Julia Roberts' New Arm t.co/1l7V9wXclN
Gillian Morris What We're Really Saying When We Make Fun Of Julia Roberts' New Arm t.co/LoO2DuNjNt
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After Calling for Calm, Cuomo Joins Christie in Ordering Some Quarantines

nytimes.com – Thomas Kaplan – Oct 24 – On Thursday night, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sat beside Mayor Bill de Blasio at Bellevue Hospital Center as they offered soothing words to worried New Yorkers: New York City's first case of Ebola, they said, was no reason for panic. Less than 19 hours…
Jacob Weisberg RT @nycjim: #Ebola update 1: One day Gov. Cuomo calls for calm; next day he's imposing strict quarantine on health workers. t.co/MIsIR1RVvd
Maggie Haberman The politics are clear, but why cut the city out from a health perspective? t.co/cNo2EJ5LzF
Will Bunch RT @ericuman: You know what's always a good idea during panics? To ignore the advice of your own health experts t.co/SfJlaQRwIh #cuomo #christie
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UK banks axe branches in favour of digital model

FT.com – Oct 24, 4:33 PM – Britain's biggest lenders are shutting hundreds of branches and culling thousands of staff in a push to cut costs and move towards a digitally focused model that is irrevocably changing high street banking. Lloyds Banking Group, the UK's largest…
Amit Paranjape RT @SuB8u: Avg cost of servicing a client for a bank - branch $4 per visit, - cash point 48c - online/mobile channels 4c t.co/3rXSFtXvQx
Yoav Lurie RT @SuB8u: Avg cost of servicing a client for a bank - branch $4 per visit, - cash point 48c - online/mobile channels 4c t.co/3rXSFtXvQx
priya joseph RT @SuB8u: Avg cost of servicing a client for a bank - branch $4 per visit, - cash point 48c - online/mobile channels 4c t.co/3rXSFtXvQx
Steve Evans RT @SuB8u: Avg cost of servicing a client for a bank - branch $4 per visit, - cash point 48c - online/mobile channels 4c t.co/3rXSFtXvQx
Dave McDougall RT @SuB8u: Avg cost of servicing a client for a bank - branch $4 per visit, - cash point 48c - online/mobile channels 4c t.co/3rXSFtXvQx
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Just the facts: Gun violence in America

usnews.nbcnews.com – Jan 16, 2013 – As lawmakers at the state and federal level weigh various measures to stem gun violence, here are some facts and figures on guns and crime, compiled by the NBC News research department. Every year in the U.S., an average of more than 100,000 people…
Yves Behar RT @samj: Americans killed by Ebola today: 0 Americans killed by ISIS today: 0 Americans killed by guns today: 86 Source: t.co/QCOpdKkjPN
Travis Bogard RT @samj: Americans killed by Ebola today: 0 Americans killed by ISIS today: 0 Americans killed by guns today: 86 Source: t.co/QCOpdKkjPN
Isaac Hepworth RT @samj: Americans killed by Ebola today: 0 Americans killed by ISIS today: 0 Americans killed by guns today: 86 Source: t.co/QCOpdKkjPN
Tom Giles RT @samj: Americans killed by Ebola today: 0 Americans killed by ISIS today: 0 Americans killed by guns today: 86 Source: t.co/QCOpdKkjPN
eileengill RT @samj: Americans killed by Ebola today: 0 Americans killed by ISIS today: 0 Americans killed by guns today: 86 Source: t.co/QCOpdKkjPN
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Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic

Medium – Oct 23, 7:26 AM – The conventional (smart) wisdom is that we should not panic about Ebola in the United States (or Europe). That is certainly true because, even with its huge warts, US and European health-care systems are well-equipped to handle the few cases of…
Vinod Vavilapalli RT @jeffjarvis: "Globalization, in essence, means we really are one big family, in sickness and in health" @zeynep t.co/0uKiIysft4
Rafat Ali Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic Our Global Institutions are Broken t.co/Mnh4JycKva
Kate Lee RT @jeffjarvis: Six degrees of ebola: globalization, failed infrastructure, and epidemic. Excellent @zeynep. t.co/0uKiIysft4
Henry Blodget RT @jeffjarvis: "Globalization, in essence, means we really are one big family, in sickness and in health" @zeynep t.co/0uKiIysft4
Jeff Jarvis Six degrees of ebola: globalization, failed infrastructure, and epidemic. Excellent @zeynep. t.co/0uKiIysft4
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