Friday, January 20, 2012

SOPA Withdrawn: Lamar Smith Pulls Controversial Web Anti-Piracy Bill


Lamar Smith, The Texas Congressman whose proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) prompted dozens of websites to go dark or run protest messages this week said Friday he is pulling the measure from consideration "until there is wider agreement on a solution."

SOPA and PIPA votes in Congress delayed


Just two days after the Wednesday blackouts of thousands of web sites to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), the US Senate and the US House of Representatives have announced they will delay the votes of both bills.

CyanogenMod App Store already in development


Days ago, we saw that CyanogenMod and ClockworkMod Recovery developer Koushik Dutta was talking up the possibility of a specially-built app store for CyanogenMod, which would happily welcome all the apps that for one reason or another have gotten the boot from the Android Market. Koush showed off just that on his Google+ page, where he posed the original question: you can see an extremely early screenshot of the submission page for the “CyanogenMod App Store” below. The screenshot is hosted on the web site for ClockworkMod Recovery and ClockworkMod Tether, both of which Koush maintains himself.

Larry Page: Google+ now has 90 million users with 60% daily engagement


Google’s Larry Page has announced that Google+ now has 90 million users globally, doubling the number from three months ago. Page also said that G+ has a 60% ‘daily engagement’ rate. This came as a part of Google’s Q4 and fiscal year 2011 financial reports.

Megaupload charged with piracy, shut down


One of the worlds most popular file sharing websites -- Megaupload -- who had been in the news recently for their controversial song featuring many famous artists, has been shut down by federal prosecutors in the United States.