TECHGEEK Weekly 75: Parties and Blackouts

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The internet goes through a blackout, MegaVideo’s CEO arrested in New Zealand, and Apple becomes greedy again with your words. Yes, TECHGEEK Weekly is back and in full swing.

This week Terence Huynh, Tom Solari and Chris Southcott talk about the day’s news. And sadly, no Stewart today, meaning that you have the magical free MP3 Skype Recorder.

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Show Notes

The Top Stories

What is SOPA & PIPA

Wikipedia to blackout for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA this Wednesday

Who else is participating in the Jan 18 Blackout?

RIAA posts (not) funny tweet about Wikipedia

MPAA CEO Chris Dodd: Blackouts Turn Users Into “Corporate Pawns”

PIPA – the race is still on, who still supports the bill?

Reid shelves PROTECT IP Act in response to “recent events”

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom arrested in New Zealand. US Justice Department: ‘organized criminal enterprise’

MegaUpload goes back up (sort of); CEO denied bail and could be extradited

Copyrights: Feds push a few novel theories in MegaUpload case

Apple launches iBooks 2 digital textbooks

Apple’s new iBooks Author targets e-book creators

This Is Apple At Its Absolute Worst: It Thinks It Owns Any Book You Make Through iBooks Author

Microsoft Mocks Apple’s iBooks Author policies on Twitter

Tom’s Stockings (1)

Telstra announces first 4G phone – HTC Velocity – to land on Jan 24

Live blogging platform CoverItLive hacked, all passwords reset

Microsoft introduces new robust “Resilient File System” for Windows Server 8

In Other News

Kodak files for bankruptcy – now who will buy its patents?

Jerry Yang resigns from Yahoo, cuts all ties – is someone buying Yahoo?

Research In Motion pushing for sale to Samsung [updated]

Updated: RIM Said To Court Samsung’s Bid After Pushing Others Away

Facebook adds over 60 new apps with auto-share

The Koobface malware gang – exposed!

Facebook Koobface worm ‘hacker gang named’

RUMOUR MILL: iPad 3 to have LTE, HD screen?

Tom’s Stockings (2)

Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft have been sued for being responsible for obscene content in India.

Venture capital firm Y Combinator, known for investing in high-profile tech startups, is taking on Hollywood

Google+ now has 90 million users, according to Google’s Larry Page.

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