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Why did Quora get so popular so fast?

Why did Quora get so popular so fast?

06.01.11 – 7:14 pm Featured, Media, Tech
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Beyond its technology and platform, Quora really enjoyed Silicon Valley rockstars' endorsement and support. Almost all A-list pundits, enterpreneurs, journalists and bloggers use this platform to engage discussions and conversations. That's the luxury that not all startups can afford! According to Sysomos Blog: One of the reasons we heard that might have caused this explosion was TechCrunch. ...


Half a million people donate to keep Wikipedia free

Half a million people donate to keep Wikipedia free

02.01.11 – 10:23 am Featured, Media, Statistics, Tech
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Wikipedia has just ended their shortest fundraiser and most successful year ever, raising $16 million from more than 500,000 people in 2010 --compared to the 230,000 people for $7.5 million donations in 2009. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales listed out some milestones about the latest effort: Over 500,000 donations to the Wikimedia Foundation. Almost 130,000 donations to the ...


BudiPutra.com’s top posts of 2010

BudiPutra.com’s top posts of 2010

26.12.10 – 9:29 am Headline, Media, Personal, Tech
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It's always a great experience to learn this blog's statistic: discovered most popular posts, most commented posts, most linked posts, etc. I really need this kind of feedbacks to provide better blogposts in the future. Thanks, my lovely readers! The following is my popular posts this year: January: President Obama sends his own Tweet. Finally! While on a ...


Zuckerberg deserves to be TIME’s Person of the Year…three years ago!

Zuckerberg deserves to be TIME’s Person of the Year…three years ago!

16.12.10 – 12:21 pm Featured, Media, People
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No doubt that Mark Zuckerberg is one of a few brightest CEOs in the world. But naming him as TIME's Person of the Year? For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, ...


Wikileaks hits Indonesia

Wikileaks hits Indonesia

13.12.10 – 6:16 pm Featured, Law, Media, Politics, Tech
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An Indonesian minister said there were over 3,000 documents about Indonesia on Wikileaks website, The Jakarta Post reports. Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring's team was currently retrieving and learning the documents -- which include information on the J.W. Marriot bombings, riots in Papua and Indonesian military activities. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s own 'version' of WikiLeaks called IndoLeaks, ...


OpenLeaks, WikiLeaks’ new rival

OpenLeaks, WikiLeaks’ new rival

10.12.10 – 10:18 pm Featured, Law, Media, Politics, Tech
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Some Wikileakers are leaving --due to the organization's objectives, Julian Assange's leadership issue and personal problems-- and will launch new project called "OpenLeaks" on Monday. Unlike WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks will not receive and publish information directly for the public eye. OpenLeaks intends to establish itself as a neutral intermediary ”without a political agenda except from the dissemination of ...


Wikileaks supporter Anonymous ousted from Facebook, Twitter

Wikileaks supporter Anonymous ousted from Facebook, Twitter

09.12.10 – 7:33 am Featured, Law, Media, Tech
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Looks like Wikileaks accounts on Facebook and Twitter are safe so far, but Anonymous' Operation PayBack account appears to have been suspended from both services. 4chan-based group ‘Anonymous’ is a major supporter for Julian Assange's whistleblowers organization. The movement describes itself as "an ongoing campaign by Anonymous against major anti-piracy & anti-freedom entities". From its Twitter account, ...


Wikileaks strikes back, powered by 4chan’s hordes

Wikileaks strikes back, powered by 4chan’s hordes

08.12.10 – 6:39 pm Featured, Law, Media, Tech
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The latest in the WikiLeaks drama:  4chan-based group 'Anonymous’ has successfully taken down the website of Mastercard.com following the attacks to Paypal and Swiss bank PostFinance, which have both refused service to Julian Assange's Wikileaks.  [But the operation is still alive thanks to Flattr, a small startup created by Peter Sunde (@brokep), one of the ...


Twitter, Facebook won’t block Wikileaks, for now

Twitter, Facebook won’t block Wikileaks, for now

07.12.10 – 4:28 pm Featured, Law, Media, Politics, Tech
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Twitter denied that it is censoring WikiLeaks from its list of trending topics, while Facebook says the Wikileaks Facebook Page does not violate their content standards. Looks like Wikileaks accounts on both social networking services are safe --at least, for now. Wikileaks has more than 400,000 followers on Twitter and the Wikileaks page on Facebook ...


Now PayPal bans Wikileaks!

Now PayPal bans Wikileaks!

05.12.10 – 9:53 am Featured, Media, Tech
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Amazon recently kicked WikiLeaks off of its servers; EveryDNS.net terminated the DNS of the whistleblowers organization's domain; and now PayPal has suspended the account that Wikileaks has used to receive donations! PayPal Inc., the payment processor owned by EBay Inc., said in a statement on its blog: PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due ...


Find all Wikileaks mirror sites here!

Find all Wikileaks mirror sites here!

03.12.10 – 11:05 pm Featured, Media, Tech
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The troubles continue for Wikileaks. After Amazon Web Services terminated Wikileaks website's hosting, EveryDNS.net, DNS services provider for wikileaks.org domain, just terminated the DNS at 10 PM EST, December 2, 2010. Then the whistleblowers organization's website was moved to a Switzerland hosting provider; you can now access it at http://wikileaks.ch which points to http://213.251.145.96/. [Please keep ...


Google to launch e-Book venture

Google to launch e-Book venture

02.12.10 – 11:23 am Media, Tech
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Google Inc. will launch its long-awaited Google Editions online bookstore in the U.S. by the end of the year, the WSJ reports. The new service will be launched internationally in the first quarter of 2011. Offering an open "read anywhere" model, users will be able to buy books direcly from Google, online retailers or even ...



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