As you can imagine with all the goings on this week there has been a whole lot to write about!, I've left it till later to start this final draft because of the breaking news involving MegaUpload and been rewarded as SOPA Chief sponsor Lamar Smith is retracting the bill "until there is wider agreement on a solution" and Senator Harry Reid has postponed the PIPA vote.
The People Prevail Against SOPA and PIPA
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"The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can't let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet's development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet. The world today needs political leaders who are pro-internet. We have been working with many of these folks for months on better alternatives to these current proposals. I encourage you to learn more about these issues and tell your congressmen that you want them to be pro-internet."
As of today SOPA Chief sponsor Lamar Smith is retracting the bill "until there is wider agreement on a solution" and Senator Harry Reid has postponed the PIPA vote. so the Internet and her millions of users have won this battle as trust me they will come back with another bill in time.
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“My time at Yahoo!, from its founding to the present, has encompassed some of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. However, the time has come for me to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo!
“As I leave the company I co-founded nearly 17 years ago, I am enthusiastic about the appointment of Scott Thompson as Chief Executive Officer and his ability, along with the entire Yahoo! leadership team, to guide Yahoo! into an exciting and successful future.”
Yahoo are sad to see Jerry leave but I guess 17 years as co-founder and CEO was long enough. Paypal President Scott Thompson takes his place as CEO. I can't wait to see how the internet old boy Yahoo pushes forward.
Video Game News
Lastly and rather overshadowed by SOPA but here is some videogame news Rockstar have delayed the release of Max Payne 3!, It is thought this is so they don't share the spotlight of the predicted behemoth Mass Effect 3.