John Paczkowski

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Luck of the Irish?

U2 manager Paul McGuinness likes to blame those crazy longhairs in Silicon Valley for aiding and abetting music piracy, but perhaps he should be pointing the finger at his own boss. According to British tabloid The Sun, the four songs from the Irish rock band’s forthcoming album that are currently being shared on the Internet found their way there after band frontman Bono played them too loudly on his stereo at his villa in the south of France. Apparently, a vacationing U2 fan strolling past the singer’s estate heard the tracks, recorded them on his mobile phone and posted them to YouTube.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work