Aww, Canada

Between Nortel and RIM, we’ve seen $500 billion in market value vanish from Canada’s tech scene. We’d get a complex but we already have one.

Mathew Ingram, tweeting about BlackBerry’s $4.7 billion buyout offer

Drawing the Line

… I fully appreciate that there is a systemic sexism problem in the technology industry, and that allowing such behavior to go without being criticized encourages that to continue. But at the same time, this case produced what seemed like an orgy of outrage that at times felt like the beginnings of an angry mob — if only because of the speed and aggressiveness of the response.

Mathew Ingram, from a post entitled “Public shaming and free speech: Why the rush to attack Pax Dickinson makes me nervous”

QOTD: A Paint Job Instead of an Overhaul From Yahoo

Mayer’s much-hyped relaunch of the home page seems a lot like adding a new coat of paint and some racing stripes to your old Chevy. It may make you feel better, but it’s not going to go any faster.

Mathew Ingram, GigaOM

Self-Cleaning Oven

“we’re living in a golden age where the internet is kind of self-cleaning oven” and the truth eventually comes out says @carr2n

Mathew Ingram, quoting from a David Carr lecture via Twitter

WikiLeaks Prank Targets New York Times

That Bill Keller op-ed defending WikiLeaks was fake, says Bill Keller.
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An Attack on WikiLeaks Is an Implicit Attack on Media

You don’t have to embrace Julian Assange as a kindred spirit to believe that what he did in publishing those cables falls under the protection of the First Amendment.

— Former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller, in an email to GigaOM’s Mathew Ingram in response to a post by Ingram entitled “First they came for WikiLeaks, then the New York Times”

Bubblegate!

What a slimy mess the “Here Comes Another Bubble” is leaving in its wake as it travels all over the Web. Today, Daryl Lang of PDNPulse, a blog from Photo District News, reported that it contacted more photographers whose pictures were used in the popular Web 2.0-mocking video by the San Francisco-based singing group, the […]