Uber Confirms Revenue Estimates, but Bristles Over Source of Valleywag Report

The ride-hailing app Uber currently has gross revenue of more than $20 million per week.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick


U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Snowden

Edward Snowden has said he leaked documents exposing NSA surveillance programs that he said he believed were overly intrusive. He is believed to be in hiding in Hong Kong.

QOTD: Plumbing Problems at Cisco

Now I know you do not have it in you to stand up and admit what you did, so I will now make you my “hobby.” Ask around you will find out that I like to work on my hobbies.

— In an open letter to employees, Cisco VP of Services (and former CIA operations officer) Mike Quinn issues a warning to the anonymous leaker of an internal company memo on Cisco’s contract dealings with the California State University system.

Yahoo’s Top Lawyer Says Leaked Internal Memos Are “Uncool” (According to — Oops — A Cool Leaked Internal Memo)

I think it’s time for an apt Ben Franklin quote: “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

Yahoo Gets Googley Q&A Tool at Friday FYI and Uses It to Ask About Exec Accountability and Leaks

Here’s my question for Mayer’s new query machine: When do I get my free lunch?

Apple: Litigation Misconduct Is Part of Samsung’s Legal Strategy

“The proper remedy for Samsung’s misconduct is judgment that Apple’s asserted phone design patents are valid and infringed.”


China Court Sends Three to Prison Over iPad Leaks

A Chinese court sentenced three people to prison terms for collaborating to steal information from a key supplier regarding Apple Inc.’s iPad 2 several months before its release, the latest outcome from leaks about products made by the technology giant.

Warning: Oversharing Ahead, as Wall Street Bankers Start to Talk Up Web 2.0 IPOs

Goldman Sachs seems to have borked the $1.5 billion deal to sell Facebook shares to its rich U.S. clients, because so much information about it leaked everywhere. That’s right! The loquacious Wall Street bankers are back to take Web 2.0’s social stars public and, of course, are oversharing already.


Delicious Red Sea Parted, Users Wander to Other Bookmarking Services

We might have assumed that users would flee Delicious after Yahoo announced it was shuttering the popular bookmarking service. What we didn’t know was how fast the lifeboats were filling. Until now.

PayPal Releases Funds to WikiLeaks as Supporters Strike Back

PayPal has just released the remaining funds in the account associated with WikiLeaks today, after restricting access to the account last week, according to a PayPal blog post. However, it did not not reinstate the ability for it to receive donations.

A Leak at the North Pole

Weekend Update, 02.07.09