Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter’s Head of News

The microblogging company settles on a media industry veteran as its digital news liaison.


NPR’s Scott Simon Tweets From His Mother’s Hospital Bedside

“I am getting a life’s lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?”

Try Googling That, Big Shot.

Well, it was invented by Larry and Sergey. And the idea was that we don’t quite know what evil is, but if we have a rule that says don’t be evil, then employees can say, I think that’s evil. Now, when I showed up, I thought this was the stupidest rule ever, because there’s no book about evil except maybe, you know, the Bible or something.

Eric Schmidt, describing Google’s motto while on NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!”

Why The Onion Is Awesome for Publishing Details of Its Twitter Hack

Details of hacking attacks are too often kept secret.

Some Guardian Twitter Accounts Hacked, Likely More to Follow

Another day, another high-profile hack.

Interview: Corey Ford, CEO of Media Accelerator Matter Ventures

The story behind the accelerator’s name change of this new-media experiment.

News Byte

Kickstarter: Guaranteeing Projects Would Defeat the Purpose of Our Site

Kickstarter projects promise rewards to people who fund them. It’s something between investing in a company and purchasing a product — but it’s neither. Hence, valid questions like NPR’s All Tech Considered’s “When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get The Money Back?” Today, the Kickstarter team spoke out about its accountability policies in part by saying, “The fact that Kickstarter allows creators to take risks and attempt to create something ambitious is a feature, not a bug.”

The F Word

In my mind, the ones who have no fear of failure are merely the dreamers, and the dreamers don’t build great companies.

Joe Kraus, an investing partner at Google Ventures, from a story about failure in Silicon Valley by Melissa Block of NPR’s All Things Considered

She Never Owned Any Music to Begin With

I wish I could say I miss album packaging and liner notes and rue the decline in album sales the digital world has caused. But the truth is, I’ve never supported physical music as a consumer.

Emily White, intern at NPR’s All Songs Considered and a senior at American University

Is He In or Is He Out? Crunchtime for Scott Thompson at Yahoo.

Waiting for a verdict in trial of ResuMess.

Viral Radio: Facebook Flap

Three Cool iPad Ads