Tim O'Reilly's Top Stories

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  1. North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not Hack Sony
    Today Sony canceled the premier of “The Interview” because of fears that terrorists might attack the theater showing the film. Movie theaters across the nation are also canceling screenings of the film in the run-up to its Christmas-Day opening. The...
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  2. Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business
    I wasGoogle’s first employee to go on maternity leave. In 1999, I joined the startup that founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had recently started in my garage. I was four months pregnant. At the time the company had no revenue and only 15 employees,...
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  3. The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon
    The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon Amazon won the book war. In a series of rare interviews, the company tells us what's next By Casey Newton Chris Green holds an envelope. At least, it looks like an envelope. In reality, it's a...
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  4. Reaction to the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
    It's been a big day for news surrounding the massive, ongoing Sony hack saga.  First, major movie chains announced that they would not be screening The Interview after ​a nonspecific threat of violence from the​ Guardians of Peace, the hacking...
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  5. Federal judge rules Aurora theater shooting was foreseeable
    The Century Aurora 16 movie theater in Aurora on July 20, 2012. (Denver Post file) (Denver Post file photo) The owner of the Aurora movie theater that was the site of a deadly 2012 attack could have reasonably enough foreseen the danger of such an...
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