Anti-piracy group being sued…by The Pirate Bay

February 14, 2013 by  
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Filed under ‘what were they thinking’ today, an anti-piracy group in Finland known as CIAPC is going to be sued by The Pirate Bay. It sounds a bit ridiculous, but here’s why – the group has launched a website that completely rips off the design of The Pirate Bay, the exception being the logo is now of a sinking ship.

The Pirate Bay is outraged at the blatant site rip-off, and have said that legal action will be taken against CIAPC, stating “People must understand what is right and wrong. Stealing material like this on the internet is a threat to economies worldwide. We feel that we must make a statement and therefore we will sue them for copyright infringement.”

Oh how the tables have turned.

(via TorrentFreak)

LinkedIn showers every employee with an iPad mini

February 14, 2013 by  
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Today is Valentine’s Day, and employees at LinkedIn certainly have a reason to be in love. With their CEO that is.

At a hands-on meeting yesterday, Chief Executive Jeff Weiner announced that the company’s nearly 3,500 employees would all be getting iPad minis. A spokesperson for LinkedIn confirmed this, saying “We wanted to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of all of our employees in 2012. During today’s biweekly All Hands meeting, we surprised our employees with iPad Minis as a small gesture of the company’s gratitude for their contributions.” Of course employees then took to Twitter to gush over their new toys, with one employee @darainfaraz tweeting “That awesome moment when your CEO dishes out iPad minis to EVERY employee @LinkedIn @jeffweiner“.

LinkedIn has been enjoying a rather positive feel from the market, reporting last week revenues of around $303.6 million, and net income of $11.5 million – plenty to spare a few thousand iPads.

(via Business Insider)

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