27 January 2011

1. Judiciary Committee Postpones Action On Patent Bill, National Journal, Josh Smith

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday delayed consideration of Chairman Patrick Leahy’s patent overhaul legislation until next week.

2. YouTube: A State of the Union Tradition, New York Times, Verne Kopytoff

Add one more to the list of State of the Union traditions — YouTube. For the second year in row, President Obama will give a live post-State of the Union interview on YouTube, in which he will answer questions submitted by the video site’s users. The interview, to be streamed at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, is intended to add a more personal touch to the usual discussion of health care, war and unemployment.

3. WikiLeaks alternative OpenLeaks goes live, Ars Technica, Jacqui Cheng

OpenLeaks, the alternative whistleblower site created by WikiLeaks defectors, has officially gone live, though it’s not yet fully operational. The organization confirmed that it doesn’t plan to publish information itself, but rather help third parties (such as nonprofits and news orgs) get access to leaked documents in order to convey them to the public.

4. 4 Social Trends Impacting the Future of Online Fundraising, Mashable, Geoff Livingston

Social fundraising is becoming a buzzword within the cause space. The growing trend allows citizens to create their own fundraising campaigns independent of, but still benefitting non-profits. These efforts use a middle platform or set of tools to create grassroots communications across traditional social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

5. The Daily digital paper for iPad launches Wednesday, USA Today, Edward Baig

Extra extra–The Daily digital newspaper for the iPad launches Wednesday. A launch invitation arrived in my email inbox from News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, who will share the stage with Apple’s vice president of Internet Services Eddy Cue. Cue is the Apple executive responsible for iTunes.

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