Scratchpaper Recommended Links (Ed. 0025 / Internet & Social)

Internet Social CrowdLatest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across the ScratchPaper focus areas of Internet, IOT, Social Networking, Crowdsourcing, and Cybersecurity, including items on the end of movies as a product, Verizon realizing they have to deliver the bandwidth they sold, and a computer virus that jumps across to your machine through the air via inaudible sound waves.  Enjoy.


  • Blockbuster, Netflix and the end of movies as a product (GigaOM)
  • The boom in online video has forced Verizon Wireless to spend millions more this year to upgrade its network (
  • You are the query: Yahoo’s bold quest to reinvent search (
  • IBM’s Big Plans for Cloud Computing (
  • Surviving the Dark Side of Affiliate Marketing ( 

Internet of Things

  • Zuli pushes Bluetooth as a mesh network for the smart home (
  • H.P. Tying More Big-Business Systems Together (
  • 2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time (
  • The Rise of the Connected Home: Venture Capital Funding to Home Automation Hits $468M Since 2012 (
  • Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm ( 

Social Networking  & Social Media

  • Bye Bye, Bile? Websites Try to Nix Nasty Comments (
  • Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight (
  • Beyoncé Rejects Tradition for Social Media’s Power (
  • If a Story Is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating (
  • News, Social Networking Meet in Prismatic’s “Interest Network” (
  • Turning the Page on Anonymity: The Future of HuffPost Comments ( 

Crowd-Sourcing & Crowdfunding

  • A Lexicon of the Internet, Updated by Its Users (
  • Reddit Reaches for Profits Through a Geek-Culture Bazaar (
  • Walter Isaacson on Crowdsourcing His New Book (
  • Companies book profits from self-publishing (
  • This online journalism startup raised $1.7M in crowdfunding and you’ve never heard of it ( 


  • FireEye Computer Security Firm Acquires Mandiant (
  • The Problem with Bitcoin (
  • Online Attacks on European Diplomats Are Tied to China (
  • Cybersecurity in 2014: A roundup of predictions (
  • Microsoft Leads Disruption of Largest Infected Global PC Network (
  • Scientist-developed malware covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound (

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