From Space to SOPA: 10 Tech Triumphs of 2012

Rovers, particles, and skydiving from the edge of space. And that was just the beginning. Earlier this week, GeekWire documented our favorite lowlights of 2012 with our list of biggest Tech Debacles of the Year. Now it’s time for the highlights, starting with a series of breakthroughs and accomplishments at the intersection of technology and… Read More


Watch Ben Huh debate an NBC executive over SOPA

It took an email from my mom in Ohio to realize just how big the controversy over the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act had become. Last night, she emailed to tell me that Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh was on The NewsHour debating an executive from NBC over the measure. My mom, a… Read More


Seattle snow storm stops SOPA protest in its tracks

For the past few days, Seattle’s Zachary Cohn has been spending his days and nights planning for a January 18th rally to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act. But one thing got in the way: the weather. An epic snowstorm, which arrived in the Seattle area early Wednesday morning and has already dumped several inches on… Read More


Just in time for SOPA: Clever ‘Grassroutes’ service automates Congressional contacts

Sites around the web today are calling on users to contact their Congressional representatives to voice opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. Under normal circumstances, there’s an extra step or two between that call-to-action and the actual call — requiring the users to find their representatives’ contact information and,… Read More


And so it begins: Wikipedia turns off the lights and Google blacks out logo in SOPA protest

Sorry students, journalists, Internet researchers and just about everyone else looking for a tidbit of information related to, well, just about anything: Wikipedia is now officially dark. “For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history,” according to a message on the site. “Right now, the U.S…. Read More


Amazon: We dislike piracy, but ‘strongly oppose’ SOPA will not be blacking out its Web site tomorrow in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act as Cheezburger and Wikipedia plan to do. But the Seattle online retailer still thinks the legislation is flawed. SOPA and PIPA, also known as the Protect IP Act, would allow copyright holders to shut down Web sites accused of… Read More


Can this song help kill SOPA? ‘The Day the LOLcats Died’

The campaign to kill the Stop Online Piracy Act has lots of support from some of the Internet’s biggest names, including Wikipedia, Cheezburger and other big sites that plan to blackout their pages Wednesday in protest of the bills. Now the initiative has its own video and song, as well. The team at YouTube comedy channel LaughPong, has put… Read More


Google will alter its home page as part of protest against SOPA

Google often plays around with its popular home page, showing creative doodles to celebrate various activities going on in the world. But tomorrow, Google will make a slight change to its home page, telling users of the popular search engine that it opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), reports… Read More


A day without Wikipedia? Um, try these Encarta CD-ROMs

Yes, kids, there was a time when Wikipedia didn’t exist, and it looks like we’re going to be transported back to it on Wednesday, courtesy a 24-hour blackout of the English version of the site. That is what’s now expected as part of the broader protest over controversial online antipiracy bills currently being considered by… Read More