A Former Sony Pictures Exec Defends The Decision To Pull ‘The Interview’

The Interview Late last week, TechCrunch had a chat with former Sony Pictures Chief Digital Strategy Officer Mitch Singer to discuss the motivations that likely went into Sony deciding to pull “The Interview” from theaters and the implications of that decision. Read More

11 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

6818192898_c132e81824_z From the Sony hack coverage to Instagram being valued at $35 billion, here are the top stories from 12/13-12/19. 1. Sony was hacked. Sony cancels the theatrical release of The Interview after threats from hackers. The FBI blames North Korea for the hack. Obama says Sony made a mistake in canceling the release of The Interview (and calls James Franco, James Flacco). Sony’s CEO responds… Read More

North Korea On Sony Hack: It Wasn’t Us

2014-12-20_1021 Here is the latest twist in the ongoing Sony hacking story: after the FBI alleged that North Korea was indeed behind the attack on Sony, North Korea today categorically denied having anything to do with it. According to a BBC report, North Korea’s foreign ministry went as far threatening “grave consequences” and demanding a joint investigation into the allegations. North… Read More

Gillmor Gang: Hackathon

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 19, 2014. Our end-of-year show, produced as RogenGate broke and the President held a press conference. It may have occurred to some employees at Sony that they would be better off with some form of corporate SnapChat. It may have occurred to the President that there’s… Read More

Sony’s CEO Michael Lynton: “We Have Not Given In.”

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 2.52.52 PM Sony CEO Michael Lynton blamed theaters for the studio’s decision to pull out from the scheduled theatrical release of The Interview this Christmas. He told CNN in an exclusive interview that Sony had no other choice after a slew of theaters decided to not show the film. Read More

After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War

 The battle between Sony and what the FBI believes are North Korean hackers may be at its end, but the war for the security of the enterprise is just getting started. Companies have been rapidly transitioning their legacy systems to modern IT tech…

President Obama and George Clooney Speak Out Against Sony Canceling ‘The Interview’

Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Release and Hollywood Is Pissed