It's officially hump day, and to catch you up on all of the overnight news this Wednesday morning, we've got the latest on the "attack" on GoDaddy, all the news from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's latest interview, and what Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff had to say.
When website provider and domain name registrar giant GoDaddy went down for the count yesterday, sending millions of sites offline, it didn't take long for a so-called member of the hacktivist group Anonymous to claim credit for it.
It's not surprising, given GoDaddy's support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). It's an easy target. But yesterday, GoDaddy's interim CEO Scott Wagner said that it wasn't a hack or a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, but instead just a "service outage due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables."
Anonymous is also distancing itself from Twitter user @AnonymousOwn3r who claimed responsibility for the attack. We wonder whether everyone will be so quick to assign credit for the next major outage to others claiming to be from Anonymous. The Boy Who Cried Wolf comes to mind.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company's biggest mistake in the last two years was going down the path of HTML5, rather than native apps. This statement reportedly went over well with the audience, and Zuckerberg said he thinks the recently overhauled iOS app is now in good shape, and the Android app is on its way. The CEO did admit that the Facebook share price tanking is "disappointing", but said that the company has been through its share of ups and downs in the past.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff told an audience in San Francisco overnight that Facebook should have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and not Nasdaq. He said that Facebook needs to double its revenue growth before it has the chance to become the next Google.
On Google, Benioff said that the company hasn't been able to execute its enterprise product distribution as well as it could have. He also questioned why Yammer decided to sell out to Microsoft, when things were going so well for the company.
And finally, a New York Supreme Court judge has ordered Twitter to hand over the private information of a user allegedly involved in the Occupy Wall St protests last year. Reportedly, investigators are attempting to link the individual to the tweets posted about the protest.
Given the attention in Australia at the moment on "outing" Twitter trolls, it'll be a case worth watching.