Here’s our review of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:Amazon continues tight-lipped policy with WikiLeaks takedown — WikiLeaks, the nonprofit site that publishes leaked government documents, was booted off Amazon.com’s cloud computing services on Wednesday, and initially, Amazon refused to explain why. Later, it claimed the move was not a response to political pressure.
Will OnLive squash game retailers with $9.99-a-month online games? — Online gaming service firm OnLive announced this week that it will offer an all-you-can eat $9.99-a-month subscription plan for gamers to access a library of video games.
Google acquires Groupon for $2.5B? — Rumors of a Google/Groupon deal have been swirling for weeks, and that continued Monday with a report that Google bought the daily deal company for $2.5 billion. A later report said Groupon spurned Google’s offer.
Google’s Chrome OS netbook coming Dec. 7th — It’s been a long stretch, but Google is nearing the finish line with its Chrome OS netbook operating system.
The TSA has become God’s gift to YouTube — The Transportation Security Administration has provider plenty of fodder from the video site ever since it introduced new body scanners and, for those who opt out, full-body pat-downs in an attempt to prevent future Underwear Bombers.
And here are five more stories we think are important, thought-provoking, fun, or all of the above:
Facebook’s big move to Madison Avenue — The world’s largest social network could soon be opening up shop on Madison Avenue, the iconic address long linked to New York City’s advertising industry.
Enterprise social network Yammer raises a whopping $25M to triple its team — Yammer, which develops and distributes an enterprise-focused social network similar to Facebook, announced Tuesday it has raised an additional $25 million in funding to help expand globally and triple its engineering team.
Arianna Huffington criticizes the media world’s swinging dicks — Arianna Huffington, who created the massively popular news site Huffington Post, closed out the first day of Business Insider’s Ignition conference by complaining, “You guys are all about who has the biggest swinging dick.”
Will Translattice transform enterprise computing with truly distributed applications? — Translattice is one of those rare companies that could turn the computing world upside down.
Group-buying startup LivingSocial starts living large with $175M from Amazon — Google’s not the only one trying to get into the increasingly lucrative online group buying business.