Morning Newspod, December 26, 2011
Intelligence Company’s Website Hacked
Austin-based security company Stratfor says its website has been hacked. The site was down Monday morning. In an email, Stratfor says it believes the names of some of its corporate clients have been placed onto other websites. Stratfor’s clients include Apple and the U.S. Air Force.
Boat Fires on Lady Bird Lake
Austin firefighters spent a good part of Christmas Day afternoon extinguishing a fire on a party boat and two other boats on Lady Bird Lake. AFD estimates damage at about $1 million. Investigators are still looking for a cause.
Designer of Marfa Sculpture Dies
Artist John Chamberlain died last week in New York. One of the giants in Abstract Expressionism, he was best known for his large metal sculptures made of crushed cars. But John Chamberlain was proudest of his installation at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Tom Michael of Marfa Public Radio reports.
30 Years of Change Recorded by Austin Business Journal
It’s been 30 years since the Austin Business Journal began publication. In that time, Austin’s population has more than doubled, several international companies have established production operations in Central Texas and the city’s “Live Music Capital of the World” monicker has taken root and given Austin worldwide notoriety. Managing Editor Tony Quesada sat down to discuss how those factors have reshaped Austin.