MORNING ROUNDUP: 'Mad Men's' Betty, 'Glee's' Finn Are Fastest-Growing Baby Names
Plus: Google is labeled a trespasser after settling a court case, Wikileaks gets dropped from its server, Time Inc. names Martha Nelson as No. 2 editor.
- Celebrity and TV names are climbing fast on BabyCenter.com's Top 100 Baby Names for 2010 list. Mad Men's Betty and Glee's Finn and Rachel didn't crack the Top 100, but they are the fastest rising names in terms of popularity. Sarah Palin's daughters' names, Bristol, Willow and Piper are also growing, but her sons, Track and Trig, are not, the New York Post notes.
- Controversial website Wikileaks has been dropped from its Domain Name Service Provider, leaving it without a home on the web, Valleywag reports. Writes EveryDNS in a statement: "wikileaks.org has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites. Thus, last night, at approximately 10PM EST, December 1, 2010 a 24 hour termination notification email was sent to the email address associated with the wikileaks.org account."
- Aaron and Christine Boring sued Google after one of its Street View cars took pictures of their house in 2008. In a settlement with the Internet giant, Google admitted to trespassing and paid the couple $1. "This is one sweet dollar of vindication," the Borings said. "Google could have just sent us an apology letter in the very beginning, but chose to try to prove they had a legal right to be on our land. We are glad they finally gave up." Google told TechCruch: "We are pleased that this lawsuit has finally ended with plaintiffs' acknowledgment that they are entitled to only $1."
- Martha Nelson has been named editorial director at Time Inc., the No. 2 position at the publishing company, Media Life reports. It's believed she'll eventually replace editor in chief John Huey. Nelson is now the highest-ranking female editor in Time Inc. history.
- Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell may have lost her Senate bid, but she's won a book deal, The Huffington Post reports. Tweeted the conservative pundit, "You heard the spin about the 2010 elections. It's time to set the record straight & move forward - signed a book deal w St. Martins Press!" The tome is due in August 2011.