Starts Demand Progress

Swartz founds Demand Progress, a Progressive Political Action Committee and grassroots activism organization. The group runs online campaigns and lobbies in Washington, D.C. and in various states for progressive causes, such as stopping Internet censorship and issues of privacy.

Runs from Bootcamp

At bootcamp Malik is nowhere to be seen. Simon Cowell finds him backstage where he says he’s not comfortable dancing as he has never done it before and thinks others are better than him. Cowell convinces him to try again.

Manchester X Factor auditions

Harry Styles auditions for the British version of The X-Factor, singing “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder. He says he is working as a baker and is the lead singer in a band called White Eskimo. Styles receives yes votes from Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell and one no from Louis Walsh. Zayn Malik sings […]

Auditions for X Factor

Styles auditions for the British version of The X-Factor, singing “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder. He says he is working as a baker and is the lead singer in a band called White Eskimo. Styles receives yes votes from Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell and one no from Louis Walsh. Styles progresses through multiple […]

Huffman brings Ohanian to Hipmunk

Huffman brings other co-founder, Alexis Ohanian over to Hipmunk. His title will be “principal, marketing…or something funnier if I can come up with it.”

‘Chinese a sub-species’

In an interview in Guardian Weekend magazine, Morrissey, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate described the treatment of animals in China:: Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies. A spokesman for Love Music Hate Racism, […]

Joins Y Combinator

Becomes Y Combinator’s Ambassador to the East where he will meet with East coast applicants and represent the Company.

Lloyd does not pay for Metropolis

Lloyd reneges on the final payment for Metropolis. The Devlins find out that Lloyd and his wife Kumiko have cheated them out of collateral property by secretly remortgaging the property to Shinsei Bank, just two weeks after he buys the magazine from them. Lloyd refuses to make any settlement and, over the next three years, engages in multiple frauds to […]

Downloads JSTOR database

Swartz allegedly uses several methods to grab articles from the JSTOR database, including breaking into a computer-wiring closet on the M.I.T. campus and setting up a laptop with a false identity on the school network for free JSTOR access under the name Gary Host — or when shortened for the e-mail address, “ghost.” When retrieving […]