Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MICROSOFT taking own sweet time in CEO pick -- APPLE discloses gov't data requests -- BITCOIN smashes record -- TCP Port 0 mystery -- ADOBE'S password disaster

November 06, 2013

November 6, 2013 06:00 PDT | 09:00 EDT | 13:00 UTC

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>> REDMOND CONCLAVE 2.0: Exclusive: Microsoft narrows CEO shortlist; Mulally, Elop make the cut, by Nadia Damouni: "The world's largest software maker also has at least three internal candidates on its shortlist, including former Skype CEO Tony Bates, who is now responsible for Microsoft's business development, and Satya Nadella, the company's cloud and enterprise chief, the sources said. Despite the narrower list -- the company started with about 40 names -- the process could take a few more months, the sources said." [Interesting that Myerson isn't mentioned.] Reuters

>> 100% PURE, MOSTLY: AOL smacks startup for using CrunchBase content it gave away, by David Kravets: "Can you release content under a free Creative Commons license, then change your mind and take that material back? That's the question posed in a simmering battle between media giant AOL and a three-person startup called Pro Populi, which had the audacity last month to launch apps for Google Glass and the iPhone that use AOL's CrunchBase database -- a huge storehouse of basic information about people and companies in the tech industry. In theory, the apps are perfectly legal: Since its 2007 launch the CrunchBase database has been published continuously under the Creative Commons CC-BY attribution license, which permits any use -- commercial or non-commercial -- provided the owner receives credit. In practice, though, AOL is very angry." Wired
>>>> In legal dispute with People+, CrunchBase admits it may need to learn more about Creative Commons TechCrunch

>> NEOMONEY: Bitcoin surges to all-time high of $270, by Saumya Vaishampayan: "Bitcoin jumped to a record early Wednesday, with prices touching $270 on the exchange Mt. Gox. That tops the previous intraday high of $266 set in April -- followed within a week by a plunge to below $100.... 'I think what's happening is that we're seeing rising global awareness of bitcoin,' Jeremy Allaire, who recently raised $9 million in Series A funding for the bitcoin company Circle, told MarketWatch." MarketWatch

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