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Miguel Helft / Fortune:
Inside ATAP, Google's mobile development group led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan   —  Google goes DARPA  —  Regina Dugan loves to tell the story of how she got her current job.  It was a little over two years ago, and Dugan, a mechanical engineer by training and an expert in counterterrorism …
Aug 17, 2014, 8:20 AMIn context
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
The Hesse era at Sprint was a 7-year struggle with Nextel and bad network decisions   —  History isn't going judge Dan Hesse's tenure kindly, but many of the problems Hesse faced weren't of his own making.  And instead of fixing Sprint's cultural flaws when he took over, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son only reinforced them.
Aug 6, 2014, 6:30 PMIn context
John Kell / Fortune:
Target will book $148M in data-breach expenses in Q2, lowers profit forecast   —  Target to book $148 million in data-breach expenses  —  Target disclosed Tuesday it will book $148 million in expenses in its second quarter results due to a massive data breach, and also warned that its profit …
Aug 5, 2014, 3:55 PMIn context
Author Earnings:
Study: 31% of ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published; DRM harms sales at all price levels   —  July 2014 Author Earnings Report  —  It has been nearly half a year since we first pulled data for nearly every ranked ebook on Amazon.com's thousands of category bestseller lists.
Jul 20, 2014, 8:35 PMIn context
Om Malik:
Elop is the latest in a string of high-profile executives moving up the ranks despite being a dud   —  It is time to stop rewarding failure  —  Silicon Valley (the notion) has become very much like rest of corporate America — it has embraced the philosophy of failing upwards.
Jul 17, 2014, 9:05 PMIn context
HP:
HP announces board changes: CEO Meg Whitman is Chairman, Pat Russo now lead independent director   —  HP Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors  —  Meg Whitman appointed chairman of the board; Pat Russo appointed lead independent director; Klaus Kleinfeld, chief executive officer and chairman of Alcoa, joins board
Jul 17, 2014, 4:30 PMIn context
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Kara Swisher Is Silicon Valley's Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist.  How Does That Work?   —  The combination of access and toughness has made her a preeminent arbiter of status.  —  The technology journalist Kara Swisher likes to call herself Sherlock Homo, but on a spring evening in Austin …
Jul 16, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Nancy Gohring / CITEworld:
The three most important things in Satya Nadella's mega-memo   —  One thing we know about Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella — he's a fan of long memos.  —  Today's memo to employees, posted online, rambles through a tweak to Microsoft's mission, emphasizes a commitment to Xbox …
Jul 10, 2014, 2:45 PMIn context
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Google Glass creator: Glass not only answer to life after smartphones   —  Babak Parviz, a Google X director who led development of the product, talks about the beginnings of Glass, and where he hopes it will go.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It seems like everyone's got an opinion on Google Glass …
Jul 9, 2014, 3:50 PMIn context
First Look Media:
NSA and FBI covertly monitored emails of several Muslim-Americans, including a political candidate and civil rights activists   —  Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On  —  The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans …
Jul 9, 2014, 12:22 AMIn context

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