Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
How Acceptable Was Anonymous Speculation About Snowden's Laptops?
NSA docs boast: Now we can wiretap Skype video calls. Where are the warrants? What about the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
John H. Armwood
NSA docs boast: Now we can wiretap Skype video calls
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Barnes & Noble Chief Executive William Lynch has resigned, following the bookseller's long fight for a Nook tablet that rivals Amazon's Kindle.
It marks the departure of a tech-focused executive who rose to the company's helm from its online business, and puts more authority in the hands of Leonard Riggio, Barnes & Noble's chairman and biggest shareholder.
Through a wave of acquisitions, Riggio built the chain into the country's biggest bookseller, but the company has struggled to find its bearing as Amazon first undermined its traditional book business and then outgunned it on reading devices.
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is expected to unveil a dramatic and long-awaited restructuring at the tech titan as early as Thursday, according to AllThingsD.
Ballmer is likely to realign the company around services (software) and devices, in both the consumer and business sectors. The CEO might have already laid the groundwork for that transition last year when he wrote a note to shareholders declaring that "this is really a new era for our company.