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February 4, 2014, 10:10 AM

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Microsoft Corporation:
Microsoft Board Names Satya Nadella as CEO  —  Bill Gates steps up to new role as Technology Advisor; John Thompson assumes role as Chairman of Board of Directors.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer and member …
Microsoft Corporation:
Satya Nadella email to employees on first day as CEO  —  Today is a very humbling day for me.  It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago.  Like you, I had a choice about where to come to work.  I came here because I believed Microsoft was the best company in the world.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella  —  It's official: Microsoft's CEO search is over.  Following recent reports, the software giant is appointing Satya Nadella as its new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer. 46-year-old Nadella will take over immediately, allowing Ballmer to retire early.
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
Nadella's the one: Microsoft names new CEO, Gates stays on board, Thompson is chairman  —  Well, it's finally over.  After five months of cloak and dagger and dueling leaks, Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, its cloud chief, as its third-ever CEO, replacing long-time veteran Steve Ballmer.
Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Apple Building Out Their Own CDN To Deliver Content To Consumers  —  Over the past year, there has been speculation of when or if Apple would build out their own content delivery network for the purpose of delivering content to consumers.  To date, all of the CDN deployments done by Apple …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook celebrates 10-year anniversary with personalized ‘Look Back’ videos just for you  —  As Mark Zuckerberg reflects upon Facebook's first ten years as a company today, he's encouraging the community he built to do the same.  Starting this morning, hundreds of millions of Facebook users …
Erica Klarreich / Wired:
Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable  —  As a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, Amit Sahai was fascinated by the strange notion of a “zero-knowledge” proof, a type of mathematical protocol for convincing someone that something …
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Bonnie Cha / Re/code:
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, Tab Pro Series Coming to U.S. February 13  —  Just in time for Valentine's Day, Samsung announced today that its Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro tablets will be available starting Feb. 13 in the U.S.  —  First introduced at CES, there are four models in the series.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Dogecoin to allow annual inflation of 5 billion coins each year, forever  —  BitBurgers is one of the few businesses that accepts Dogecoin.  —  Cory Doctorow  —  For the last two months, developers and users of Dogecoin, the shiba-themed altcoin (alternative Bitcoin) …
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Grand Theft Auto 5 is the best-selling game of 2013  —  Between a $1 billion debut and rave reviews, it's probably not a huge shock to you that Grand Theft Auto 5 was the best-selling game of 2013.  Regardless, Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive confirmed suspicions today in the company's financial earnings release.
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Microsoft's Kinect Is Now Guarding the Korean Border  —  North Korea and South Korea are separated by the most heavily armed border on Earth.  But rest easy, there's a new guard on the lookout: Kinect.  —  Self-taught South Korean programmer Jae Kwan Ko developed a Kinect-based software system …
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
North Korea goes OSX-like with new operating system  —  The latest version of the software dumps a Windows-like interface for a Mac-style desktop  —  If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, might the folks in Cupertino be pleased when they see the latest version of North Korea's home-grown operating system?
Associated Press:
Google barge must move from island construction site in San Francisco Bay, state orders  —  A state agency says Google must move its mystery barge from a construction site on an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay because the permits are not in order.
Richard Salgado / The Official Google Blog:
With inclusion of FISA requests, Google's transparency report now contains all types of government requests for users' information  —  Shedding some light on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests  —  We believe the public deserves to know the full extent to which governments request user information from Google.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube reveals $1bn music payouts, but some labels still unhappy  —  Google's Video service may be ‘all-in on music’, but rightsholder unrest at its parent company persists  —  'We've paid out to the music industry over the last several years over a billion dollars,' said YouTube's Tom Pickett.
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Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Adobe to Require New Epub DRM in July, Expects to Abandon Existing Users  —  When Adobe announced their new DRM a couple weeks ago some said that we would soon see compatibility issues with older devices and apps as Adobe forced everyone to upgrade.  —  At that time I didn't think Adobe …
Scott Knaster / Google Developers Blog:
Ready to cast: Chromecast now open to developers with the Google Cast SDK  —  Back in July we announced the developer preview of the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK), the underlying Chromecast technology that enables multi-screen experiences across mobile devices (phones, tablet, laptops) and large-screen displays.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
StumbleUpon and Uber Founder Garrett Camp Is Raising $75 Million For Company-Building Venture Expa  —  Garrett Camp, co-founder of both StumbleUpon and Uber, is looking for help in funding his new company-building venture Expa.  According to an SEC filing, Camp is looking to raise up to $75 million …

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Microsoft:
Eye Gaze hackathon team helps Steve Gleason operate his wheelchair — using his eyes  —  The team devises a way to use a Kinect sensor, Microsoft robotics research and eye-tracking technology on Surface Pro 3 to navigate the wheelchair.
HP:
To Handle the Big Data Deluge, HP Plots a Giant Leap Forward  —  In 1965, Gordon E. Moore published the now-famous prediction that computer processors would double in power every two years.
VMware:
Your Grandfather's Backup Tools Weren't Built for Today's Virtual Environments.  —  When the health of your business rides on the availability of your virtual machines and the applications they run …
Zoho:
Win More Deals with Document Analytics In Zoho CRM  —  This is a guest blog post by Adam Metz, the author of Amazon #1 internet-marketing best-seller ‘The Social Customer’, and the VP of Business Development at PandaDoc.
Syncano:
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