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February 4, 2014, 2:40 PM

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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.
Microsoft Corporation:
Steve Ballmer email to employees on new CEO  —  Today is an incredibly exciting day as we announce Satya Nadella as the new CEO of Microsoft.  Satya will be a great CEO, and I am pumped for the future of Microsoft.  You can read the full announcement here.  —  Satya is a proven leader.
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Today is Facebook's 10th anniversary.  —  It's been an amazing journey so far, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it.  It's rare to be able to touch so many people's lives, and I try to remind myself to make the most of every day and have the biggest impact I can.
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 …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
FiftyThree Files Trademark For “Paper”  —  Yesterday, as Facebook launched its news reader app Paper, design-focused startup FiftyThree called out Facebook publicly for using their brand name.  Facebook declined to change the name of their brand new reader app.  —  But FiftyThree has taken action to protect its brand name.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Microsoft Injects $15M Into Foursquare, Strikes Licensing Deal For Location Data  —  The big news from Microsoft this week isn't only about its new CEO Satya Nadella.  —  Today, the company announced that it has made a $15 million strategic investment in Foursquare, the New York-based startup focused …
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 …
More: ExtremeTechTweets: @glynmoody and @glynmoody
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?
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
DFJ Raises $325M For Eleventh Early Stage-Fund, Tim Draper And John Fisher Will Not be Investing Partners In Fund  —  DFJ is announcing the raise of DFJ Venture XI, a $325 million early-stage venture fund.  For background, DFJ Fund X was $350 million, closed in 2010.
More: Re/code
Bloomberg:
IBM Uses Dutch Tax Haven to Boost Profits as Sales Slide  —  International Business Machines Corp. has reduced its tax rate to a two-decade low with help from a tax strategy that sends profits through a Dutch subsidiary.  —  The approach, which involves routing almost all sales in Europe …
More: Ars Technica and The RegisterTweets: @fmanjoo
Alex Dobie / Android Central:
Nexus 5 now available in red  —  New color option launches on Google Play  —  After a flurry of recent online leaks the Nexus 5 is now available in “bright red” through the Google Play devices store.  —  The new color has launched on the Google Play Store at the same price point as the black …
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
AllCast works with Chromecast again, streams local media from Android to TV  —  With Google releasing the official Chromecast SDK to developers on Monday, we can expect an influx of Chromecast apps to follow.  And among the first is AllCast, which actually had and later lost Chromecast support …
Washington Post:
Senate cybersecurity report finds agencies often fail to take basic preventive measures  —  The message broadcast in several states last winter was equal parts alarming and absurd: “Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. .

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