10 tech things we didn't know a week ago

10 tech things we didn't know a week ago

Summary: Behind on the news and hungry for more? Here's what we learned this week — including iOS 7.1, Android malware, Google Glass in hospitals, and Congressional hypocrisy.

TOPICS: Tech Industry

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  • 1. How Box became a $2bn business without its founders' killing each other

    Aaron Levie founded and leads Box, an enterprise storage firm, which remains one of the most hotly-anticipated technology public flotations of the year. Yet unlike many bosses of major Silicon Valley firms, he managed to appease investors, staff, customers, and new clients all without throwing his childhood friends — many of which came to work for him — under the bus. A tale of success from school to the stock market, Box may still be small but remains probably one of the best companies to work for, according to TechRepublic's inside track. 

    Image: TechRepublic/CBS Interactive

  • 2. Android malware almost doubled in the fourth-quarter

    Android malware has rocketed during the fourth-quarter of 2013, according to McAfee — which isn't surprising considering it's the most popular mobile platform in the world by a long shot, taking in about three-quarters of all market share. During 2013, the antivirus firm collected 2.47 million new mobile samples, with 744,000 alone during the three-month period at the end of the year. Unique samples grew by 197 percent from the end of 2012, the company said.

    Image: CNET/CBS Interactive

Topic: Tech Industry

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  • a bit quicker

    i have noticed a difference in the speed of the 4 with the iOS upgrade. “