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Facebook settlement revealed via poor PDF redaction

Facebook's confidential settlement of a lawsuit brought by social networking site ConnectU -- created by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard classmates, and worked on by a young Zuckerberg himself -- was revealed Wednesday when Associated Press writer Michael Liedtke reported that redacted portions of a PDF transcript of a court hearing, at which details of the settlement were discussed, could be easily revealed.

February 13, 2009 by Andrew Nusca


Sirius could file bankruptcy as early as Tuesday

Financially strapped Sirius XM Radio could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday if it cannot successfully negotiate with the holders of its debt, reports the AP.The satellite radio company said Friday that it has exchanged more than $172 million of debt maturing in December for new debt due in 2011.

February 13, 2009 by Andrew Nusca


Bill Joy's green investing ideas [video]

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, explains how his company came up with 26 "grand challenge areas"--areas where the company, along with Al Gore and his staff, can make the biggest impact on the environment.

February 12, 2009 by


A new CIO’s successful 100-day plan [video]

When you start a new job as CIO, you have to quickly get up to speed on the make-up of your team, the organization’s top priorities, and the current condition of the IT department’s balance sheet. Above all, you have to figure out how to build some early momentum.

February 12, 2009 by


Microsoft to open retail stores. Yeah, good luck with that

Buried in a late-in-the-day press release announcing a new executive, Microsoft revealed plans to open branded retail stores as part of its effort to raise awareness surrounding Windows 7, Windows Mobile and Windows Live.The time frame for opening the stores, as well as locations, will be the first order of business for David Porter, the company's new corporate vice president of Retail Stores, who was a 25-year Wal-Mart executive before his most recent stint with DreamWorks Animation SKG.

February 12, 2009 by Sam Diaz