With Microsoft acquiring Nokia's device and services division, Stephen Elop is back in the fold, and the former Nokia CEO who had been a candidate to take over for Steve Ballmer (Satya Nadella got the job) is now about to lead Microsoft's Devices and Studios division, which is home to entertainment, games, Xbox, and Surface.
The news comes today from an internal memo by Microsoft executive vice president Julie Larson-Green, obtained by Techcrunch.
Some one-time supporters of a mobile phone unlocking bill in the U.S. Congress have withdrawn their support for the legislation because of a new provision added to it as it heads to the House of Representatives floor for a vote.
From ocean sensors to orbiting satellites, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects about 30 petabytes of environmental data annually. But only about 10% of the data is made public, something the agency now wants to change.
NOAA wants to move its vast amount of untapped data into a public cloud, but without having to pay a whopping cloud services bill.
Having acquired the security firm Sourcefire last October, Cisco is using this week's RSA Conference as the showcase for how Cisco's security products are being integrated as well as detailing how it will cut an open-source path for the next-generation application-layer firewall/IPS.
Richard Clarke, chairman and CEO of Good Harbor and a member of Obama's review group on intelligence and communications technology, kicked off the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Summit 2014 at the RSA Conference by discussing his observations about the NSA surveillance controversy.
Clarke ultimately took a positive stance regarding the NSA, explaining that the organization has been responsible for gathering intelligence on countries that have weapons of mass destruction, as well as for uprooting drug cartels and deterring various types of terrorist threats.