L33tdawg: On a related note, there's still time to apply for the Google Women in Tech Travel and Conference Grant for #HITB2014AMS
Google is committing $1 million to 40 groups that work with technology and other startups to encourage them to find ways to bring more women into businesses that are beginning from the ground up.
GitHub is reaching out to developers with the formation of a program encouraging them to link to the popular code-sharing site.
The GitHub Developer Program offers resources to work with the GitHub API, which includes features like project management, authentication, and the triggering of code-testing when committing code to GitHub. "Really, almost anything you can do on GitHub, we open up an API for it," said Ryan Day, head of business development at the company.
Texas Instruments is tapping into the growing trend among enthusiasts who want to make their own wearable devices and small electronics, announcing the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad mini-computer.
The $19.99 mini-computer has a microcontroller to which sensors, displays, connectivity and memory components can be independently attached via expansion cards. The expansion cards, called "Booster Packs" by TI, can help in prototyping devices and testing applications.
Newsweek made a splash today with its cover story claiming it had found Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of Bitcoin. Even Nakamoto's family, some of whom were interviewed by Newsweek, didn't know about his invention.
"I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it," Nakamoto told the Newsweek writer, confronted outside his home in Temple City, California.
Target CIO Beth Jacob has apparently fallen on her sword in the wake of the massive security breach in mid-December that compromised 40 million debit and credit cards and swept national headlines. Her resignation was rendered this week effective immediately.
"If you look at the history of other large data breaches, turnover at the top of the IT shop is not unusual," says retail IT consultant Cathy Hotka.