Micron Technology announced the appointment of D. Mark Durcan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. The appointments come after the company reported that Steven R. Appleton, longtime Micron Chairman and CEO, passed away in a February 3 airplane accident in Boise.  Durcan will also serve as a Director on Micron’s Board of Directors. “We are...

Wikipedia is a free, collaborative, multilingual Internet encyclopaedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation – wait yes it is non-profit – but half of its users do not know it is. The site consists of 20 million articles (over 3.8 million in English alone) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. According to Mani Pande, Head...

Seems like the search engine giant and software giant ongoing tug-of-war over Google’s privacy policy take another interesting move – and again this time by Microsoft – the company pointed out in its blog post asking the users to try the dynamic duo of IE9 and Bing – interestingly the software giant already provided the options to the users with two more last week – so what makes Microsoft again to list and specify both the things again. Google is in the process of changing its 60 products privacy policies into one – yes a...

According to Venturebeat, the search engine giant, Google has hired the iPhone maker senior director – Simon Prakash for the project which is currently termed as “top secret project”. Prakash worked at Apple for eight plus years – as per his LinkedIn page, his most recent post was senior director of product integrity at Apple. Prakash which started with Apple...

Researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business fitted 205 participants between the ages of 18 and 85 with BlackBerry devices in and around the German city of Würtzburg, haeded by Wilhelm Hofmann. Seven times a day over 14 hours for seven consecutive days, the participants were asked to message whether they were experiencing a desire at that moment or had experienced one within the last 30 minutes, what type it was, the strength (up to irresistible), whether it conflicted with other desires and whether they resisted...

Brandon Watson, known to many Windows Phone developers as WP Developer Experience head is reportedly leaving Microsoft for Amazon – he is the latest executive to leave the Microsoft’s phone unit. ZDNet states, “It’s not just any job at Amazon, either. Watson is going to be the Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team. There he will be working on the product...

The day the “Internet” collectively stood still – the words really meant a lot if you know why and when such thing happened in the past – I am talking about the January 18 protest – the protest against SOPA and PIPA – the day when hundreds of thousands of websites over on the internet blackout for a day – the list includes the biggies too – name as...

According to an updated filling with the SEC, Yelp plans to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in its upcoming IPO. Yelp which previously filed for an IPO in November 2011 – an IPO projected to be as large as $100 million. Along with this, the company also posted full-year 2011 financials, showing total revenue of $83.3 million, up 74.6% from...

Gigaom uncovered Google’s application to FCC to test a new device in December last year – what we learnt from the application is that the search engine giant, Google has asked the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for permission to use an undisclosed new “entertainment device” – this is what application states, in four major cities over the period...

Hacker group Anonymous turns a regular last working day busy for the hacking collective – the group reported that it has broken into the website of a law firm that represented a US Marine accused of killing civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Anonymous tweeted that it had garb email from firm “Puckett & Faraj PLLC” and accessed more than 3GB of data related to the...