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15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

Silicon Valley
Google Glass

Time Warner Cable reportedly paying producers to keep TV off the web (update)

While there's a growing population of cord-cutters — those who get their TV from the internet rather than traditional cable services — there's still a large amount of content (like sports and HBO) that just isn't available online in a timely fashion. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, that's partly because …

Wall Street loves Snapchat! No, seriously!

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Well, if you were wondering why an unnamed hedge fund would be ready to pony up big dollars for a chance to invest in …

Social password manager PasswordBox offers 1M free-for-life memberships

With 425,000 beta users on board, social password manager PasswordBox is going live. And it’s offering free-for-life memberships to the first million users who sign up.<p>PasswordBox remembers and automatically enters all your passwords across all your platforms. It signs you into websites, logs you …

Thank You, Google Overlords

Running a website not optimized for smartphones? Guess what, you’ve been put on notice. Google is using its influence and the power of its algorithm to finally force web publishers to fix their mobile website configuration issues, or risk getting downranked in Google Search. Directing smartphone …

Microsoft patches critical vulnerability in Office 2011 for Mac

The latest update closes a hole that could allow arbitrary execution of code on an affected system.<p>Microsoft has issued an update to Office 2011 for OS X, which closes a critical vulnerability that may allow remote code execution from an attacker.<p>With this vulnerability a maliciously crafted Word …

Information Security

How Google’s Acquisition Of DNNresearch Allowed It To Build Its Impressive Google+ Photo Search In 6 Months

During its I/O developer conference, Google quietly introduced a massively improved version of its photo search feature in Google+, which now uses advanced computer vision to let you search your personal photos. The company didn’t make a big deal about this tool, but it works extremely well. Today, …

AT&T grabs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet with LTE

The connected Android tablet will join the carrier's lineup in the coming weeks.<p>AT&T announced on Wednesday that the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will join the carrier's roster in "the coming weeks" as an AT&T exclusive.<p>First unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the Note 8.0 runs Android 4.1 …

Galaxy Note

Google Launches Cube Slam, An Open Source Pong Clone, To Show Off The Power Of WebRTC And WebGL

Google today launched Cube Slam, an open source pong clone that you can play against the computer or a friend in the browser. That by itself wouldn’t be all that exciting, but Google created this game to show off the power of WebRTC, Web Audio and WebGL.<p>For most people (or at least for developers), …

Google Likely To Shatter The Price Of Glass Ahead Of Widespread Release

The tinkerers over at <i>Catwig</i> have performed what is believed to the first complete third-party teardown of Google Glass. While much of the reveal is just “gadget porn” for those into seeing the internals of new devices, perhaps what’s most fascinating is how unremarkable the insides really are in …

'Kill switch' pushed as solution to smartphone thefts

The theft of mobile devices – smart phones and tablets – is now the “fastest-growing street crime” in America and the incidents are turning more violent, according to the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.<p>People across the country have been stabbed and mugged at gunpoint for their …

Identity Theft

Patch Has Cost AOL At Least $200 Million So Far, And Its Traffic Is Small And Flat

Called "Patch" it would fill one of the last "white spaces" on the Internet.<p>The next year, Patch's price tag was $50 million plus.<p>Along with Huffington Post, it was Armstrong's big bet for turning around the company.<p>In the years since, AOL - or at least AOL stock - has done great.<p>But Patch is not. …

AOL

Myspace Relaunches With $20 Million Ad Campaign

Wednesday marks the official relaunch of Myspace, and the once-dominant social media property has invested in a $20 million ad campaign to …

MySpace

VentureHealth’s crowdfunding portal gets blood flowing into ailing life sciences sector

As life science funding slows to a meager trickle, VentureHealth is trying to speed it back up.<p>VentureHealth has launched its online equity crowdfunding platform for life sciences companies. It provides accredited investors with opportunities to invest in innovative medical technology that …

Google App Engine Gets New Release, No Signs Of Slowing Cloud Push

Google just launched Google App Engine 1.8.1 with a host of new features, most notable among them a long-awaited search API and push-to-deploy feature similar to pushing code to a Git repository.<p>The new features follow a busy Google I/O that witnessed the company showing its strongest push ever …

Study of 61K Amazon Web Services instances finds 23K should improve their security

In the initial rush to the cloud, some companies may have lost site of the fact that security, efficiency, and continuous monitoring are just as important in the cloud as in the datacenter. It looks like they’re picking up that theme now, but perhaps not as swiftly as their customers might like.<p>A …

Former Palm CEO to Apple on iOS 7: Cupertino, you started your photocopiers

Steve Jobs was very upfront about the fact that good artists copy, and great artists steal. According to former Palm CEO — and former Apple SVP — Jon Rubinstein, the company Steve started is still a great artist.<p>As is Google, and as is Microsoft.<p>Speaking to Fierce Wireless about HP’s long-ago …

MySpace Punishes Its Few Remaining Friends By Vanishing Their Blogs

Obviously MySpace has very few friends left to alienate — Tom has long since moved on — but that hasn’t stopped it annoying the hell out of its few remaining fans by forcing through an update to its shiny new music discovery platform that’s swallowed their old blog content, with no guarantee it’s …

Taiwan: Come for the tourism, stay for the free Wi-Fi

Taiwan uses free widespread Wi-Fi at 4,400 hot spots to lure tourists. Visitors just need to open an account on the iTaiwan Wi-Fi network.<p>Taiwan is making it easy for foreign tourists to stay connected.<p>The government recently announced that international travelers to the country will be able to …

Tourism

Google Fiber, baseball, a sick kid’s dream, and the first telerobotic pitch in MLB history

Google is helping a Little Leaguer throw out the first pitch in a Major League Baseball game today, even though he has a life-threatening blood disease, by using a telerobotic pitching machine — and Google Fiber.<p>Nick LeGrande is a 13-year-old baseball fanatic who was told by doctors in January that …

Apple snuck a Google Now-ish feature into iOS 7 called “Today”

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Apple(s AAPL) did a lot of borrowing for the latest release of its mobile operating system, and MacRumors found something in …

And The Tech Company Making The Most Money On The Cloud Is ... Cisco!

Well, here's a startling stat that helps prove his point: Cisco beat out HP and IBM to become the biggest supplier of IT products in the cloud computing market last quarter, says market researcher, Synergy Research Group.<p>Synergy pegged Cisco at a 15% share of the $9 billion sold in Q1.<p>This compared …

Cisco Systems

Microsoft Updates Office for Mac 2011 With Critical Security Fixes

Microsoft has released a new critical update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, containing a number of critical security vulnerabilities that could …

Comcast turning consumer Wi-Fi routers into semi-public Xfinity hotspots

Comcast has announced that it will begin turning the in-home Wi-Fi routers it offers to consumers into quasi-public hotspots. Customers who have the "Xfinity Wireless Gateway" will soon begin transmitting a new Wi-Fi signal called, simply enough, "xfinitywifi." It will be completely separate from …

One-of-a-kind 3D-printed prosthetics bring beauty to amputees

A San Francisco company is creating stylish, 3D-printed covers to jazz up prosthetic limbs.<p><i>(Credit: Bespoke Innovations)</i><p><b>A San Francisco company is</b> …

Google’s Glass Explorers Are Getting A Mystery Package From Google X This Week

It looks like Google is shipping something to its Glass Explorer community this week. Sadly, it’s not clear what exactly it is the roughly 2,000 first Glass users are getting.<p>As Jesse Stay, the author of Google+ For Dummies and Google+ Marketing For Dummies, notes on his blog, a number of Glass …

EU wants clarity from US on PRISM spying program

Over the past week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has insisted that the government's PRISM data collection program is only being used to target the communications of non-US citizens outside the country. That’s not very comforting for non-US citizens outside the country. So it …

The NSA Director Behind the Data Tracking Headlines

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>NSA director General Keith Alexander spent some time explaining the necessity of the NSA's …

ReadWrite Analyzes Technology News on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 10, 2013<p>Shiny gadgets and clever apps are great, but at the end of the day, new technology is only as powerful as the things …