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Steve Ballmer Now Owns More Microsoft Stock Than Bill Gates

Bill Gates sold 4.6 million Microsoft shares recently, an SEC filing released today indicates. That action lowered his holdings to 330,141,164 shares in the company. Former CEO Steve Ballmer owns 333,252,990 shares.<p>The sale therefore dipping Gates’ holdings under those of Ballmer, the second CEO of …

With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

The Hackathon Is On!

The Hackathon is officially underway here in the Manhattan Center in New York City, where hundreds of coders have gathered under one roof to build something awesome and hopefully make a few friends.<p>The Hackathon has always been the way we kick off our Disrupt NY conference each year, and as usual, …

The Censorship Effect

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Lydia Laurenson is a writer, researcher, and communications professional fascinated by social media and community dynamics. Lydia also served in the U.S. Peace Corps, working with the HIV program in Swaziland, Africa.</i><p>The 29-year-old founder of VKontakte, Russia’s largest social …

PayPal Strategy Exec ‘No Longer With The Company’ After Sending Inappropriate Tweets

PayPal’s new director of strategy Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal is interviewing. The company publicly confirmed that the relatively new hire is “no longer with the company” after sending a series of bizarre and insulting tweets last night.<p>Agrawal joined PayPal in March, after working for many years as a …

Architect: Get Ready for IoT

<b>As Published In</b> <b><br>January/February 2014</b><p>COMMUNITY: Architect<p>Get Ready for IoT<p><i>By Bob Rhubart</i><p><b>Challenges and opportunities in the Internet of Things</b><p>The term</i> …