EBay Chief Security Officer Howard Schmidt, (a former special adviser to President Bush for cybersecurity), is returning to work with the Homeland Security Department on efforts to protect the nation’s computer networks. I feel safer already.
Google is inviting publishers to include entire books in its index enabling people to peek at the contents before making a decision on whether to buy. Although entire books will be scanned, the new feature will only allow users to read 20 percent online. It’s called a teaser.
Six Apart (the makers of Movable Type and TypePad) announced it has received $10 million in a second round of funding from August Capital. August Capital partners David F. Marquardt, (a member of Microsoft’s board of directors), and David M. Hornik have joined Six Apart’s board. Six Apart Chief Executive Barak Berkowitz said his company has about 50 employees worldwide will soon be moving its headquarters to San Francisco. It’s all uphill after that.
Evan Williams, co-founder of Blogger (now owned by Google) has announced he’s leaving the company by end of the week. So many millionaires and so few beaches. Who’s next?