John Paczkowski

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Guess Recommending a Company-Wide Upgrade to Mac OS X Wasn't Such a Good Idea

sscott.jpgAccording to his executive biography, Microsoft’s Chief Information Officer Stuart Scott is responsible for ensuring that Microsoft is the “first and best customer” of its own products. Or rather he was responsible–until Monday, when his bio was abruptly updated with this little note:

Stuart Scott’s employment at Microsoft ended in early November

Why was Scott dismissed? Microsoft didn’t really say (though there are theories). “We can confirm that Stuart Scott’s employment with Microsoft has been terminated after an investigation for violation of company policies,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “In the interim, Microsoft General Manager Shahla Aly and Corporate Vice President Alain Crozier will assume his responsibilities until a replacement is identified.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work