John Murrell

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DARPA Gets a New Top Geek

The blue-sky tech thinkers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have a new hand at the helm with the appointment of Arati Prabhakar to replace former director Regina Dugan, now with Google. Prabhakar built an impressive resume in both the public and private tech sectors, then in 2001 joined U.S. Venture Partners, investing in green tech and IT start-ups (the name of the company may be familiar, Wired notes, because of its ill-starred bet on Solyndra).


We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus