Arik Hesseldahl

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Former Taleo Head Mike Gregoire Named CEO of CA Technologies

CA Technologies just named Mike Gregoire as its new CEO. Gregoire is the former CEO of Taleo, a cloud-based human resources software company; he will take over for William E. McCracken, the 70-year-old executive who has been CEO since early 2010. McCracken will retire at the end of next March and will leave CA’s board in January. Gregoire had run Taleo until Oracle acquired it for $1.9 billion in February.


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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