Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.

Is Ford’s Alan Mulally Now in the Lead to Be New CEO of Microsoft?

Can the car maker fix what ails the tech giant?

Stephen Elop Is Now the Microsoft CEO Candidate to Beat

Well, it only cost $7.17 billion, but Microsoft now has a pretty obvious candidate to lead the company as soon as CEO Steve Ballmer vacates the seat he said he would leave within the year.

Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV, Once Known as WebTV

Goodbye to all that.

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Here’s the Annual D: All Things Digital Tab From the WSJ

As usual, The Wall Street Journal today published its annual pullout tab in the newspaper, which is also online, focused on some of the onstage interviews at last week’s D: All Things Digital conference. Our 11th show featured a panoply of top Internet and media execs, as well as some pretty cool demos. The Journal special section includes edited excerpts from interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, SpaceX and Tesla Motors head Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook and more. You can read it all here (and complete coverage by ATD is here too, including the full videos of the conference).

49ers’ York and Sony’s Hirai: Get Off the Couch and Into Our Connected Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers chief and the Sony CEO talk about their upcoming connected sports stadium.

Google’s Sundar Pichai Is Cool With Samsung’s Android Dominance (Video)

The new chief of Android and Chrome isn’t worried about Samsung’s massive share in the handset market.

Elon Musk Shakes Off the Electric Car Naysayers (Video)

The Tesla CEO insists that yes, electric cars will hit the mass market at affordable prices.

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

The social startup’s CEO takes the D stage to share his company’s grand vision.