Last week we saw the shift of power at Yahoo and TechCrunch. Today, Twitter’s chief scientist Abdur Chowdhury left. Investors Bijan Sabet and Fred Wilson will be leaving at the end of the month. The departures come on the heels of the announcement of the largest venture capital investment in history, valued at $800 million.
Other interesting headlines from this week:
Information architecture, asynchronous programming, usability engineering, libraries, distributed and mobile applications, oh my! The breadth of the skill set is wider today, and the level of collaboration is deeper. Did we mention agile…?
In healthcare IT news, Microsoft, AT&T, Premier, and several other industry leaders have banded together to develop the Accountable Care Community of Practice, a consortium dedicated to the support of providers who are developing accountable care strategies.
Companies and brands struggling with the prospect of engaging with customers in real time may find gaming applications will be as important as Facebook in the next few years.
The Dutch government may block US cloud vendors because of issues with the US PATRIOT Act.
Sony has changed the language in its end user agreement.
“While Windows 8 itself won’t be released until sometime in 2012, Microsoft is giving developers plenty of tools and time to get ready.”
Symantec’s 2011 State of Security Survey found that the perceived risk from cyberattacks is higher than off-line crime, natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
What news was on your radar this week? Let us know in the comments section below.