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Today’s e-Reads: Yahoo Names New CEO, Google Punishes Chrome

January 4, 2012

Yahoo has named Scott Thompson, the president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Google announced that it will demote its own Chrome browser for 60 days in Web-search rankings in the wake of reports that bloggers were paid to promote the browser, according to Bloomberg.

The Wall Street Journal examines the growth in spam on social-networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.

 

Microsoft is suing U.K. retailer Comet for making and selling thousands of CDs of its Windows operating system, ZDNet reports.

AT&T has agreed to pay $215 million to settle a patent suit with TiVo related to its digital video-recording technology, according to IDG News Service.

San Diego-based Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has created an online complaint center where consumers can post items about privacy violations on social networks and websites, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

CNET reports that some attendees at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show may be disappointed to discover that the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, which usually coincides with the annual technology event, has been moved to mid-January. Meanwhile, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has canceled his scheduled keynote appearance at CES, Reuters reports.

Idaho teachers are pushing back against a state plan to increase technology in the classroom, according to The New York Times.

In case you were wondering, the White House says the CIA never teleported President Obama to Mars, Wired reports.

Social networks are the new frontier for spammers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Japan is developing a virus to counter cyberthreats, ZDNet reports.

 

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