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Articles tagged with: former CEO

Former CEO / CTO Pleads Guilty To Cyber Attack

Now here’s an interesting bit of news, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has just announced that a man by the name of Khalid Shaikh (a former CEO of YouSendIt.com) has pleaded guilty to launching a cyber attack against his former employer.

Shaikh has just been released on a $100,000 bail and will be sentenced on September 29th. Now, this is not to say that all CEOs are angels with golden wings, but it goes to show you that hackers come in all shapes and sizes.

Former Google CEO Teams Up W/ Lady Gaga For Social Startup

Right when you thought you saw it all, you read this headline. A new social startup called Backplane has raised over $1 million in venture funding, and is run my former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. Interestingly enough, Lady Gaga invested in the startup and owns 20% of Backplane.

The social startup will launch soon and is designed to build communities around musicians and sports teams. The service also integrates updates from Facebook and Twitter, keeping close tabs on social. With Schmidt recently announcing that he regrets not giving Google more of a social presence, this might be a project that the former CEO hopes will bring him back to the likes of Google, perhaps to obtain his former position?