What's the Price for Secret Access to US Gov't Supercomputers? $50,000 | Exit Interview: Nitin Bhatia On Sharepoint, Yammer, Leaving Microsoft And Joining NextDocs | Draw Something with Ryan Seacrest, coming soon to CBS | 30 minutes or more: Why web content keeps getting longer | Fast Networks Key to New Apps, Says White House

What's the Price for Secret Access to US Gov't Supercomputers? $50,000

Posted by PCWorld
A grand jury indictment unsealed on Thursday against a 23-year-old American man highlights the extent to which U.S. government computer networks are under siege.
Andrew James Miller, of Devon, Pennsylvania, was arrested on Thursday morning on charges that he tried to sell secret access to two U.S. government supercomputers for US$50,000 to an undercover FBI agent.
The supercomputers belong to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which provides high-performance computing for research projects approved by the Department of Energy.
Its computers are some of the most powerful in the world, such as the "Hopper," a Cray XE6 that ranked #5 in a list of the top 500 super[...]
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Exit Interview: Nitin Bhatia On Sharepoint, Yammer, Leaving Microsoft And Joining NextDocs

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Nitin Bhatia is an ex-Microsoft executive who just announced he’ll be working at NextDocs, a Sharepoint-based compliance software company. Bhatia, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology at Delhi, spent 19 years at Microsoft, five of which were dedicated to managing Office 365, Microsoft’s online office suite. We sat down with Nitin today to talk about his years at Microsoft, his thoughts on the Yammer acquisition, and his new position at NextDocs where he is the Vice President of Global Products. Bhatia expects that Yammer will stand alone within Microsoft for a while before being rolled into Sharepoint, Microsoft’s enterprise collaboration product. He also believ[...]
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Draw Something with Ryan Seacrest, coming soon to CBS

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What do you do if you bought a $200 million baby that everyone thinks is ugly? Well, if you’re social games pioneer Zynga, you bring it to network TV.
Draw Something, the game that saved small studio OMGPOP and prompted a huge buyout from Zynga, is coming to CBS. Draw Something is the game in which you draw something and a friend guesses what it is. According to Variety, celebrities and everyday users will test their skills on live TV while audiences at home can join in to win prizes — including a chance to compete with the celebrities.�A group including�Sony and Ryan Seacrest is producing the show, but no date has yet been set for the first airing.
Of course, Zynga has been wide[...]
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30 minutes or more: Why web content keeps getting longer

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When I first started covering online video, the site I wrote for had only one hard-and-fast rule: If a video was more than five minutes long, it had no place being on the Internet. But that was over five years ago, a time before YouTube’s unlimited upload policy, before cord cutting, before Hulu. It’s a rule that’s pretty much dead here in 2012 — a sign of how the web video space is continuing to mature.
Long-form content, of course, has been a fixture in the online video world for some time now — Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, just as one example, launched back in 2009. But what we’re seeing now is the spread of longer runtimes into least-suspected place[...]
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Fast Networks Key to New Apps, Says White House

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WASHINGTON -Fast food franchises have a larger presence in many communities than next generation, high-speed gigabit networks, a fact the White House says it's attempting to address.
Officials believe that connecting the nation's disparate and sparse high speed gigabit deployments with government help could trigger the development of new types of applications. The new applications could prove a boon to the manufacturing and medical delivery industries and even to SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)-like efforts that rely on networked computer resources.
Thursday, White House science and technology officials outlined plans to accelerate high-speed network deployments by allowing n[...]
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