MariaDB Corp. Slaps Open Source Community in the Face

A few years ago, Oracle acquired MySQL, the open source community supporting MySQL proverbially self-evacuated, forked MySQL and start MariaDB. The heroes saved MySQL from the death of then-CEO Larry Ellison. Now MariaDB has gone commercial. On Auguest 15, Michael Widenius announced the next version of the MaxScale would not be open source. Widenius, creator MariaDB Corp. Slaps Open Source Community in the Face

Jeff Williams Named Apple COO

I don’t normally write about internal reorgs, because they’re boring, but look at these two Apple executives. Is there a farm where they’re growing middle aged white guys with neatly trimmed gray hair? Apple has named Jeff Williams (left) chief operating officer. Chief marketing officer Phil Schiller is now in charge of the App Store. Jeff Williams Named Apple COO

Apple’s Secret Lab

Oh no, Apple has 50 engineers working at a lab in Taiwan to develop organic light emitting diode screen technology. But fear not, Forbes and Bloomberg are hip to Apple’s game. For the record, just because Apple doesn’t put out a press release every time it hires a few engineers to do research and development Apple’s Secret Lab

UK Man Arrested in VTech Hack

On November 14, VTech children’s toy electronic toy company was hacked. The thief, or thieves, pilfered nearly 5 million adult and nearly 6.5 million children personal information. The personal data included names, email addresses, passwords, home addresses and download history of adults who purchased VTech products. The first names, genders and birthdays for children in UK Man Arrested in VTech Hack