Stories for Mar. 20, 2014

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Symantec has terminated CEO Steve Bennett and named Michael Brown, a board member, as interim president and CEO, the company said Thursday afternoon. A special committee will start a search for a permanent replacement now. Chairman Dan Schulman said “this considered decision was the result of an ongoing deliberative process, and not precipitated by any event or impropriety.” Bennett’s immediate predecessor at the security vendor, Enrique Salem was dismissed in 2012 after poor earnings results.

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Feeling nostalgic? In honor of Twitter’s eighth birthday, the microblogging platform released a tool on Thursday that helps users relive their very first action on the site. The tool, called #FirstTweet, allows users to plug in any username and jump back automatically to the first tweet that person sent — perhaps even to a time before hashtags:

In Brief

Saffron Technology, a provider of an analytics software that it calls a “natural intelligence platform,” has raised a $7 million series B round of venture capital. The company is focused around providing an advanced class of business intelligence by building a technology that can ingest data from myriad enterprise data sources and add intelligence and memory on top of them. Saffron claims analysts querying the system will get fast results because of the how it remembers attributes of entities in the system, and they’ll be intelligent because of its ability to make connections and learn.

Network Cable

This webinar will outline the business case for 10GBASE-T and its advantages. It will also note where other interfaces are a better choice for certain applications. With every transition, optical is always the first version of the next generation speed, so we’ll look at it and other interfaces such as SR, LR and SFP+ Direct Attach, as there will be cases where these are a better option. Read more »

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