Companies will go to great lengths to preserve their trade secrets and keep the competition in the dark, even if it means crossing into the grey area of privacy breaches. According to a March 17 legal document spotted by Business Insider Microsoft(s msft) sifted through the contents of an unnamed blogger’s Hotmail account to figure out who was leaking sensitive Windows 8 information from the inside.

The report, which names Lebanon-based Microsoft employee Alex Kibkalo as the alleged leaker, detailed an investigation approved by Microsoft’s Office of Legal Compliance that rooted through the Parisian blogger’s email to trace the source of the leak. The investigation began after someone tipped off Steven Sinofsky, then-President of Microsoft’s Windows division, to some source code sent by the blogger that turned out to be part of the internal Windows 8 SDK. Microsoft then gained access to the blogger’s Hotmail account — which remains…

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When Netflix agreed to pay Comcast as part of a peering agreement in the wake of the legal demise of net neutrality, the landscape of the Internet changed.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today published an extensive blog post explaining his and his company’s views on net neutrality and why it now pays an ISP that it feels should be better regulated. The reason? Because it has to:

Netflix believes strong net neutrality is critical, but in the near term we will in cases pay the toll to the powerful ISPs to protect our consumer experience. When we do so, we don’t pay for priority access against competitors, just for interconnection.

How does Netflix define strong net neutrality? Here’s its definition of “weak” net neutrality, to begin:

The essence of net neutrality is that ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast don’t restrict, influence or otherwise meddle with the choices consumers make…

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cherrylinks J ust a good reading for the perfect weekend kick-start! I’m having a coffee with some toast, cream cheese and strawberries, you? Enjoy!

❤ On changing dreams. Sometimes the hardest part is just to be honest with ourselves. I love this.

❤ Words aren’t content, they’re code. Why nobody wants free goodies.

❤ This is amazingly encouraging! A high-profile fashion designer actually keeping in-house her collection’s production and manufacturing. And yet keep finding articles like this one from YFS and wonder how the all new hand-made entrepreneurial wave will be facing the 9-Head-Monster of this Post-Industrial Digital Revolution we’re living in?

“The theme of Lepore’s latest collection is “handcrafted,” an appropriate homage to the ecosystem of highly skilled professionals responsible for engineering her designs. Though we never see them on the runway or mentioned in the pages of magazines, these pattern-makers, sample sewers, cutters and the like help…

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I am so happy to share with you my #TEDx talk at #TEDxSantoDomingo. It sums up my vision and the hugely gratifying journey of being an #Entrepreneur

Brief: As he started his own venture, Yan Piero became aware of the need for innovation and how this is more likely to happen in startups. This journey helped him build a recipe which he intends to share with others in the process of starting up their dreams. 

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The Desi Connection

For those of you who haven’t read about the opening of the Beyond Bollywood exhibition in Washington D.C., get to it now!

For those of you who have, you’ll be excited to hear more about the brilliant project straight from the woman behind it all: Masum Momaya. If there was ever an exhibition that highlighted the talent of Indians in the global arena, this is it!

Masum talks about the behind the scenes preparations of Beyond Bollywood, the reaction it’s received so far, and even shares some of her favourite bits of the exhibition…


For those who haven’t heard yet – what is Beyond Bollywood all about?
Beyond Bollywood is the first major national exhibition in United States to focus on Indian immigrants and Indian Americans. Despite the fact that Indians have been in the United States since the late 1700s and now number more than 3 million here…

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