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What If Mark Zuckerberg Stepped Down as CEO From Facebook?

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

What will happen if Mark Zuckerberg steps down as the CEO of Facebook? Will the company collapse or it can improve under the leadership of a capable and an ‘experienced’ CEO? Well I think there are more positive aspects of his stepping down as CEO. There are historical incidents related to this, which are in support of my ideology.  Stepping down as CEO by the founders has mostly helped the companies. Examples are the well known Apple, Google and Microsoft.

Alarmingly and disastrous slide in the stock prices have resulted into the half the price of IPO when it all started. Facebook’s major investor Peter Theil sold off nearly all the stock worth $400 million. Is this the end of cool guys’ making headlines? Will he ever make cover page news again? Well, yes of course! But only if he steps aside as CEO for now and give the control of the company in a safer and an experienced hands.

At some point of time one should concede that he is not capable of doing things as things have become large and vast. Zuckerberg is only 28 and has no prior experience. Handing over the CEO post to a more authentic and able person wont be about ignoring the responsibility but will be a future securing step. Tech giants as I mentioned earlier, like Apple, Google, and Microsoft have gone this way, ceded control and it turned positive.

The Apple Incident

Isn’t it surprising that how can a man get fired from the company he founded himself? Well it was not over. He returns to the company he founded after a gap of 12 long years. And that return was so triumphant that still that return is considered to be the key incident in making company ‘the most valued company’ of all time. What happened here? When Jobs was not experienced enough to handle the fastest growing company he had to quit. Later when he returns triumphantly it brought all the laurels and all the optimism to the company. Being dethroned from the same company Steve Jobs founded was no shame. He started from the beginning. He founded NeXT which turned to be the next turning point for the Mac OS and other software of Apple Inc.

The Google Incident

Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google. When the business turned huge he headhunted the perfect CEO in his 20’s while enjoying the executive power himself. Eric Schmidt served as a CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011 and Page-Brin continued to learn from him, and actually retained the control of the company with themselves. In 2011 Page was ready to take the helm as CEO. Not to forget that in regime of Schmidt Google saw its transformation form a mere search engine to a powerful global tech house.

The Microsoft Incident

Bill gates was also among the few who step aside from the CEO voluntarily. Gates became the Chief software architect while his old friend Steve Ballmer was made CEO. And now the record of Ballmer is also astonishing as I believe all is depended on the release of much anticipated Windows 8.

 

So, these are the examples of some CEOs exit which at some stage turned to be positive for the company. But lastly it is not my company and it will not work according to my notions. I believe there are more intelligent people sitting out there at Facebook headquarter. My best wishes to the Facebook’s billionaire for his cool company. I often remember the dialogue from the movie ‘The Social Network’ goes “Money, or the ability to make money, doesn’t impress anyone around here.”So true. 

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Apple’s $1,049,343,540 victory over samsung

Apple Samsung Ruling

Last year, Apple claimed in a lawsuit that Samsung violated some of the designs and technology that made up the iPhone and iPad. These include features like rounded corners of the user interface, much talked about pinch zoom, and a rubber band feature. On the contrary Samsung denied this and countersued and accused Apple of infringing on some of its patents.

However the jury has found five of the six patent filed by Apple which have been violated by the Samsung.

Now that Apple has won its patent claims against Samsung, the company has to pay Apple $1.05 Billion as a monetary damage.

There were more than 700 questions regarded alleged infringement by both the companies.

How Google is also blown by this verdict

The verdict comes as a major blow to the entire Android community. Samsung is one of the strongest Android player and Google has been quietly providing its own quiet support to Samsung. The most important part of this verdict is that now Apple has a special morale to sue all other Android devices maker which will affect Google directly.

Android is not free anymore

Many of the Android users are already paying a license fee to Microsoft, now will also have to pay an additional fee to Apple. Hence Google’s free Android operating system will not be free anymore.

Company’s statement after the ruling

Apple said

                 “The lawsuit between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values.”

While the Samsung statement came as

        “Todays verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple but as a loss for the American consumers. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices”

Well, I personally believe its not all over yet. But at present Tim Cook must be rejoicing with the ruling in favor of his company.

Google triples cash reward to $20,000 for hackers….

 Google has raised to $20,000 its bounty on software bugs that hackers could exploit for cyber attacks on the Internet giant’s online services.

The maximum reward for exposing a vulnerability that would let an intruder’s code get up to mischief in a Google datacenter was ramped up from the $3,133.70 payout set when the bounty program launched in November of 2010.

“When we get more bug reports, we get more bug fixes,” Google security team manager Adam Mein said. “That is good for our users; that is good for us.”

Google has paid out approximately $460,000 since it established the Vulnerability Reward Program.

Of the 11,000 software flaws reported to Google, more than 780 qualified for rewards ranging from $300 to the maximum, a figure selected because the digits translate into a technical term in a hacker programming language.

The bounty was raised to inspire software savants to hunt for difficult-to-find, and potentially perilous, bugs hidden deep in programs, according to Mein.

“We want them to know the reward is there for them if they find the most severe bugs,” Mein said. Bugs found in more sensitive services such as Google smartphone “Wallet” software tends to merit more generous rewards.

People vying for bounties have tended to be computer security professionals; engineering students honing their skills, and website operators, according to Google.

Google Drive launching soon….

Google Inc is preparing to roll out a service to let consumers store photos and other content online, a source familiar with the matter said, pushing into a market now dominated by the likes of Dropbox and Box.

The service, to be called Google Drive, could be announced as soon as Tuesday and would be offered with both free and premium for-pay versions, the source said.

Google’s “cloud storage” offering will incorporate search capabilities and allow users to store pictures, notes and other documents on the Internet and access them from any Web-connected device.

Consumers will get 5 Gigabytes of storage for free with Google Drive, while various versions with incrementally more storage capacity, topping out at about 100 Gibabytes, will be available for monthly fees, the source said.

It was not immediately clear how much Google will charge for the premium versions.

A Google spokeswoman said the company does not comment on rumor or speculation.

The move turns up the competitive heat with high-profile Web startups such as Dropbox, Box and Evernote, as well as with Microsoft Corp and its SkyDrive service.

Some of those services, such as Box, have offered an increasing array of business-oriented features such as online collaboration capabilities.

Google is increasingly developing services to let consumers store their personal information, from digital music to photos, on remote internet servers and access the data any time with any device, such as smartphonestablets and desktop computers.

The world’s No.1 web search engine with roughly $38 billion in 2011 revenue, Google generates 96 per cent of its revenue from advertising, such as the small ads that appear alongside its search results.

Google Drive will work with sophisticated image search technology to let consumers sift through a wide variety of document types, which could include the likes of Adobe PDF files andphotographs, the source said.

Some details of Google Drive have appeared in various online blogs in recent months, including The Next Web, which first reported that the service could be rolled out this week.

Chrome 19 Beta – A Revolutionary Stuff

Google has released the latest version of their desktop browser “Chrome 19 beta”  for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest version of the browser has been added extra support for Chrome Beta on Android 4.0 devices.

When browsing from your computer, a new “Other Devices” option has been added to the bottom of a new tab window, allowing you to pull up your Android Chrome tabs and access them at your leisure on your desktop. And it doesn’t just pull up the tab, but that tab’s history as well. That way you can navigate forward and backward in that tab’s history on your desktop. now this is something which can be credited as a revolutionary stuff.

The developer’s build of Chrome 20 was also released which now features the Chrome to Mobile option for sending desktop pages directly to your Android 4.0 device. You guys can grab the new Chrome Beta here.

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