Radio Netherlands Worldwide:
One of the 250.000 confidential diplomatic cables published earlier this week includes the private phone numbers of Queen Beatrix and former prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende.
This specific leak is once again part of the larger leak of WikiLeaks’ unredacted cables that took place a few days ago:
For the second time in a year, WikiLeaks has lost control of its full, unredacted cache of a quarter-million U.S. State Department cables â€” and this time the leaked files are apparently online.
The uncensored cables are contained in a 1.73-GB password-protected file named â€œcables.csv,â€ which is reportedly circulating somewhere on the internet, according to Steffen Kraft, editor of the German paper Der Freitag. Kraft announced last week that his paper had found the file, and easily obtained the password to unlock it.
Amar Toor for Engadget:
According to an SEC filing that Motorola Mobility released yesterday, Google made an initial offer of $30 per share on August 1st, but soon raised that bid to $37 per share on August 9th, after Moto and its advisers asked for $43.50. On that same day, Google again raised its offer to $40 per share, even though Motorola wasn’t accepting bids from other firms, for fear that a public auction would jeopardize its sale. This 33 percent increase ultimately added some $3 billion to the pot, bringing the final price tag to $12.5 billion.
No Pi-bids this time around.
Al Lewis for the Wall Street Journal:
Raise your financial estimates, twice. Then miss them, twice.
It has been a year since H-P fired Mr. Hurd. Jack Kevorkian couldn’t have devised a better plan for euthanizing a company. But like the good doctor used to say: “Dying is not a crime.”
Are these â€“ and many more â€“ examples the new HP Way?