Vic Gundotra shook the internet with today’s announcement. Meanwhile, the Search Giant, Microsoft, Facebook and other companies join forces to stop the next Heartbleed. We have some brighter news (literally) from Samsung and Swarovski, though.
For those who may not know who Vic Gundotra is, he is pretty much the creator of Google+. Gundotra worked at Google for 8 years, leading some of the biggest projects out there. He was the creator of Google+, Google IO, and helped shape the future of Navigation, among other things.
Today, he announced he will be leaving the Search Giant in search of greener pastures. Gundotra didn’t specify his future plans, but he seems to have something in mind. Vic is one of Google’s strongest personalities, so you can be sure we will follow his work and we wish him nothing but the best.
As for Google+, it should get a new Google+ executive. Nothing is confirmed, but rumors say the new Google+ leader is VP of engineering David Besbris.
Opinion: This is all very sudden, but we are sure a person like Vic Gundotra has his reasons. I also believe he was one of their best speakers at Google, which makes me wonder who will take his place on stage.
The Heartbleed bug has become one of the most infamous internet threats. The bug affects encryption, creating an opening in SSL technology. In a few words: it allows thieves to take information from websites and decipher it.
This only affects OpenSSL, but this happens to be the most popular type of SSL technology used. Tech giants don’t want something like this happening again, so they are teaming up to invest more time and resources into software in need of improvement.
Participating companies include Linux, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, Fujitsu, Rackspace and Amazon Web Services. All companies have committed to donate at least $100,000 a year for the following 3 years. This amounts to $3.6 million in funding, with 12 companies on board.
Opinion: Internet security is one of the hottest topics in the digital age. Our information is flying all over the world at all times, so it’s good to see the “big guys” trying to keep your data safe. They are doing their part, so do yours as well! Be conscious of your private information and always try to keep it safe.
We often see the luxurious versions of Samsung’s flagship devices coming to market. This time Samsung and the popular crystal producer Swarovski have teamed up to release what could possibly be the most glittery Samsung Galaxy S5 version in existence.
This Samsung Galaxy S5 iteration will come with Swarovski stones in the back. Those who want to make sure they don’t go unnoticed may want to check out the video below for a better view.
Opinion: I am a much bigger fan of traditional, modest smartphone designs. I tend to choose the black or white versions, and don’t put too much “bling” on my devices. These precious stones may tickle your fancy, though! They will probably be much more expensive, so be prepared to pay a pretty penny for one of these.