Also: Woz says the Ashton Kutcher-Steve Jobs movie has it all wrong; Yahoo’s CEO sees a future in the personalized mobile web.
Square executive resigns amid sexual-harassment claims [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
A New York attorney, Steven Berger, who represents a Square employee, reached out to the San Francisco-based company two weeks ago, alleging that Mr. Rabois had sexually harassed the employee and that Square failed to take appropriate action, said the company.
Facebook is done giving its precious social graph to competitors [TECHCRUNCH]
Of all Facebook’s data sets, it’s the social graph that’s truly unique. It’s spent nine years getting you to confirm who you know, and apparently it’s sick of handing over your friend list to competitors. This week it cut off both Twitter’s new photo app Vine and messaging app Voxer from Find Friends, Facebook’s API that lets you connect with Facebook friends on other apps. But this could backfire.
Yahoo’s Mayer sees future in personalized mobile web [BLOOMBERG]
“With the Web becoming so vast, there’s so much content and there’s so much social context, and now with mobile, there’s so much location context and activity context,” Mayer said. “How do you pull all that together?” Yahoo’s answer will be “a feed of information that is ordered, the Web is ordered for you and is also on your mobile phone.”
Woz on what’s wrong with Kutcher’s Steve Jobs movie [GIZMODO]
Not close…we never had such interaction and roles…I’m not even sure what it’s getting at…personalities are very wrong although mine is closer…don’t forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn’t around and didn’t attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future.
Moving from Wall Street to the tech sector proves tricky [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
As more financiers jump to the technology sector, some are finding that their background, typically considered an asset in the corporate world, can be a liability. Some do not know how to write computer code. Others are ill-prepared for the penny-pinching and frustration of start-up life. In short, they have trouble persuading the Silicon Valley establishment that they have what it takes to nurture a young company.
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