DAILY FIVE (12/15)

15 December 2010

1. Obama to Discuss Jobs, Economy With CEOs, Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth Williamson

President Barack Obama plans to sit down with 20 corporate chief executives Wednesday morning to discuss jobs and the economy. Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett said the meeting is part of a renewed effort to form “partnerships” with Corporate America on issues from education to trade.

2. Facebook Founder Zuckerberg Named Time Person of Year, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Amy Thomson

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook Inc., was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” today for “creating a new system of exchanging information” and “changing how we all live our lives.”

3. Net Neutrality Stays On FCC Agenda Despite Controversy, National Journal, Juliana Gruenwald

Despite receiving criticism from both net neutrality supporters and critics, the Federal Communications Commission will take up Chairman Julius Genachowski’s open Internet proposal at its monthly meeting next week.

4. Time to loosen Google’s grip?, Washington Post, Steven Pearlstein

In case you hadn’t noticed, Google isn’t just a Web search company any longer. In addition to online advertising, it’s moving into operating system and application software, mobile telephone software, e-mail, Web browsers, maps, and video aggregation. It’s also in the process of assembling the world’s biggest digital library of books and visual materials.

5. Why not use same password everywhere? Gawker shows us, Computer World, Richi Jennings

The recent hack of Gawker Media’s user database had a few people tsk-tsk’ing at that publication’s security skills. Or lack of them. But that’s just a pile of low-value blog comment accounts — is there a greater worry we’re missing? Are high-value enterprise accounts also at risk as a result?

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