DAILY FIVE (2/2)

02 February 2011

1. Bill Gates Talks Technology, Egypt And Revolution With CBS’ Couric, Forbes, Steven Bertoni

Bill Gates–Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist– sat down with CBS’s Katie Couric to discuss philanthropy, Egypt and the Internet.

2. Murdoch Readies The Daily for Grand Unveiling, New York Times, Jeremy Peters and Brian Stelter

This morning, Rupert Murdoch will finally unveil The Daily, a news app that he hopes will put his News Corporation front and center in the digital newsstand of the near future.

3. Down To Business: Why The Tech Industry Needs Founder-CEOs, InformationWeek, Rob Preston

Conventional wisdom has it that company founders don’t usually make great CEOs, even if the IT industry has more than its fair share of them. They’re gifted at conceiving and creating products and setting a vision, we’re told, but most founders don’t have the management chops or operational patience to steward their companies much past the start-up stage.

4. Tech CEOs Meet With President, National Journal, Josh Smith

Several members of the Technology CEO Council met with President Obama Tuesday to discuss some of the proposals announced in his State of the Union address, as well as how to streamline government with new technology.

5. Eric Schmidt, Google’s outgoing CEO, close to landing a book deal, Los Angeles Times, Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Google’s outgoing chief executive, Eric Schmidt, is courting offers from several New York-based book publishers for a book about Technology and how it’s used under authoritarian governments, a report says.

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