DAILY FIVE (2/8)

08 February 2011

1. Verizon iPhone Now Available for Jailbreaking, PC World, Blair Hanley Frank

Just as the Verizon iPhone 4 has begun reaching people who pre-ordered it, the Chronic Dev Team has released a fresh update to Greenpois0n, their jailbreaking tool. The update makes it possible for anyone with iOS 4.2.6 (the version currently powering the Verizon iPhone) to jailbreak their phone.

2. Google executive’s 12-day Egypt blindfold ordeal, AFP

The young Egyptian Google executive who was arrested during protests against President Hosni Mubarak has spoken of his 12-day ordeal arrested and blindfolded by the feared state security services.

3. Tech industry uses the spectacle of the Super Bowl to launch products, IT World, Peter Smith

Yeah, I’m going to talk about Super Bowl ads, and will freely admit I’m a bit late to the party. I couldn’t help coming away from the game feeling like more than just the football season had ended. Some of these tech ads felt like they marked the end of a long period of rumor-mongering for their products.

4. High-Tech Initiative in U.K. Is Key Test, Wall Street Journal, Jeanne Whalen

The closing of a big Pfizer Inc. pharmaceutical research and development center in southern England underscores a conundrum in Prime Minister David Cameron’s economic growth plan: He is counting on high-tech jobs like those in the drug industry to pull the U.K. out of a severe slump, just as many drug giants are slashing R&D spending and shuttering labs.

5. CEOs: Locke Obama’s secret weapon, Politico, Ben White

Klayko is one of many executives and entrepreneurs interviewed who characterize Locke as a sort of secret weapon in the Obama administration. An official who has scored trade deals for U.S. companies, especially in China, defended intellectual property rights and responded to complaints about burdensome regulation.

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