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Published November 20, 2014
SMRPodcast #233: Uber’s VP of Business Said What?

SMRpodcast episode #233 is online and ready for download.  Rod Simmons is on the road this week,  but, Chris and Robb are joined by Mr. Brent Harmon, who always adds calm, logic, and rationality to the show.

We start this week off with talk about how Uber VP of Business, Emil Michael, completely lost his mind and ethics when he suggested, in detail, how it would make sense to invest $1 million in a research team to anonymously  attack journalists, namely Sarah Lacey of Pando Daily, who write negative stories that harm the company.  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Twitter denounce the statements, but, Michael would remain with the company.

Microsoft releases an emergency security update to patch a gaping hole in security with Kerberos which allows an attacker to elevate domain user account privileges to those of the domain administrator accounts.

Verizon changes Early Termination Fee policy for customers looking to get out of their contracts with the nations largest wireless carrier.  Starting with contracts signed after Nov. 14th, the $350 ETF won't decrease in price by $10 per month until after month 8.  This is in contrast to the ETFs that decline after the first month for customer who signed up before The 14th.

Nokia, in partnership with Foxconn, has announced an 8-inch Android tablet that will first go on sale in China.  The new hardware came a as a bit of a surprise to some analyst who thought Nokia would focus more enterprise services while embargoed from making smartphones until late 2015.

Facebook launches a new Groups app, Uber and Spotify team up on a deal to allow customers to listen to music while in the car, and Elon Musk and Robb are worried about artificial intelligence.  We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode #233 of the SMRpodcast.

 

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