July 21st, 2012

‘Totally Devastated by Dark Knight Rises Massacre’ Says Christopher Nolan

‘Totally Devastated by Dark Knight Rises Massacre’ Says Christopher Nolan

Posted on 21 Jul 2012 at 1:26pm

Devastated by the news that 12 Batman fans lost their lives in the cinema shoot-out in Aurora, Colorado early on Friday morning, the director has released a statement, condemning gunman James Holmes’ “savage” act.

He writes, “Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the…

Can Mark Penn Make Microsoft Cool?

Can Mark Penn Make Microsoft Cool?

Posted on 21 Jul 2012 at 1:13pm

Political operative Mark Penn helped Bill and Hillary Clinton; Tony Blair; and Bill Gates. Can he do as much to help Microsoft?

On the surface, it looked like another routine personnel move with a new corporate suit moving into the executive suite, but Microsoft’s decision this week to hire former Clinton political operative Mark Penn as a vice president in charge of “strategic and special projects” — whatever that means — may turn out to be one of the more profound decisions the company takes this year.

Penn’s…

U.S Warned By Obama On Cyber Threats

U.S Warned By Obama On Cyber Threats

Posted on 21 Jul 2012 at 1:00pm

Cyber-attacks pose the “most serious economic and national security” challenge America faces, said Barack Obama. The US President spelled out the scale of the threat in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal. Foreign governments, crime gangs and individuals were probing America’s net defences every day. The US had to do more to put essential defences in place to avoid the debilitating effects of an attack.

“It would be the height of irresponsibility to leave a digital backdoor wide open to…