Expedia picks CFO Okerstrom to replace Khosrowshahi as CEO

(Reuters) – Expedia Inc named Chief Financial Officer Mark Okerstrom as its new chief executive, replacing Dara Khosrowshahi, who left to take over the top job at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

At The Venice Film Festival, A Look At How VR Can Turn On TV Superfans

A look at how Virtual Reality extensions of TV series, like Future Lighthouse’s Heist Experience for Sony Crackle’s hit series “Snatch”, can help activate super fans and why those fans are so important to shows in the age of Peak TV.

Logitech G Unveils New Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Keyboard And Gaming Mouse

Both the Logitech G603 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse and the G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard offer an ultra low-latency 1ms report rate, which is faster than some wired solutions.

Fourteen Reasons Not To Take A Salaried Position

Kendall has been offered a promotion but the job is a salaried job, and right now Kendall gets paid by the hour. Should Kendall think twice about taking the promotion? Maybe! Here are 14 reasons not to take a salaried job.

Expedia’s chief financial officer is now its CEO as Dara Khosrowshahi leaves to run Uber

 Following a big internal meeting at Uber where former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced his plans as the new CEO of Uber, Expedia said today it has named its CFO Mark Okerstrom as its CEO. The new CEO’s second act for the company may be a tough one to follow after Khosrowshahi’s tenure as its CEO. In the past five years, Expedia’s stock has more than doubled and… Read More

Instagram bug leaked data on ‘high-profile’ users, company warns

 A bug related to an Instagram API allowed at least one unscrupulous individual to access the email address and phone number of an unspecified number of “high-profile” users of the app. No other personal information, like password or what have you, seems to have been exposed. Read More

AT&T absurdly claims that most “legitimate” net neutrality comments favor repeal

Despite a study showing that 98.5 percent of individually written net neutrality comments support the US’s current net neutrality rules, AT&T is claiming that the vast majority of “legitimate” comments favor repealing the rules.

The Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality docket is a real mess, with nearly 22 million comments, mostly from form letters and many from spam bots using identities stolen from data breaches. AT&T is part of an industry group called Broadband for America that just funded a study that tries to find trends within the chaos.

As we wrote earlier today, that study (conducted by consulting firm Emprata) found fewer than 1.6 million filings appear to have “originated from individuals that took the time to type a personalized comment.” Of those, 1.52 million were against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal the current Title II net neutrality rules, while just 23,000 were in favor of repeal.

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After tense talks, U.N. agrees to renew peacekeepers in Lebanon

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to renew the mandate for a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon on Wednesday, following tense negotiations amid U.S. and Israeli criticism that U.N. troops should do more to stop Hezbollah gaining arms.