Morning Briefing: Yahoo’s CEO ousted, Game of Thrones to become most pirated show in 2012

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 14th of May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au.

Hope you all enjoyed Mother’s Day – or those in America, happy Mother’s Day.

Here’s what we are watching:

  • Yahoo’s CEO is out after faking his computer science degree in his resume. While only being on the job since January of this year, he’s managed to make himself stand out – such as suing Facebook.
  • Apple to buy Loewe, a German TV manufacturer? Don’t get your hopes up. Loewe has responded by saying, essentially, “WTF?” It has called the rumours as having “absolutely nothing to it.”
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones is looking likely to be the most pirated show of 2012, according to tracking and analysis firm Big Champagne. The show, now in its second season, is getting more than 25 million downloads a month. Why? Probably because many people don’t have HBO (though I should point out pirating is bad, and my friend claims getting it from iTunes is far more cheaper than getting it on DVD)
  • Over at Technology Spectator, some analysis on the NBN – more importantly, the Coalition’s on the NBN. “In reality the Coalition’s view have been moving closer to the NBN as it is currently being rolled out.” As Tom Solari points out, we need a Fibre-To-The-Home network, as opposed to a Fibre-To-The-Node network (despite being far more cheaper).
  • Diaspora, the social network that was created after Facebook’s privacy problems, is likely to launch this summer. The open source network, which lets users own their data, will add more features like letting users customise how they post photos, texts and videos. Though, being a Facebook competitor? Ask Google+ and see how they are doing.

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