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Charles Cooper

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Technology blogger at Forbes, tech media strategist, hopeless NY Giants fan

Were the Wright brothers really first? Not in Brazil

cnet.com — In the U.S., the Wright brothers are recognized for making history with the world's first airplane flight. In Brazil, the first aviator goes by the name of Santos-Dumont. Everyone knows that the American Wright brothers made aviation history when they lifted off at Kitty Hawk, N.C. on Dec. 17, 1903.

Why did that video go viral?

cnet.com — The kid who turned "Numa Numa" into an anthem before the existence of YouTube offers his take to CNET's Charles Cooper. In December 2004, Gary Brolsma, then 19 years old, posted a video of himself lip-synching to a Romanian pop song called "Dragostea Din Tei," just for the heck of it.
Dec 09, 2014

RT @CNET: Flashback! How "Numa Numa" invented the viral video -- before YouTube came along #cnetmagazine cnet.co/1wv0y3S pic.twitter.com/LWhXSg7xR9

Dec 09, 2014

Yes, Numa Numa Guy is real. From interview 10 years later, reflect on this: he did that before there was YouTube. cnet.com/news/why-did-t…

Dec 09, 2014

RT @CNET: Flashback! How "Numa Numa" invented the viral video -- before YouTube came along #cnetmagazine cnet.co/1wv0y3S pic.twitter.com/LWhXSg7xR9

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Decent Q1 Report Card To Give Nadella More Time To Retool Microsoft

forbes.com — Satya Nadella is an executive who likes to keep close to the script -- all the more reason why Microsoft's CEO will be thrilled to get a chance to reclaim the narrative when the company reports its first fiscal quarter on Thursday. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect a per-share profit [...]

Nadella Can't Escape 'Karma-Gate' Remarks

forbes.com — The reverberations from Karma-gate continue to haunt Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Less than a couple of weeks removed from making a verbal gaffe at a conference where he suggested that women should not ask for raises, Nadella was back on more familiar territory talking bits and bytes in San Francisco on [...]
Oct 20, 2014

The reverbs from "karma-gate" trail Microsoft's CEO to SF to otherwise talk cloud stuff forbes.com/sites/charlesc…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @declanm: Congrats to my former colleague @coopeydoop on his new gig writing for Forbes. His first piece today on Microsoft: forbes.com/sites/charlesc…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @coopeydoop: The reverbs from "karma-gate" trail Microsoft's CEO to SF to otherwise talk cloud stuff forbes.com/sites/charlesc…

Ex-Stasi boss green with envy over NSA's domestic spy powers

cnet.com — For Wolfgang Schmidt, who used to head East Germany's feared spy service, the NSA's reported spy program "would have been a dream come true." For Wolfgang Schmidt, it was just bad luck that he was 20 years too late and living on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain.

Apple clears regulatory approval to sell iPhone 6 in China

cnet.com — Chinese authorities issue license to Apple allowing the latest version of its device to be used on the country's wireless network in the world's largest smartphone market. Apple has received regulatory approval that will allow the company sell its latest smartphone in China.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @CNET: Apple clears regulatory approval to sell iPhone 6 in China cnet.co/ZmnYtu

Netflix hits Hollywood with roundhouse kick to solar plexus

cnet.com — The world's biggest subscription video service gets first crack at streaming "Crouching Tiger" sequel along with selected theaters when it simultaneously debuts in selected IMAX theaters Aug. 28, 2015. Netflix has nabbed a deal with The Weinstein Co.
Sep 30, 2014

Netflix enters a new domain: it will have rights to stream a new movie the same day it lands in theatres: cnet.co/1mJM9fI

Feds charge arrested exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers

cnet.com — StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them. The Justice Department has indicted a software CEO in what the government says is the first-ever criminal case involving the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app.

Ray Ozzie's new app reimagines the phone call

cnet.com — After a devastating tsunami caused severe damage at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, Ray Ozzie received an invitation to go to Japan to help technologists build a crowdsourced radiation-monitoring network. That's when the seeds of an idea for his next venture got planted in his mind.

Ellison retrospective: An original straight out of central casting

cnet.com — It will be a long time before central casting provides the tech industry with another CEO like this one. Whatever the business implications of Larry Ellison's surprise resignation as Oracle CEO, this much is clear: his departure leaves in its wake a horde of brokenhearted headline writers around the world.
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