This week in pictures: Ray Ozzie re-emerges with new startup
Also: Yahoo taps PayPal President Thompson as CEO, IE6 usage slides below 1 percent, and much, much more
Yahoo's board has chosen as the company's CEO Scott Thompson, president of eBay's PayPal, ending a four-month search after Carol Bartz was fired in early September. Read more
The startup playbook says you should offer products free and hope a small percentage become paying customers. Tyler Nichols says that doesn't work. Read more.
Ten years of continued scorn at a lack of standards compliance and constant security issues hurt Internet Explorer 6. Microsoft finally kicked it into the grave. Read more.
In an editorial in the New York Times, Cerf agrees the Internet helped the Arab Spring uprisings, but says technologies like the Internet enable basic rights, but aren't included. In the U.S., even the most rural areas must have access to a telephone because of the Universal Service law, but the phone is not provided for them. Cerf says human rights are those things "we as humans need in order to lead healthy, meaningful lives, like freedom from torture or freedom of conscience." Read more.
Many people ignore copyright laws, so Rick Falkvinge, Swedish Pirate Party leader, says we should stop pretending to follow them. Read more.
Hiring programmers is tough. Do whiteboard programming tests or logic riddles really help hiring managers make better choices? Read more.