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US military will spend $23 billion on cyber defense, create its own secure 4G network

The US Department of Defense told a Washington thinktank yesterday that it would spend $23 billion in the next four years to kick its cyber defenses up a gear. That'll include building out a 'secure 4G wireless network that will get iPads, iPhones and Android devices online by mid-2014,' according ...

Yahoo Offer to Buy Contact Startup Xobni Is at a Price of $30M to $40M

According to numerous sources close to the company, Yahoo is offering to pay $30 million to $40 million for the maker of address book apps and plugins. That’s below the more than $40 million raised by the San Francisco-based startup from a variety of venture capitalists, including First Round Capital, Baseline ...

Winter Is Coming (Geeks, Too): HBO Premieres New Season of “Game of Thrones” in SF This Week

It’s no secret in Silicon Valley that the HBO series “Game of Thrones” is a big favorite among the geek set — including Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg — what with its dungeons-and-dragons tone and fur-and-leather outfits. Which is why Time Warner’s premium cable network decided to do one of ...

Verizon’s LTE Network Is Broader, but AT&T’s Is Faster

A couple years ago, if you wanted the fastest wireless network, the choice was pretty easy. Verizon’s budding LTE network was the speed king, easily outpacing Sprint’s WiMax-based 4G service. At that point, LTE was still just a “coming soon” slide on AT&T’s 4G PowerPoint, and barely a glimmer in T-Mobile’s ...

Exclusive: AOL Poised to Hire Susan Lyne to Run All Content Brands, Except HuffPo

Sources said AOL is set to hire well-known media and Internet exec Susan Lyne to be CEO of its content brands unit at the New York-based Web company, except for the Huffington Post Media Group headed by Arianna Huffington. Lyne has most recently been chairman of the Gilt Groupe and ...

Three Things to Expect From Tonight’s Sony PlayStation Event

It’s finally here — the long-awaited Sony PlayStation event, where the Japanese electronics maker is widely expected to unveil its next-generation videogame console. While not all of the details are known yet, over the past week there have been advance reports and much speculation about what the “PlayStation 4” will include. Here ...

HBO’s Berkes Restructures Digital Team (Memo)

About two weeks ago, I heard about a restructuring under HBO SVP of consumer technology Otto Berkes, who also takes over the job of CTO in March from longtime vet Bob Zitter. The former Microsoft exec and Xbox co-founder was named the top tech figure at the premium cable network ...

Jerry Yang Is Back (And Investing More Than Ever)

If truth be told, Jerry Yang never really disappeared from the Silicon Valley scene, even though he did leave Yahoo rather suddenly just over a year ago — resigning from the board and all other positions at the iconic company he co-founded with David Filo in 1995, and then going ...