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As it prepares for a larger push beyond consumers into the business market, Lookout Mobile Security locks down one of the largest rounds of funding ever disclosed for a tech security firm.
The acting CEO, hired back to Mozilla in April after a two-week crisis left the Firefox developer without a leader, will have a full slate of management and technology issues to handle.
The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.
Trying to recover quickly from a firestorm over gay marriage that brought down its last CEO in just 11 days, Mozilla names a new chief executive and begins to reshape its board.
Brendan Eich's 2008 donation to an anti-gay-marriage cause now dogs his new CEO job. In his first interview about it, he resists calls to resign or recant, but argues inclusiveness makes Mozilla's world-spanning community possible.
The round was led by Greylock Partners, following a previous round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
Three directors step down because they wanted a mobile-market expert from outside, not CTO Brendan Eich, as the new CEO, the WSJ reports. Also, Eich is dogged by concerns over 2008 gay-marriage stance.
The Internet's biggest radio service hires Sara Clemens, a former Microsoft executive with lots of international credentials on her resume, as its chief strategy officer.
The publishing platform that's a mix between Twitter and Blogger gets a hefty wad of cash in venture capital funding.
Startup Impermium gives Google's already-solid security a boost in combating spam, fraud, and abuse. It could be a good fit for Google+.