Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into one single cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step foot out of your door (or in front of a webcam) and into the real world this morning.
So sit back, grab a cup, and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Tech Today.
Apple CEO Tim Cook to Receive 5 Million Shares
When he took over following Founder Steve Jobs’ departure, Apple CEO Tim Cook was given a number of contingent bonus payments. The 10th and final installment, worth approximately $750 million, comes in the form of five million shares of Apple. Part of the payment was contingent on Apple’s stock return — which has not been an issue for Cook.
NPR Investigation Finds More to Microsoft Exchange Hack
A months-long investigation in a Microsoft Exchange hack has shed light on a hack that could go much deeper. After dozens of interviews and the examination of countless documents and logs, it appears the hack may have been digging for more specific data. Investigators have located a variety of specific paths that have led to concern hackers were looking for something much more specific.
An Object Forces its Way Through the Earth’s Atmosphere in Spectacular Clear Video
Russians gathered outside recently to watch this strange object press through the earth’s atmosphere. While the video couldn’t be embedded, you can check it out here. Little information is available as to the object’s origin or structure.
Apple to Allow Devs to Tell App Users About Other Payment Options
Apple will now be allowing developers to tel their users about other ways to pay. The move means consumers will learn about ways to pay which do not include Apple’s 30% fee on every purchase. The move is Apples effort to settle a lawsuit brought by American web developers against the company’s practice.