Links 2/22: Linode probe into 2015 crack finds fake 2FA creds flaw; Arris layoffs to include Horsham

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Linode probe into 2015 crack finds fake 2FA creds flaw (The Register)

Linode SSH key blunder left virtual servers open to man-in-the-middle fiddles for months (The Register)

Off 10% Worldwide
Cuts Follow Recent Acquisition of Pace
(Multichannel News)
Says layoffs will include Arris Horsham (formerly Motorola Home).

Can Rotten Tomatoes still be trusted now that Comcast owns it? (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Angelakis launches his $4b Comcast-financed fund (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Oracle snags cloud startup Ravello in deal said to be worth $500m (PCWorld)

Philly Tech People News 2/21: Idinopulos leaves PeopleLinx, rejoins McKinsey; First Round Capital names first female partner

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Michael Idinopulos leaves PeopleLinx, rejoins McKinsey

Michael Idinopulos, who was PeopleLinx' Chief Marketing Officer from 2013 through 2015, has returned to McKinsey & Company, this time as VP Client Experience,  New Ventures, according to a recent update on his LinkedIn page.

Idinopulos was first with McKinsey in the mid-2000s leading firm-wide collaboration technology. His group launched some of the earliest enterprise-wide deployments of social technologies (blogs, wikis, microblogging, internal social networks), according his LinkedIn page.

He then ventured into the social enterprise world, first with Socialtext, one of the earliest technology platforms for social software inside the enterprise, and then with PeopleLinx. Among his achievements there was refocusing the company away from a dependence on LinkedIn to a more open approach built on the Salesforce platform.

New Ventures, the unit he is joining, is a tech startup within McKinsey that brings its best technology to its clients.

Idinopulos received his Ph.D., Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

There is no CMO listed on PeopleLinx' website, and no word on whether its seeking a replacement, but Amaya Capellan, who has Princeton and Wharton degrees as well as a broad range of experience, has been on board as VP of Product since early 2015.

Birchbox Co-Founder Hayley Barna Joins First Round Capital as First Female Partner (Re/code)

 Visible change in First Round leadership ranks /
FRC website

AccuWeather Names Sarah Katt as VP
Product Development, Operations Exec Joins From Verizon
(Multichannel News)

We’re excited to announce two additions to the Comcast Ventures entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIRs) program: Michelle Gonzalez and Noah Shanok. (Comcast)


MissionOG adds Rob Metzger as Senior Advisor (PR Web)

HealthQX Continues To Grow & Attract Philadelphia Talent (Press Release)

Shannon Hartley, former head of Razorfish Health, joins nonprofit
(Medical Msrketing & Media)

NBCUniversal Cable Shakes Up Executive Team (The Wrap)