Quotes of the week: The dark web, #DrummondPuddleWatch & GE's knitting

“The dark web has an incredibly important social purpose worldwide. In many countries it is the only way to obtain free information.” - Christian Berg at CEO NetClean


“I think in the next ten years we’ll start to see the use of code specialists who really understand the dark web and how it can be used as a vehicle for crime and espionage, and therefore how it needs to be managed.” - Carl Herberger, Head of Security at Radware


Almost 20,000 people watch #DrummondPuddleWatch in awe as people in the north of England attempt to cross a giant puddle, in what may be the best use of Periscope yet.” – A Guardian sub-editor hypes up the latest social media nonsense – this time created by a Newcastle, England-based digital agency.


“No fugly software.” - Slogan of ERP supplier Infor’s design agency, Hook & Loop.


“Salesforce with Force.com was probably showing the way but SAP has powered past it. From a tools perspective, using HCP is as quick, if not better as using the customised tools out of Salesforce.” – Tim Kyle of UK software design agency Keytree.


If GE sticks to its knitting it might not have knitting anymore … In the jet engine business I always joke that a bunch of people get together every 14 years and you get a new jet engine – modern software is more try, fail and try again,” he says. “In software it’s not bad to release something that fails so long as they fix it; Google Maps was in beta for five years. But you can’t build a jet engine that will fail two per cent of the time.” – GE software boss Harel Kodesh.


We'll slowly phase out Motorola and focus on Moto.” – Motorola COO Rick Osterloh on what looks like the slow death of an iconic American brand after the company announced that new phones will be branded ‘Moto by Lenovo’ (viaCNet).


One day we hope to get so good at suggestions that we show exactly the show you want for your mood.” – Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on plans (via TheNextWeb).


We believe it will change how athletes are judged, how they train.” – Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on its Curie hardware ‘buttons’ (via TechCrunch).

“How much are you going to pay when your refrigerator starts to defrost?” [in reference to your smartfridge being hacked and held to ransom.] – Michael Stawasz, the Deputy Chief for Computer Crime at US Department of Justice


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