Feeds

eBay Meg still chasing California's top job

Will largest ever campaign spending be enough?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Ex-eBay boss Meg Whitman only has a paltry $9m left in the pot for spending on her campaign to become Governor of California.

Whitman raised a record-breaking $140m for her campaign. But $119m of Meg Whitman's campaign fund came from one donor - Meg Whitman. This breaks the previous self-funding record held by Michael Bloomberg who spent $110m to secure the mayor's job in New York.

But despite collecting massive donations from herself, Whitman has only $9.1m left in her campaign chest. Her rival for the job - Democrat Jerry Brown - has $23m to spend in the last month of campaigning. Voters go to the polls on 2 November.

Despite the unpopularity of Republican incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger, polls put Whitman and Brown neck-and-neck as they enter the final few weeks of electioneering.

Meg does have some friends. We also note two contributions of $25,900 - one from a chairman called Scott McNealy and the other from homemaker Susan McNealy. Any connection to Sun Microsystems?

Other contributors include Thomas Siebel, who handed over $25,900, he must still be angry about those elephants.

Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com also handed over $10,000. (Benioff was an early supporter of Schwarzenegger's run for California back in 2003 - and look how well that's turned out.)

The full list of contributors is available from this page.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.