Today in Tech: McAfee founder wanted for murder

November 13, 2012: 5:30 AM ET

Also: Windows head Steve Sinofsky gets ousted; Apple giving out more employee perks?

John McAfee founded the antivirus software company bearing his name.

Murder suspect John McAfee: I'm innocent [WIRED]

McAfee, 67, is the prime suspect in a murder discovered Sunday morning in Belize. Convinced that he'll be killed if he's taken into custody for questioning, the millionaire antivirus pioneer has gone into hiding somewhere in the Central American nation, where he moved in 2008 to retire. Starting at 10:30 this morning, Belize time, he has been calling to tell me his side of the story.

Breaking: Windows head Steve Sinofsky to leave Microsoft [ALLTHINGSD]

Sources have said the move came amid growing tension between Sinofsky and other top executives. Sinofsky, though seen as highly talented, was viewed at the top levels as not the kind of team player that the company was looking for. The move is likened by some to the recent ouster at Apple of iOS head Scott Forstall.

Who is Julie Larson-Green? Meet the new head of Windows [ZDNET]

Microsoft "discovered" Larson-Green after a few Softies attended a talk she gave comparing Microsoft compilers to Borland compilers and asked her to run a Visual C++ focus group for the company. In 1993, she ended up landing a job on the Visual C++ team, where focused on the integrated development environment. She moved to the Internet Explorer team (where she worked on the user experience for IE 3.0 and 4.0) and then, in 1997, to the Office team to work on FrontPage, where she got her first group program manager job. She also did a stint on the SharePoint Team Services team, back when SharePoint was known as "Office.Net."

Apple gives in to employee perks [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]

Mr. Cook, who cuts a humbler figure than Mr. Jobs, has also gone out of his way to praise employees at Apple's media events.

He has gushed about them far more than Mr. Jobs did, saying "they are doing the best work of their lives."

Apple is moving to address long-standing employee gripes, like flexibility on what they work on. Mr. Cook has also signaled he is more open to letting employees take sabbaticals, according to an executive who has spoken to him about it.

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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