July 23, 2013 Last Updated 6:57 am

Apple developer site down a third day after hack; Media vet Mickie Rosen out at Yahoo; Bauer to move car mags to Melbourne

Morning Brief:

For the third day in a row following a hacker accessed it, the Apple developer site remains down. According to The Guardian, a Turkish hacker has claimed responsibility for breaking into the website and exposing to Apple its vulnerability.

developerThe hacker, a Turkish security researcher, Ibrahim Balic, told The Guardian his goal was not to access information on developers but to expose the holes in Apple’s system. “My intention was not attacking. In total I found 13 bugs and reported [them] directly one by one to Apple straight away. Just after my reporting [the] dev center got closed. I have not heard anything from them, and they announced that they got attacked.”

Apple continues its policy of giving out as little news as it can get away with, but did send out a second notice to developers last night – the same as the first one issued on Sunday.

As a result of the developer site being down, however, developers have not been able to release new apps or updates to their existing applications. The shutdown is not effecting iTunesConnect, however, the site used to manage and track sales. (Update: it appears that app updates are appearing in the App Store, so shutdown is not stopping apps from being released.)


Industry veteran Mickie Rosen is out at Yahoo, terminating “without cause”. Rosen served as Yahoo’s senior vice president of global media. Previously Rosen worked for Disney and Fox Interactive Media.

In another move, investor Daniel Loeb said he is leaving Yahoo’s board and would sell his $1.16 billion in the company, no doubt leading to the stock’s over 4 percent dive yesterday.


200px-Wheels_magazineIn Australian, Bauer Media announced that it would be relocating its car magazines from Sydney to Melbourne, in a move that involves its titles Wheels, Motor, Street Machine, Auto Action, Australian Motorcycle News, Australasian Dirt Bike and 4×4 Australia and Bauer’s two New Zealand Trader titles, Motorcycle Trader and Trade-A-Boat.

Top Gear Australia, though, will remain in Sydney.

The equivalent move in the U.S. might be to leave NYC for Chicago or the west coast. Staffers will be forced to decided whether they want to remain with the company.

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