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March 17. 2014 5:38PM

Carbonite co-founder tapped for entrepreneur awards

MANCHESTER — David Friend, co-founder, chair and CEO of online backup company Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), will be the keynote speaker at the NH High Tech Council's annual Entrepreneur of the Year award event.

The 26th annual celebration will be held May 5 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire in Manchester. Applications or nominations for candidates are available for download at and will be accepted until March 28.

Friend has been a successful technology entrepreneur for more than 25 years and remains an active venture investor. Before founding Carbonite in 2005, he co-founded four companies: Sonexis, FaxNet, Pilot Software and Computer Pictures Corp.

Friend also served as president of ARP Instruments, an audio hardware manufacturer. In 2010, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Technology category for the New England Region.

More information on the program and application process can be found on the council website at Nominations are also accepted. You may also contact the council at or 935-8951.

Man hires lawyer to combat Bitcoin claim

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man recently named by Newsweek as the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, has hired a law firm and issued a statement late Sunday night in what he says was an attempt to "clear my name."

The statement came in an email from Ethan D. Kirschner, a Los Angeles lawyer.

In the statement, Nakamoto says: "I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin. I unconditionally deny the Newsweek report."

According to Nakamoto, he heard the term "Bitcoin" from his son only in February after he had been contacted by the reporter working on the Newsweek story.

When that story was published in early March, Nakamoto, 64, found himself at the center of a media circus as well as a raging online debate about whether he could be the programmer who created the virtual currency, which has become a billion-dollar global phenomenon.

Los Angles Times


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