From Sam Singer with respect to the Ellison and von Bothmer view settlement we reported:

The story on Socketsite regarding a payment of $2 million is wholly false and incorrect, according to a conversation I just had with the family. Socketsite’s “plugged in” source must be plugged into a bottle of Johnnie Walker.

Consider this a placeholder until we can resolve conflicting reports at which time we’ll republish and open the discussion back up for debate (or flogging as the case may be).