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Icahn gets his way

It was exactly what Carl Icahn envisioned should happen: EBay and PayPal will go their separate ways with two different CEOs, as our Heather Somerville reported. This will happen in the second half of 2015, according to Read More →

Oracle, Cisco step up cloud battle

As the cloud wars heat up, legacy companies Oracle and Cisco are challenging startups that have been steadily luring companies away from clunky old software and onto cloud programs. The announcement this week of new cloud platforms and investments from these Read More →

Eric Schmidt fires back at the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal's Sept. 26  "Google Kills Birds" editorial, which refers to the company's investment in the Ivanpah solar project in the Mojave Desert as well as Google's beef with ALEC, has struck a bit of a Read More →

Tech locals new to Forbes’ annual wealthiest Americans list

Jan Koum, who sold WhatsApp to Facebook. Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of ride sharing firm Uber. And Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of Theranos, which aims to revolutionize consumers' access to medical tests and information. They are among the 27 new billionaires on Read More →

What’s behind tech’s ALEC exodus?

Are tech companies fleeing the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative political organization, because of the group's environmental position or something else? Last night, Yahoo joined Google, Yelp and Facebook when it announced it would not renew its membership. I Read More →

Online survey company Qualtrics nabs $1 billion valuation

Qualtrics is the latest software company to join the $1 billion club with a mega investment from Silicon Valley venture firms Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. The online-survey creator on Wednesday announced a $150 million funding round from the two powerhouse venture Read More →
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