Coming next year to Netflix and possibly an Imax theater near you: the sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” At. The. Same. Time.
That’s right, Netflix is changing the entertainment game again with its deal with The Weinstein Co. (TWC), which will produce the movie. It’s the first deal of its kind, ...
Just when we were all getting comfy with Siri and the gang, using these voice-activated gods and goddesses to fulfill our every need, or at least the little needs like knowing what time it is, we get word from a bunch of uptight, glass-half-empty researchers at security firm AVG that these disembodied virtual assistants may act ...
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 old-guard tech companies underscores the increasing competition among ...
“Never, ever do business with government. Love them. Don’t marry them. So, we never do projects for government.”
— Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, on avoiding doing business with the Chinese government. But Ma said on “60 Minutes” that Alibaba cooperates with the government when needed, especially when it& ...
Hoping to further its efforts to get its chips into a broader array of products, Santa Clara-based Intel has struck a deal to invest $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup of China to jointly make chips for mobile devices.
Intel said the investment will give it a 20 percent stake in Tsinghua, which owns semiconductor firms Spreadtru ...
There’s plenty of news about tech and privacy/surveillance, in the United States and beyond, and some of it might make you shudder:
• FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he’s concerned about Apple and Google’s moves to encrypt the data on their smartphones by default, therefore making it much harder for aut ...
"Steve should bring out a wheelbarrow of newspaper and magazine articles about 'beleaguered Apple' or 'Apple going out of business' and light them up in the parking lot. And maybe send a get well card to Michael Dell."
Sony's proprietary Universal Media Disc may soon go the way of Betamax. With sales falling below expectations, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures and Image Entertainment all have stopped distributing movies on UMD; 20th Century Fox Buena Vista and even Sony Pictures Read More →
Looks like Yahoo, America Online, MSN, and Google weren't the only outfits the U.S. Department of Justice subpoenaed as part of its effort to uphold the 1998 Child Online Protection Act (COPA) (see "What if we promise Read More →
Tough break. You spend untold millions in attorney's fees dragging the world's leading online auctioneer into court on charges of patent infringement. You convince a district court in 2003 that the company's "Buy It Now" feature infringes on two of Read More →
9. John C. Dvorak named product strategist
8. Steve and his Oracle pal Larry Ellison go hunting; Larry shoots Steve in the face
7. The iPhone Shuffle: hit a button, call a random number
6. iTunes for Linux
5. Solid Read More →