Just in time for your happy hour: Pat and Mike tumble through the Tumblr/Yahoo deal, talk about Mr. Cook going to Washington and debate whether New York Times columnist Joe Nocera was right when he called Cook a liar.
You won’t want to miss their video recap of the week’s business news from Silicon Valley. Really. You won& ...
The Omidyar Network, a social impact investing fund, brought its annual gathering to Silicon Valley this week, hosting panels and talks on how to change the world.
It’s a big order, fueled by big ideas. Between sessions I sat down with Matt Bannick, the Redwood City-based investment fund’s managing partner. He explained th ...
We can all agree that Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post (wonder where she got the name?), knows a thing or two about capturing the eyeballs of wealthy readers and making them stick.
So, how does she do it? Good news. Yep. That’s what Huffington said when she stopped by Silicon Valley to chat with old friend and ...
Among the many things the tech industry has been criticized for — see today’s Quoted — it has been blasted for its attitude that technology can solve all the world’s ills. At Google I/O earlier this month, for example, CEO Larry Page said in a wide-ranging speech that one problem computers should already have solved is wor ...
Welcome to The Pitch, a new weekly Q&A feature that puts top Silicon Valley tech investors under the spotlight and gets them chatting about what kinds of deals they’re looking for — and the common pitfalls that can trap entrepreneurs.
First in the lineup is Paul Santinelli of North Bridge Venture Partners, who founded enterprise s ...
The rumor du jour on the Interwebs is that Google may be interested in buying Waze, the crowd-sourced traffic information app for smartphones, following earlier reports that Facebook was in talks over a possible $1 billion bid for the service.
Nobody’s saying anything, officially, as is typical with these kinds of things. But the Bloo ...
"One case is too many. When you have three, it looks like a pattern. This is my worst fear."
— Christian Wiklund, founder and CEO of Skout, a social-networking app used for flirting. Three men have been accused of Read More →
Raise your hand if you were required to memorize poetry in school — could it be making a comeback in the age of writing, and of Google? Speaking of old school, there is apparently a "peeve emergence" about Read More →
When it comes to wireless access nowadays, it's all about data. Verizon's just-unveiled shared-data plans — which starting June 28 will allow users to buy a bucket of data for up to 10 devices — seek to address Read More →
When users sign up for free services from Microsoft and Yahoo, their information is being used for targeted political ads, ProPublica reports. The news probably doesn't surprise anyone in the Internet age, and political-ad targeting has Read More →
"There is a concern that gun-shy website operators will start automatically divulging user details the moment someone alleges defamation in order to shield themselves from libel actions."
— Emma Draper, head of communications at Privacy International, on a U.K. Read More →
Poof: how breathable food was born. Speaking of breathing, Politwoops is where politicians' deleted tweets go to live on. (via @brainpicker) The rise and fall (sort of) of referring to famous people by three Read More →
A quick look at Facebook, mostly by the numbers:
• The latest comScore numbers show growth is slowing at the world's largest social network, according to the Wall Street Journal. For example, growth in U.S. Facebook users Read More →
As the spotlight shines on Apple and its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off today, here's a look at the company's battle with Google's Android and Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8, which will fight Apple's popular Read More →
"Of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs. 'Who was Steve Jobs again?' But ... there will be statues of Bill Gates across the Third World. There's a reasonable shot that — because of his Read More →
A flowchart showing connections in Stephen King novels. (via Flowing Data) After 170 years at the bottom of the sea, 11 bottles of champagne sell for a cool $156K. Another alphabet movie quiz, this time for Read More →