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 ...
What do you know, we're back on the censor ship.
• When should the government have the power to block cell-phone networks, if at all? The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly considering writing guidelines on the issue, and is Read More →
• Yelp's Wall Street debut is getting rave reviews. Shares of the San Francisco online-reviews site are soaring more than 60 percent this morning, on their first day of trading on the public stock markets. Yelp, which yesterday Read More →
"The system can disturb remote people's speech without any physical comfort."
— The inventors of the SpeechJammer, a prototype handheld device that can be aimed like a gun at those who are talking too much or too loudly. According Read More →
That does it, I'm never running for office: Study says hard-to-pronounce names can be a hindrance in the workplace and in politics. Scroll through history with the World Press photo winners since 1955 (some disturbing images). Read More →
Developments in the world of technology and law enforcement:
• First, a contest. Wired writes about the Tag Challenge, which kicks off at the end of the month. The U.S. State Department is dangling a $5,000 bounty Read More →
Yesterday we talked Big Data. Today we're talking access to all that data, something we revisit from time to time here on GMSV.
• Time Warner is again testing charging for broadband according to usage. This time, the company — which Read More →
"Gunman be at West Hall today."
— The auto-corrected text message, which was supposed to read "gunna be at west hall today," that prompted the lockdown of West Hall middle and high schools in Georgia for a couple of hours Read More →
Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for download. In the age of the iPad, Microsoft's foray into tablets, unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is an important step not only for the software giant but Read More →
Noted cryptographer Bruce Schneier, speaking at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, compared Big Data to Big Oil or Big Pharma. "I think the rise of Big Data is as important a threat in the coming years, one Read More →