Another year, another complaint from shareholders unhappy about governance and executive pay at Oracle. Sunday, two European pension funds wrote a letter to the Silicon Valley company’s board, demanding a meeting.
Dutch fund group PGGM and Britain’s Railways Pension Trustee Co., a.k.a. Railpen, have waged a failed four-yea ...
I really like the idea of Sling TV, but I’m not entirely sold on Dish’s new low-cost pay TV service.
On first blush, Sling TV, which Dish announced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, sounds great. For only $20 a month, you can watch some of the top cable channels, including ESPN, CNN and TBS. Better yet, ...
Couldn’t make the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland? It’s OK, neither could a few heads of state. But here are some high-tech highlights.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee were among the guests who gathered to talk about privacy concerns ...
“It used to be that unicorns were these mythical creatures. Now there are herds of unicorns.”
— Jason Green, a venture capitalist at Emergence Capital Partners, on the growing number of “unicorns,” or billion-dollar tech startups. In fact, unicorns are becoming so common that Green says venture capitalists are ...
People looking for a new job need to first look in a thesaurus before posting their self-promoting blather on Linkedin, according to the Mountain View-based online professional network.
Among the various terms that career-seeking members overuse on the site, Linkedin noted in a blog, these are the top ten “that make you go ̵ ...
Numbers, we’ve got numbers. One report shows just how well tech jobs paid last year. But another report shows a lot of those jobs went up in smoke in 2014.
U.S. tech industry jobs paid an average of $89,450 in 2014, a rise of 2 percent from 2013, according to tech jobs website Dice. In Silicon Valley, that figure was even higher ...
"Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it's not your fault."
-- Walter Mossberg's first sentence of his first column for the Wall Street Journal in 1991, stating the guiding principle of his career as a consumer tech reviewer. Read More →
It happened not once, but twice on Wednesday: A Silicon Valley company announced a big merger, and I thought, "Hey, I know that guy."
First, workforce-for-hire marketplaces Elance and oDesk announced that Read More →
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found a security vulnerability in Macs released before 2008 that would allow a hacker to surreptitiously take pictures or videos of users via those devices' built in webcams. Read More →
The White House is set to release today an independent panel's recommendation's for reforming the nation's surveillance programs, as The Hill reported.
One source told us that the report, outlining 46 recommendations, is expected out at 1 p.m. PST Read More →
As startup names go, Robinhood's a pretty good one. The Redwood City company offers users a mobile-first stock brokerage service with zero commission -- robbing from all those rich stockbrokers, and giving to the poor schmoes like you and me. On Wednesday, Read More →
You've heard of eye candy, arm candy and ear candy.
How about most-downloaded-free-iPhone-app candy?
This delicious news just in: Apple's winner of the most popular (free) iPhone app of 2013 was Candy Crush Saga.
Just in time for the sugarplum fairies.
If Read More →