“I think that the potential for a loss in the fourth quarter is what is freaking people out. . . . It is inconceivable that Amazon would lose money during the holidays.”
– Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, talking to the New York Times about his concerns after Amazon posted its worst quarterly loss since 2003 an ...
“I know how to do it. They just need to give me a call. If they’re looking for talent, give me a call. If they are looking for companies to partner with, give me a call.”
— Magic Johnson, businessman and former NBA player, referring to Apple, Google and other tech companies. In an interview with USA Today, Johnson sa ...
In a record-smashing moment in iHistory, a vintage Apple computer has sold for $905,000, blowing past the previous high price of more than $671,000 that made news last year in Germany.
According to the Associated Press, the Apple-1 was one of only 50 created in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976. The purchase price paid by The Henry For ...
Parking is a problem in San Francisco, you say?
One startup is proposing a solution to the maddening shortage of parking places in the city, which results in 20, 30, 40 minutes of circling blocks to find a spot downtown and in busy neighborhoods. Luxe, which launched publicly on Thursday, makes an app that connects drivers who need to ...
Google, Twitter and Yahoo have been busy, and they’re doing it all for you, don’t you know.
• First, there’s Inbox from Google, an invitation-only-for-now email-management service. It helps filter, sift through, highlight key points, etc. It can also make to-do lists. No word on whether it can wash your car.
On the p ...
Even when they have extensive tech credentials, women often shy away from taking tech jobs because the industry makes them feel like outsiders and fails to provide the flexibility they need to handle family responsibilities and other priorities.
That’s what the Catalyst Research Center for Equity in Business Leadership, a non-pr ...
Now what? Yes, we're talking Twitter and yesterday's tweeted bombshell — OK, at the very least, somewhat surprising news — about it taking a step toward an IPO by submitting a confidential filing with the SEC. One big question, as Read More →
Welcome back to Elevator Pitch, where we put top tech investors under the microscope -- and pass the learnings on to you. Up this week is Mark Siegel, who studied dark matter and galaxy formation at MIT, then Read More →
"They (Apple) don't really care about what the users want. They imagine what the users want. ... We focus on making the product that makes users scream."
— Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, the 3-year-old phone maker that's on Read More →
In a tweet heard 'round the tech world and beyond, Twitter finally announced today that it has set an IPO in motion.
The 7-year-old company's impending initial public offering has been rumored for a while, with the buzz getting Read More →
Now the feds are looking into those controversial Facebook privacy changes.
What that means isn’t exactly clear.
But privacy advocates have already complained that the changes Facebook announced last month would violate the social network’s 2011 settlement with the Federal Read More →
" I believe as strongly as anyone that freedom of expression should be protected and that it’s threatened by the government but also by a politically biased progressive shaming culture in our media."
— Pax Dickinson, who this week was Read More →