eBay CEO John Donahoe has 23 million reasons to stick around until the company splits in two next year. The San Jose-based e-commerce giant will spend more than $35 million to retain Donahoe and four other top executives until PayPal is spun off, according to an SEC filing.
The five execs will be out of a job once the split, which was ...
“Sometimes companies have to act their age.”
— Aswath Damodaran, professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, on the nearly 21-year-old Yahoo. A New York Times Magazine story explores CEO Marissa Mayer’s efforts to restore the Silicon Valley company to its former glory. But Damodaran suggests Yahoo should be co ...
“This is a well-known bright line and I can’t believe they crossed it. Anyone who is familiar with the assets and capabilities of the United States would never do what they did.”
— Philip Lieberman, security expert with Lieberman Software, on the Sony Pictures hackers’ threats against potential moviegoers. The ...
In his latest philanthropic endeavor, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker is giving $24 million of his own money to prop up an allergy research center at Stanford University.
Parker, best known perhaps as founding president of Facebook and founder of Napster, the file-sharing service and music piracy site that was shut d ...
One of the arguments employed by those against net neutrality and reclassification of broadband is that it would negatively affect investment in broadband networks. But for those keeping track at home, the number of broadband providers that say reclassification wouldn’t hurt investment is now at four. That’s Verizon, Comca ...
With our panoply of smart machines increasingly making decisions for us, Stanford University on Tuesday announced it is launching a century-long study to examine the societal implications of artificial intelligence.
The study will look into everything from the impact artificial intelligence will have on law and democracy to economics ...
Netflix and YouTube made up more than half of all “downstream” Internet traffic in North America for the first time, while use of the BitTorrent protocol to access pirated material fell in the U.S. for the first time, suggesting a Read More →
We’ve all been cautioned against using the same password for multiple online accounts. Here’s a good example of the risks therein: Facebook and some other online companies are warning users that their accounts may have been compromised by a recent Read More →
Despite Apple's cachet for coolness, Google's Android operating system continues to grab increasing share of the smartphone market.
Android accounted for 81 percent of smartphone shipments during the third quarter of this year - the first time it has owned more Read More →
"At the end of the day, tech workers are not robots: they feel, they think, they have values."
— Ed Lee, mayor of San Francisco, talks to New York Times Magazine about the tech industry and what it has Read More →
"Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you're Count Dracula," replied Kurt Vonnegut to a group of high school students who wrote him, urging them to "experience becoming." On the rise of violence in films Read More →
Randi Zuckerberg has been busy — reality TV, production studio — since leaving her position as a marketing manager at Facebook, her brother's company, a few years ago. Her latest move is ruffling some feathers on Twitter today:
Santa Clara chipmaker Intel has won two awards for its efforts in hiring members of the National Guard and Reserve.
The company on Friday won the Extraordinary Employer Support Award for sustained support of the National Guard and Reserve Service. The Read More →
"We will get you in time."
— from a post by Instagram account rats215. The account — which the Philadelphia Inquirer reports has outed more than 30 witnesses to crimes since February — became inaccessible late last week. The Read More →
Conflict food — it's what's for dinner at a Pittsburgh restaurant. Etymology maps show the words for apple, bear and more in different European countries. "Small children will punch you in the back" and other bad TripAdvisor Read More →