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Quoted: GoPro founder makes Forbes list of billionaires

"I was so scared that I would fail again that I was totally committed to succeed." — Nick Woodman, creator of the GoPro camera and first-timer on the Forbes list of the world's billionaires. San Mateo-based GoPro Read More →

Off topic: Life’s predictions, ISBNs, black dolls, sliced bread, wine facts

From pennies to video stores to dentists, things (or people) Life magazine predicted would be obsolete by the year 2000. Speaking of things possibly going away, the ISBN monopoly is being weakened by digital publishing. History, education and more: Read More →

Marketo IPO “could be the biggest of the year,” and we’re barely out of February

Earlier this week, San Mateo-based Marketo, which makes marketing automation software, announced it was getting ready to go public. The move was a bit unusual, because the company said it's going through the SEC's new Read More →

Apple’s still feeling the love

Its stock price is on the skids. It just weathered an embarrassing assault from an uppity activist investor. It has stumbled as it tries to meet surging demand for some of its products. And, oh yeah. There was that little Read More →

Hey, Apple Store! Where’s your restroom?

While the Apple shareholders meeting this week proved a real sleeper, CEO Tim Cook managed to lighten things up from time to time, promising to look into a shareholder's complaint that the new Apple Store in Santa Monica apparently Read More →

Apple’s party-pooper picks up his lawsuit and goes home

After successfully forcing Apple to do a last-minute edit of its agenda for this week's annual shareholders meeting, activist investor David Einhorn has withdrawn his legal assault aimed at getting the tech giant to share more of its huge cash Read More →

Larry Ellison’s name conspicuously absent in Sacramento Kings’ talk

More than a month after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was mentioned as a possible savior to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team from moving to Seattle, the multi-billionaire's name seems to have dropped out of the discussion. Last night, Sacramento Mayor Read More →

Privacy wars: A new spycam app, Do-Not-Track bill and EU privacy fight

And now for the latest developments in online privacy. Or lack thereof. • Got an old iPhone laying around your house? Turn it into a spycam! A new free app called Koozoo will do just that, turning a smartphone Read More →

VMware wants to crush Amazon; Tim Cook’s stock requirement; most popular teams on Twitter

Taking a quick lap around the tech world this morning: • There's a war going on over domination of the cloud, and Palo Alto-based VMware is making no secret of who it sees as its No. 1 enemy: Amazon. In a Read More →

Quoted: Groupon CEO leaves with a quip

"I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding -- I was fired today. If you're wondering why . . . you haven't been paying attention." -- Andrew Mason, founder and former CEO of Groupon, Read More →
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