The rumor du jour on the Interweb is that Google may be interested in buying Waze, the crowd-sourced traffic information app for smartphones, following earlier unconfirmed reports that Facebook was in preliminary talks to pay $1 billion or more for the service.
Nobody’s saying anything, officially, as is usual with these kinds of thin ...
“It’s very possible for somebody to show up … and have had absolutely no exposure at all to politics, social issues, history. When the government shows up, it’s bad news. They go, ‘Oh , my God, government is evil, I didn’t understand how bad it was. We must fight it.’ ”
— Marc Andreessen ...
Have you seen Jon Stewart’s riff on Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance this week before Congress, a hearing over the company’s tax policies that came in with a roar and went out with a round of whimpering by our elected and Apple-loving officials?
If not, move your mouse immediately to view the clip at The Daily Show ...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer certainly has people paying attention: moms, telecommuters, Tumblr-heads and the rest of the tech world, of course. Now, professional photographers.
“Today, with cameras as pervasive as they are there’s no such thing really as professional photographers. … Certainly, there’s varying levels of skills ...
It’s not as big as Tumblr, at least not in value, but Yahoo has snapped up yet another small tech company – PlayerScale, a Belmont startup that makes software infrastructure for mobile games.
No price was disclosed, and it’s a sure bet that Yahoo isn’t paying anywhere near the $1.1 billion in cash that it’s laying out for Tumblr ...
Wall Street on Thursday seemed conflicted about Hewlett-Packard, following the Palo Alto company’s earnings report yesterday, which beat analysts expectations but showed a continued decline in sales and profit.
Here are a few examples from analysts’ notes to their clients:
“Meg Whitman, in our view, has made impressi ...
Google hasn't published an official response to the Wall Street Journal and Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer's revelations that it bypassed the security features in Apple's Safari browser, changes that allowed Google advertising cookies to be set on the browser. But Read More →
The day after a Wall Street Journal report that Google and other ad networks bypassed settings on Apple's Safari Web browser — which doesn't allow certain third-party cookies — reactions are mixed. While Read More →
"If ACTA is signed by all participating negotiating countries, you can rest
assured that Antisec will bring a [expletive deleted] mega-uber-awesome war that rain torrential hellfire down on all enemies of free speech, privacy and internet
freedom. We will systematically knock all Read More →
This one kind of got lost in the crush of other news, but it’s an interesting development for Hewlett-Packard here in Silicon Valley:
HP, which is in the process of closing its longtime campus in Cupertino, confirmed earlier this month that Read More →
Rounding up developments from Silicon Valley companies:
• Yes, Apple is making news again, as it has for most of the week.
First, the company is moving to bring the iOS and Mac experiences closer together with an upcoming Read More →
The anti-piracy battle continues to rage. Thousands have taken to the streets against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Europe. Yesterday, there were reports that Bulgaria and the Netherlands are refusing to sign ACTA, an international pact that aims Read More →
"After going to hell and back, this is a day to remember."
— Former Olympus CEO Michael Woodford, after the arrests of seven men, including the Japanese camera maker's former chairman, for their alleged roles in the company's huge Read More →
From backyard cottages to mini huts, small digs. AgeMaps show the aging process by splicing two photos — one from childhood, one from adulthood — of the same person together. (via Coudal) Papua New Guinea, Congo Read More →