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 ...
"I think you should make it so the game automatically shuts down when you have played for a long time."
— Ryan, third-grader who saw an NPR report about how the video-game industry — from game designers Read More →
Say this for Jason Calacanis: "Understated" isn't really in his vocabulary.
The guy who brought us the influential Silicon Alley Reporter during the dot-com bubble, then sold Weblogs to AOL for a reported $30 million, then co-founded Read More →
The rubber duck floats past the rest (Pac-Man et al) to secure a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" meets Thomas Kinkade When fonts fight. Speaking of letters, did you know "h" is Read More →
A new online tool allows the estimated 150 million people potentially affected by an Adobe hack to see if their email addresses were part of the leak.
A programmer identified as "programmer@Hilare_Belloc" developed the tool to let Read More →
The San Francisco-based Internet Archive is seeking donations to help recover from a fire that gutted one of its buildings and caused more than $1 million in damage.
A two-alarm blaze broke out at the nonprofit archive's scanning center Read More →
“Today, we rang the bell for hope and freedom!”
-- Vivienne Harr, 9-year-old activist from Marin County who was among those to ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday for Twitter's first day of Read More →
What would Apple, Google and Facebook's logos look like if they were rebranded as black metal bands? Wonder no more. Careers for nerds you probably hadn't considered: Creating the calendar for Major League Baseball, by hand. Read More →
Microsoft has announced it will stop providing updates for its aging Window XP operating system on April 8, which is potentially bad news for the 500 million-or-so people around the world who still use the 12-year-old software.
The biggest worry is Read More →