Have you seen Jon Stewart’s riff on Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance this week before Congress, a hearing 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’s website.
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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 ...
In a presidential debate last fall, Republican candidate Mitt Romney famously called Tesla Motors (and other clean energy companies that got federal loans) a “loser.” Sarah Palin lumped Tesla in with struggling Fisker Automotive in a Facebook post in April. And Fox News has been highly critical of Tesla – until recen ...
“The libertarians’ zeal took Bitcoin from nothing to something, and then you had people that were attracted by the anonymous nature, who mostly use it for online gambling. But the appeal of zero transaction costs is universal.”
— Jeremy Liew, a partner with Menlo Park-based Lightspeed Venture Partners. With investor ...
Online meets offline, the virtual becomes real, what's old is new again. Some recent developments that show some companies are trying to cover all the bases.
• Google is working on a home-entertainment system that will be available this Read More →
"None of the fun sites such as Facebook work anymore. All I can read is official Iranian news Web sites."
— A 27-year-old man quoted in a Washington Post story about Iran's increasing control over the Internet in that Read More →
From economics to policies of exclusion to political interpretation, alternative maps of the United States. The Joy of Stats: 200 countries, 200 years of human progress in a 4-minute video. From governmental to criminal, Read More →
I'll miss Craig Silverstein, Google's first employee, who confirmed to me Thursday that he's leaving Google to work for the educational beacon Khan Academy. He was always a great interview, had a great sense of humor, and seemed to be Read More →
Those 191 pages the FBI released about Steve Jobs today were a fairly quick read. That's because there was no new dirt that hasn't already been previously disclosed, discussed and analyzed about the late Apple co-founder Read More →
This morning we're keeping an eye on the stock tickers in the wake of acquisition news and more.
• Oracle is buying Bay Area-based Taleo, a maker of cloud-based human-resources software, for $1.9 billion. The Redwood City tech giant Read More →
"I had concerns about the software patent system in the U.S., and this particular patent is key in raising those concerns."
— Tim Berners-Lee, widely credited as one of the fathers of the Web, testifies on the stand in Read More →
• Cisco Systems is scheduled to report earnings after the stock markets close today, and the key question for the San Jose company is whether its comeback is on track. Last year, the networking-equipment maker made big moves Read More →
Today's news grab bag features trouble — in the form of competition and issues such as security and privacy — for some tech companies.
• Stepping up its competition with Netflix, Amazon.com today announced a deal with Viacom that Read More →