We’ve got your Yahoo news roundup right here. First, what will Yahoo do with all that cash from selling some of its stake in Alibaba? All that cash, by the way, is about $9.4 billion.
In a filing Tuesday, that’s how much Yahoo said it hauled in after it sold 140 million shares in Alibaba’s U.S. IPO, leaving it ...
Social news site Reddit has raised $50 million from celebrities such as rapper Snoop Dogg and actor and musician Jared Leto, raising concerns among the loyal Reddit community that changes may be ahead for the popular website.
Also joining in the funding round, which raises San Francisco-based Reddit’s valuation to $500 mi ...
With data breaches hitting the news increasingly, many fed-up consumers are holding the targeted companies accountable, according to a new study.
Of 2,000 consumers surveyed by Mountain View security company HyTrust, 51 percent said they’d take their business elsewhere if their social security number, credit-card details ...
“At Oracle, silver medal is first loser.”
— Safra Catz, Oracle co-CEO, on the company’s place in applications software. She told Bloomberg: “We’re No. 1 in database, we’re No. 1 in middleware, but we’re No. 2 in applications.” Bloomberg points out Catz has helmed the software giant’s “a ...
As the cloud wars heat up, legacy companies Oracle and Cisco are challenging startups that have been steadily luring companies away from clunky old software and onto cloud programs.
The announcement this week of new cloud platforms and investments from these old-guard tech companies underscores the increasing competition among ...
“Never, ever do business with government. Love them. Don’t marry them. So, we never do projects for government.”
— Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, on avoiding doing business with the Chinese government. But Ma said on “60 Minutes” that Alibaba cooperates with the government when needed, especially when it& ...
Amid reports about how smarter — Internet-connected, you dig? — homes and appliances and things inevitably pose security risks, we make a couple of stops around the old (in)security block:
• Parents buy baby monitors to help keep an Read More →
Tesla Motors will open a new Supercharger station at its Fremont factory, the 18th in a growing network. The maker of the all-electric Model S sedan is rapidly expanding charging stations, which are free to Model S drivers, along Read More →
"Director Clapper will not be a part of the group, and is not leading or directing the group’s efforts. The White House is selecting the members of the Review Group, consulting appropriately with the Intelligence Community."
— Caitlin Hayden, Read More →
Zynga just underwent yet another executive shakeup, this time led by its new CEO, Don Mattrick.
The social gaming company announced late Tuesday that three top executives, each of whom had miraculoulsy survived past purges, are Read More →
Conditioned for our comfort: Some buttons — at crosswalks, in elevators — are just there for show. In Hong Kong, the Gucci- and Chanel-carrying "wealthy" who need a loan can hand over their purses for collateral. Read More →
File these couple of items under Bad Publicity: a public firing by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, and an LG phone giveaway gone awry.
• First, in case you missed it, Armstrong last Friday fired a Patch executive mid-conference call, as the Read More →
With BlackBerry now officially for sale, the speculation has begun about who might buy the company.
The early consensus? While there are lots of potential suitors, no one company or entity makes an obvious or ideal match. And there's at least Read More →
Last year, we wrote about how 3D printing could be a boon to copyright lawyers. That day could be here any second, judging from a recent exchange between an iPhone dock maker and the maker of "Game of Read More →
San Mateo-based SolarCity announced Tuesday that it plans to buy Paramount Solar, a subsidiary of Paramount Equity, in a transaction valued at roughly $120 million. The deal gives SolarCity access to Paramount's remote selling capability, which should further drive Read More →