“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 ...
It’s that time of year, and Google has again released its top search trends for 2014. The lists offer an intriguing glimpse back at what we were all consumed most by during the year, patterns that are reflected in the words and phrases we search for.
Some surprises. Some no-brainers.
So without further ado, here are more Top Sea ...
As the Twitter IPO world turns this week, here's what's going on with the company that brought us the Twitterverse:
• It increased the starting price range for its IPO to $23 to $25, up from $17 to $20. The Read More →
"The closer you get to it and see how the sausage is made, the more you go, oh my God! These guys don’t even actually know the budget. It makes you think: can complex, technocratically deep things – like running Read More →
It's not the size or shape of the famous spaceship-like campus Apple is building in Silicon Valley, but a Google campus in London that's scheduled to open in a few years sounds a bit out of this world Read More →
Elon Musk, the CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has purchased a new home in Bel Air for $6.75 million, according to Trulia. It's directly across the street from the $17 million house that Musk purchased in January Read More →
There are increasing signs that Google may be hoping to use its mysterious fleet of ocean-going barges as some kind of high-tech, floating showrooms for Glass and other projects that come out of Google X – the top-secret division responsible Read More →
"Yelp has devised a system of cult-like rewards and disciplines to motivate its non-wage-paid writers to labor without wages or expense reimbursement, in violation of equitable principles and the FLSA [Fair Labor Standard Act], by offering such rewards as trinkets, Read More →
"I quit because baseball was sacred to me until I started getting paid for it," writes a former Cubs player who studies creative writing and philosophy and says he loves school more than baseball. Eating wisely at Read More →
Airline passengers who can’t stand to be separated from their tablets, MP3 players and smartphones while flying America's airlines will finally be allowed to use them in flight -- but they still won’t be allowed to make cell phone Read More →
Face it: You could sell a box of rocks with puppies.
In a version of teaching new dogs old tricks, Shutterfly -- one of the digital era's first personal online photo vaults -- has reached for one of the oldest tricks Read More →