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Larry Ellison’s name conspicuously absent in Sacramento Kings’ talk

More than a month after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was mentioned as a possible savior to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team from moving to Seattle, the multi-billionaire's name seems to have dropped out of the discussion. Last night, Sacramento Mayor Read More →

Privacy wars: A new spycam app, Do-Not-Track bill and EU privacy fight

And now for the latest developments in online privacy. Or lack thereof. • Got an old iPhone laying around your house? Turn it into a spycam! A new free app called Koozoo will do just that, turning a smartphone Read More →

VMware wants to crush Amazon; Tim Cook’s stock requirement; most popular teams on Twitter

Taking a quick lap around the tech world this morning: • There's a war going on over domination of the cloud, and Palo Alto-based VMware is making no secret of who it sees as its No. 1 enemy: Amazon. In a Read More →

Quoted: Groupon CEO leaves with a quip

"I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding -- I was fired today. If you're wondering why . . . you haven't been paying attention." -- Andrew Mason, founder and former CEO of Groupon, Read More →

How much do we hate robocallers?

After my recent article about the obnoxious junk calls I've been getting from a Sacramento carpet cleaning service called Ray's, I was deluged with calls and e-mails from folks who've been driven half-crazy by persistent and annoying robocallers. Some readers Read More →

Groupon’s CEO: ‘I was fired today’ ..

Andrew Mason earned a reputation for wise-cracking when he was CEO of the one-time phenom that was the daily-deal start-up Groupon. He stayed true to form when he was forced out of the struggling online company on Thursday. “After four and Read More →

A little gasoline for Yahoo’s work-from-home bonfire

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s recent move to order the company’s telecommuters back into the office has sparked a debate that doesn’t seem to be dying down. Lots of people have strong opinions about the benefits of having a Read More →

Online gambling: Nevada, N.J., Delaware and Zynga — they’re all in

Nevada did it last week, and New Jersey did it this week. We're talking legalizing online gambling, a potential gold mine for revenue-hungry states and casinos and tech companies such as Zynga, which reportedly already has Read More →

Quoted: Carly Fiorina talks Marissa Mayer and other female execs under the microscope

"Yahoo is a big company in the midst of yet another turnaround attempt. Attention will be paid to their CEO. Is the attention hotter, more critical, because she’s a woman? Probably." — Carly Fiorina, fired former CEO of Read More →
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