Just in time for your happy hour: Pat and Mike tumble through the Tumblr/Yahoo deal, talk about Mr. Cook going to Washington and debate whether New York Times columnist Joe Nocera was right when he called Cook a liar.
You won’t want to miss their video recap of the week’s business news from Silicon Valley. Really. You won& ...
The Omidyar Network, a social impact investing fund, brought its annual gathering to Silicon Valley this week, hosting panels and talks on how to change the world.
It’s a big order, fueled by big ideas. Between sessions I sat down with Matt Bannick, the Redwood City-based investment fund’s managing partner. He explained th ...
We can all agree that Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post (wonder where she got the name?), knows a thing or two about capturing the eyeballs of wealthy readers and making them stick.
So, how does she do it? Good news. Yep. That’s what Huffington said when she stopped by Silicon Valley to chat with old friend and ...
Among the many things the tech industry has been criticized for — see today’s Quoted — it has been blasted for its attitude that technology can solve all the world’s ills. At Google I/O earlier this month, for example, CEO Larry Page said in a wide-ranging speech that one problem computers should already have solved is wor ...
Welcome to The Pitch, a new weekly Q&A feature that puts top Silicon Valley tech investors under the spotlight and gets them chatting about what kinds of deals they’re looking for — and the common pitfalls that can trap entrepreneurs.
First in the lineup is Paul Santinelli of North Bridge Venture Partners, who founded enterprise s ...
The rumor du jour on the Interwebs is that Google may be interested in buying Waze, the crowd-sourced traffic information app for smartphones, following earlier reports that Facebook was in talks over a possible $1 billion bid for the service.
Nobody’s saying anything, officially, as is typical with these kinds of things. But the Bloo ...
"We don’t know what the specific amount is going to be, but if it’s as significant as it’s projected, then on behalf of a very grateful state, I will happily go to Mark Zuckerberg’s house and wash his windows or Read More →
A British woman gives a whole new meaning to asparagus tips: She claims to be an asparamancer, a person who uses the vegetable to predict the future. Speaking of food, I plugged in "bacon" and "salad" into Read More →
• Zynga isn't the only game maker killing it today. EA shares are up sharply today after the Redwood City video-game maker yesterday reported earnings that beat expectations. The force was with Electronic Arts in the Read More →
Zynga shares got a shot of turbo and are zooming higher today after Facebook's IPO filing yesterday, which revealed that the social-games maker contributed 12 percent of the revenue — that amounts to more Read More →
"This is not a national security case, it's a sad case of the South Korean authorities' complete failure to understand sarcasm."
— Sam Zarifi of Amnesty International, which is urging South Korea to release a man who re-tweeted messages Read More →
Yes, Facebook has finally filed for its IPO. The much-anticipated filing includes plenty of interesting numbers, many of which are huge, eye-popping, astronomical and just about every other superlative you can think of. The Mercury NewsRead More →
Years after the case began — and amid the spotlight on recent anti-piracy efforts — Sweden's highest court has upheld the convictions of four men who ran the famous file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.
In 2009, the four men were each Read More →
• Yes, it all seems so long ago, but it's now time for video-game makers to reflect on what the holidays meant to them. For EA, MarketWatch says the key thing to watch is whether "Star Wars" and other new Read More →
"I worry about a loss of privacy because of the claimed benefit of 'simplicity.' This claim strikes me like the claim we often hear in large corporate merger proposals about so-called 'efficiencies.' Netflix announced a simpler billing practice a few Read More →