Nearly a dozen tech executives made Forbes magazine’s new list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” an annual ranking based on somewhat subjective assessments of the “money, media presence and impact” wielded by various female celebrities, politicians and business leaders around the globe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was rank ...
Tech and grub, two of our favorite things. We’re talking review site Yelp, which is seeing its shares dive today. They’re down about 7.5 percent to $29.20 as of this post.
Why the big dip? Investors could be spooked by what’s been called a combo-platter deal between Chicago-based GrubHub and New York-based Seamless, ...
For all you fanboys and fangals who hang on to every last twitch on every last brand-ranking listing out there, and we know there are a ton of them, here’s the latest – and it doesn’t look good for Apple:
The blog headlines tell it all. First, from CNET:
Customers not as happy with iPhone as they were last year
And t ...
Think peanut butter: “It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” That was the five-word acceptance speech of Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF, after he was presented a lifetime achievement award Tuesday at the Webby Awards. (See video below)
“End of story,” Wilhite says, according to the New York Times.
That settles ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown is one of the most vocal politicians about the dangers of climate change. In December 2011, he convened a summit at the California Academy of Sciences that began with a blistering attack on libertarians, the Republican party and others who deny that climate change is underway despite overwhelming scientific ...
“Your life is not worth a viral video.”
— Neil Katz, digital editor-in-chief for The Weather Channel, on the new breed of storm chasers — those armed with small video cameras and smartphones, even as he acknowledged that amateurs can produce compelling photos and videos. A storm chaser who’s been doing it for 18 year ...
Privacy issues are like weeds — they keep popping up.
• The FBI is looking for a company to build a system that can help it monitor social networks, according to New Scientist. Among the capabilities the FBI wants Read More →
Today we're stock watching in context of earnings reports.
• Netflix shares are soaring today, the day after the Los Gatos provider of DVD and streaming rentals reported earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations, and a gain Read More →
"We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into physical form. It will be physical objects. Or as we decided to call them: Physibles. ...The benefit to society is huge. No more shipping huge Read More →
Drama-filled Netflix is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after the markets close today. The Los Gatos company warned in October that it would continue to lose subscribers — the fourth quarter was the first full quarter after its Summer Read More →
"I wouldn’t say it is a two-horse race. There’s a horse in Redmond that always suits up and always runs."
— Tim Cook, Apple CEO, talks iOS vs. Android in smartphone market share — and indicates he Read More →
Misconceptions — from the Great Wall of China's visibility from space to swallowing spiders while we sleep — debunked, a video by C.G.P. Grey, master explainer. Beyond "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs": a long Read More →
As recently as seven years ago, Apple was at heart a computer that also had a sideline of digital music players. As recently as four years ago, you could make the case that Apple was a digital music company that Read More →
A couple of privacy-related developments:
• We mentioned the Supreme Court ruling yesterday that reins in warrantless GPS tracking as a law-enforcement tool. But as Howard Mintz of the Mercury News points out, the unanimous ruling was so narrow Read More →