EBay had grand plans to become one of the fastest retail delivery services on the Internet, zipping electronics, food and toiletries to your front door in an hour or less.
But sometimes best-laid plans and the economics of the low-margin retail business don’t agree.
More than two years after launching eBay Now, an on-demand shop ...
Hewlett-Packard may have missed some analyst expectations when it announced its fourth-quarter earnings report Tuesday, but investors don’t seem to be fazed. Shares of the Silicon Valley tech giant are up more than 3.6 percent today, further adding to its 35 percent gain so far this year.
The company reported mixed results: PC s ...
David McCandless, a London-based journalist, writer, designer and number-cruncher extraordinaire, has sunk his teeth into the gender gap that is Silicon Valley these days.
In a very cool (if slightly depressing) graphic, McCandless and his colleagues at Information Is Beautiful have broken down the workforces at leading tech companies ...
“The stars just seemed to be aligned for this. You just think, ‘This is the one.’ It’s like dating.”
— Joey Grisham, president of the economic development corporation in Hutto, Texas, which fought hard to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to Austin. But Tesla spurned Texas (and Arizona and New Mexico and California) ...
“Spotify has shown people value streaming, and that means somewhere someone could use that value in a bigger chess game.” — James McQuivey, analyst with Forrester Research, isn’t optimistic about Spotify’s prospects over the next five years. He says big companies such as Apple, Google or Amazon could just as we ...
Hewlett-Packard is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after the markets close today. The big focus: the future, specifically the company’s pending breakup.
HP announced in October that it would split its PC and printer division from its business hardware and services unit by the end of 2015. Analyst and investor reactio ...
It's been tweeted: Twitter's IPO filing — which has been long anticipated but whose timing seemed to be in the air amid a government shutdown — is here.
It's been written: This is the most anticipated IPO since Facebook went public Read More →
As they try to limit the fallout from the NSA surveillance revelations that includes Prism — a program that scoops up information from Americans' online communications — tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others have filed Read More →
"Oh, that's a Tesla, dude!"
— Passenger in the car from where video footage of what looks like a burning Tesla Model S was taken. Tesla shares continue to fall sharply today, the day after the news came out Read More →
Samsung smartphone and tablet users can now buy all their video apps, e-books and games using PayPal.
San Jose-based PayPal announced Wednesday that its mobile payments platform works across the Samsung ecosystem. PayPal is available on the Samsung Hub -- the Read More →
A musician's career can live and die by YouTube. The video platform has started careers — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were pretty much unheard of before they became a YouTube sensation with "Thrift Shop"— and can generate six-figure salaries for Read More →
"The Circle," a book about tech culture, isn't available to the general public yet. But there's already plenty of related buzz making the rounds.
The novel, written by Dave Eggers of "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and publishing house McSweeney's Read More →
"But at least I feel better."
— Bruce Swedal, a real estate agent in Denver who tweeted that Congress should be fired because of the U.S. government shutdown, isn't getting his hopes up that his tweet will make a Read More →