For the second year in a row, Bill Gates surprised one lucky recipient in Reddit’s annual Secret Santa gift exchange.
A 25-year-old Redditor with the handle Calid7 write an excited post last week after receiving a Loki helmet (from the “Thor” movie), a coffee-table book of African photos, a polio virus stuffed animal ...
eBay CEO John Donahoe has 23 million reasons to stick around until the company splits in two next year. The San Jose-based e-commerce giant will spend more than $35 million to retain Donahoe and four other top executives until PayPal is spun off, according to an SEC filing.
The five execs will be out of a job once the split, which was ...
“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 ...
"What started out as an intended parody account of D.C. culture developed over time into a series of inappropriate and mean-spirited comments."
— Jofi Joseph, who was fired from his job on the National Security Council nuclear non-proliferation team Read More →
Join Pat & Mike as they, well mostly Pat, talks about Apple's big announcements concerning the iPad Air, the iPad Mini and the free software that Apple is rolling out. Did I say free?
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What are you doing during Apple's big event besides hanging on to our very own Troy Wolverton's every live-blogged word? If you said "playing Apple Keynote Bingo," bingo!
Besides sigh about the latest must-have gadget that's going Read More →
Videos of beheadings are back on Facebook, and so is the controversy over them.
As we wrote in May, Facebook had first refused to take down videos showing decapitations, then banned them after an outcry. Now the social network Read More →
Even as Apple prepared to unveil its latest iPads on Tuesday, the Cupertino-based company is planning to produce ultra-high definition televisions with a frameless design and screens up to 65 inches late next year.
Masahiko Ishino, a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Read More →
One way cyber crooks scam consumers is by setting up bogus or so-called spoofed websites, where they lure people into revealing their financial or other personal information, which the crooks then steal.
And it turns out the most popular U.S. location Read More →
"In government, there are some things that private companies do that you can't do — free meals for employees or an on-site executive chef, for example — which are valued fringe benefits at a lot of leading tech companies. Those Read More →
On the eve of Apple's expected announcement of a fifth-generation iPad and a souped-up iPad mini 2 with Retina display, a new report from Gartner says while global shipments of devices for 2013 will climb 4.5 percent over last Read More →