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 ...
With our panoply of smart machines increasingly making decisions for us, Stanford University on Tuesday announced it is launching a century-long study to examine the societal implications of artificial intelligence.
The study will look into everything from the impact artificial intelligence will have on law and democracy to economics ...
Sure, Facebook and Google regularly top the "best places to work" — perks do make a difference — rankings. But Juniper Networks more than other top tech companies really puts its money where its mouth is.
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Security researchers this week demonstrated that the iMessage system has some built-in flaws that would allow it to be compromised by a man-in-the-middle attack, including one by Apple itself. Read More →
For the second time in three and a half months, BART workers walked off the job at midnight Thursday, leaving 400,000 commuters scrambling for a ride to work.
And for the second time since the July strike, commuters turned to the Read More →
The federal shutdown may be over (for now), but President Obama's new healthcare law continues to be one of the nation's hottest topics. In this week's edition of Elevator Pitch, we ask health-tech investor Lisa Suennen what Read More →
From books to movies, tech ties are all over the place. Here are a couple.
• Worked at Facebook, check. Silicon Valley reality TV show, check. Production studio, check. Now Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Read More →
"If I see someone in a Chive T-shirt, I know what kind of person they are and that I’ll probably get along with them. They’re funny, not easily offended, they like to party. And they love Bill f---ing Murray."
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Do the tech industry's wealthy players have the answers to the news media's ills — namely, sustainability in the age of free content and competition with Internet companies for ad revenue? There is some optimism, although some point Read More →