TiECon, Silicon Valley’s annual mega-networking conference, is leaning in big time this year.
For the second year in a row the event, which draws entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technologists and journalists from around the world to panel discussions and on-stage interviews, is featuring a special Women’s Forum, a nod to the relat ...
In case it isn’t clear, that picture above is an electric guitar made out of Legos. An actual, playable guitar powered by Lego’s newest Mindstorms robotic system.
The folks from Lego Mindstorms stopped by this week to show off that new system, called the EV3, and some of the cool things users will be able to build with it. ...
Tech and basketball, a sequel: The new majority owner of the Sacramento Kings is a team led by Tibco Software Chairman and CEO Vivek Ranadive, pending approval. Other tech names on the 30-strong buyers’ team, according to the Associated Press: Former Facebook exec Chris Kelly, and the Jacobs family, owners of Qualcomm.
How did R ...
OK, so maybe making fun of venture capitalists is like shooting fish in a barrel. (Note: No fish were harmed in the producing of this blog post.)
That said, the group behind a movement to get a statue of Nikola Tesla erected in Palo Alto (one of the many hearts of Silicon Valley) has done a wonderful job of it. My column on the statue ...
Today we’re rounding up tidbits of tech “issues” from this week, from guns to prostitution to gay marriage:
• LinkedIn doesn’t want to be the network for the world’s oldest profession. This week, the Mountain View company updated its terms of service. Under the header “Don’t undertake the foll ...
Update: Yahoo said late Friday that it’s planning a press event Monday afternoon in New York City, although it would not say if the event is related to the Tumblr rumors.
Multiple reports across the Interweb today are suggesting that Yahoo is in serious talks for a potential billion-dollar acquisition of Tumblr, the social blo ...
"The cartoon version is a robber coming in, opening a safe, stealing and running out, while a closed-circuit television just sees the safe as closed."
— Martin McCall, a theoretical physicist at Imperial College London, on how researchers at Read More →
• TiVo shares are surging today, up more than 9.5 percent to about $9.75 after news that it won a patent claim against AT&T — and amid optimism in the broader stock markets. AT&T reportedly will pay the Read More →
• Google is punishing itself. It has demoted search results for its Chrome Web browser for at least 60 days in response to news that one of its ad campaigns violated its own policies on paid links. After Read More →
"While I’m sure Scott’s decision is a shock to many of you, as it was to me, there is one thing I am certain of: PayPal has an enormous opportunity in front of it and we will not slow down. Read More →
About three months after firing CEO Carol Bartz, Yahoo is turning to a Silicon Valley executive to fix what ails it. Can Scott Thompson deliver?
As president of PayPal, a division of eBay, Thompson didn't have to answer Read More →
In ramping up its ads and marketing amid growing competition, scrutiny and controversy, as the Mercury News' Mike Swift reported last month (and as the New York Times wrote about over the weekend), at least one effort by Read More →
It's a new year, time to take your tablets news:
• RIM has lowered the price of all BlackBerry PlayBook tablets to $299. The promotion, which lasts till Feb. 4, is available on the company's website. The regular price for the Read More →
"An authoritarian style of rule is characteristic of me, and I have always admitted it. You need to control the country, and the main thing is not to ruin people's lives."
— Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, in 2003, Read More →