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 ...
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 →
If I told you four of Silicon Valley's most influential tech investors were joining forces in a new specialty fund, you'd probably want to know more, right?
So check it out: That fund, appropriately called Data Read More →
"It's my belief that if we are aware of death, and our own expiration, that we will have a greater appreciation for life."
— Fredrik Colting, inventor of the Tikker, a wristwatch that supposedly counts down to a user's Read More →
As Apple executives appeared before the Cupertino City Council Tuesday night for final approval to plop its proposed spaceship-shaped headquarters into the leafy bowels of this Silicon Valley town of 60,000, many observers figured the hearing would be perfunctory and Read More →
Amazon, working with HTC, has a smartphone that's in the "late stages" of development that may launch as early as next year and has two other phones in the development, according to a report. Read More →
Couchsurfing, the website that pioneered the crowdsourced hospitality industry, is undergoing some major changes.
And they may not be good ones.
Last week, Couchsurfing CEO Tony Espinoza resigned. Couchsurfing director Jen Billock will become the interim CEO as the company searches for Read More →