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 ...
We heard quite a bit from notoriously tight-lipped Apple last week — with, as we wrote, its top executives including CEO Tim Cook giving media interviews that coincided with the company's release of new iPhones and Read More →
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is in the final stages of eliminating 29,000 jobs to trim expenses. But she may have to cut its workforce even more, some industry experts predict.
In a recent note to their clients, Deutsche Bank analysts worried Read More →
Apple on Monday announced that it has sold 9 million iPhone 5c and 5s phones since sales began on Friday. In fact, iPhone sales are so good, that the company said that it's overall revenue and gross margins for Read More →
"It shows that the Academy has a modern, progressive streak. More companies are going to step forward to do this kind of thing, so more shows will be produced, more actors will be hired, more work done."
— Kevin Read More →
There was good news this week for YouTube fans who just can’t stand it when they're unable to watch the latest cute puppy video because they don’t have an Internet connection.
In a low-key announcement, the Google-owned service said Read More →
Once again we find ourselves standing at the corner of privacy and policy:
• California dreamin'? A so-called eraser bill in the Golden State has a provision intended to give kids a chance at online do-overs. The bill, poised to become Read More →
"I would love, love, love to show you what we are working on now, but I'd lose my job."
— Jony Ive, Apple's chief designer, in an interview with USA Today. Yes, Apple has been unusually talkative lately. (See Read More →
Friday morning is looking like it could be a busy one for Silicon Valley tech startups, with cloud players FireEye and Rocket Fuel going public and institutional investors clearly eager to buy in. Assuming Read More →