“Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple.”
— David Karp, Tumblr CEO, on Yahoo’s $1.1 billion purchase of the popular blogging site, which was confirmed this morning. The all-cash deal keeps the company in New York, and Karp said everything from the team ...
As the head of IP and broadband development for Ericsson in Silicon Valley, Maya Strelar-Migotti wrestles with a problem that you hear many leaders of huge, global companies worry about all the time: Now that we’re gigantic and hidebound, how do we keep that start-up-like passion for innovation?
Strelar-Migotti told a cavernous ...
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 ...
"Wash teeth if any," and "love everybody" — it's that time of the year, perhaps Woody Guthrie's "New Year's Rulin's" will inspire you. "Although this dress was one of a kind, apparently he didn't think that I was Read More →
Capping off its awful year, Netflix has again made headlines with a steep drop in customer satisfaction, according to a holiday retail survey released today by analytics firm ForeSee. The firm notes that the company used to Read More →
It's a by-the-numbers kind of tech news day:
• Is downloading apps a new holiday tradition? Some numbers from Flurry, an analytics firm: 6.8 million Android and iOS mobile devices activated Christmas day, a roughly 140 percent surge from Read More →
"What is the economic value of a Twitter account with recent tweets such as 'Why does the bathroom smell like licorice?' and 'Dude, I was sedated last week' for a business like PhoneDog?"
— Jessica Godell of Partridge, a Read More →
Aboxalypse Now, a roundup of packaging-related facts. How many titles can you name in this 1980s film alphabet quiz? (via @brainpicker) Under a new calendar proposed by a couple of Johns Hopkins researchers, Christmas Read More →
A couple of Apple-related developments:
• What does Apple have up its sleeve for the coming year? If you guessed an iTV, you might be right. DigiTimes reports that based on what Apple suppliers are working on, the Read More →
Capping off what has been quite an eventful year in hacktivism, Anonymous has struck again. The group boasted over the weekend that it made Christmas donations to charities using thousands of stolen credit-card numbers from the client list of Stratfor, a company Read More →
"This is quite a Christmas present. It says, 'Keep it in your state and it’s legal.' Given the continuing budget crisis, and so many states looking for ways to raise money, it’s really a major decision."
— I. Nelson Read More →
As Google and Apple continue their battle for mobile dominance through their Android and iOS operating systems, a pair of new studies report some interesting findings.
The first, a report by Xyologic, finds that "iPhone Read More →