Nearly a dozen tech executives made Forbes magazine’s new list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” an annual ranking based on somewhat subjective assessments of the “money, media presence and impact” wielded by various female celebrities, politicians and business leaders around the globe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was rank ...
Tech and grub, two of our favorite things. We’re talking review site Yelp, which is seeing its shares dive today. They’re down about 7.5 percent to $29.20 as of this post.
Why the big dip? Investors could be spooked by what’s been called a combo-platter deal between Chicago-based GrubHub and New York-based Seamless, ...
For all you fanboys and fangals who hang on to every last twitch on every last brand-ranking listing out there, and we know there are a ton of them, here’s the latest – and it doesn’t look good for Apple:
The blog headlines tell it all. First, from CNET:
Customers not as happy with iPhone as they were last year
And t ...
Think peanut butter: “It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” That was the five-word acceptance speech of Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF, after he was presented a lifetime achievement award Tuesday at the Webby Awards. (See video below)
“End of story,” Wilhite says, according to the New York Times.
That settles ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown is one of the most vocal politicians about the dangers of climate change. In December 2011, he convened a summit at the California Academy of Sciences that began with a blistering attack on libertarians, the Republican party and others who deny that climate change is underway despite overwhelming scientific ...
“Your life is not worth a viral video.”
— Neil Katz, digital editor-in-chief for The Weather Channel, on the new breed of storm chasers — those armed with small video cameras and smartphones, even as he acknowledged that amateurs can produce compelling photos and videos. A storm chaser who’s been doing it for 18 year ...
Here are some burning social-networking questions for the tech world in 2012. These questions are by no means listed in order of importance. Also, in case some can't tell, the first is rhetorical.
• Will people learn to think before they Read More →
"By the look on their faces, they were in sheer terror. I don't know how this could have been a joke."
— Commander Rex Gilliland of the Coconino County Sheriff's Office Arizona, on the arrest of the parents of Read More →
A report this week from CNNMoney titled "Your cell phone is out of your control," which uses the recent Carrier IQ controversy as its first example, reminds GMSV that there's nowhere to hide nowadays. It was a big year Read More →
"What they were doing was spectacularly new. The idea of building computers out of your garage and marketing them and thereby creating a successful business — it just didn't compute for a lot of people."
— Henry Lowood, Stanford Read More →
"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 →