Shares of Redwood City-based Oracle – which closed at $41.16 on Wednesday – were up more than 8 percent in early trading Thursday, following the company’s announcement yesterday that its second fiscal-quarter sales rose 3 percent from a year ago, though its profit dropped 2 percent.
In notes to their clients, some an ...
“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 ...
With our panoply of smart machines increasingly making decisions for us, Stanford University on Tuesday announced it is launching a century-long study to examine the societal implications of artificial intelligence.
The study will look into everything from the impact artificial intelligence will have on law and democracy to economics ...
It's been tweeted: Twitter's IPO filing — which has been long anticipated but whose timing seemed to be in the air amid a government shutdown — is here.
It's been written: This is the most anticipated IPO since Facebook went public Read More →
As they try to limit the fallout from the NSA surveillance revelations that includes Prism — a program that scoops up information from Americans' online communications — tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others have filed Read More →
"Oh, that's a Tesla, dude!"
— Passenger in the car from where video footage of what looks like a burning Tesla Model S was taken. Tesla shares continue to fall sharply today, the day after the news came out Read More →
Samsung smartphone and tablet users can now buy all their video apps, e-books and games using PayPal.
San Jose-based PayPal announced Wednesday that its mobile payments platform works across the Samsung ecosystem. PayPal is available on the Samsung Hub -- the Read More →
A musician's career can live and die by YouTube. The video platform has started careers — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were pretty much unheard of before they became a YouTube sensation with "Thrift Shop"— and can generate six-figure salaries for Read More →
"The Circle," a book about tech culture, isn't available to the general public yet. But there's already plenty of related buzz making the rounds.
The novel, written by Dave Eggers of "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and publishing house McSweeney's Read More →
"But at least I feel better."
— Bruce Swedal, a real estate agent in Denver who tweeted that Congress should be fired because of the U.S. government shutdown, isn't getting his hopes up that his tweet will make a Read More →