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 ...
It wasn't just standing-room-only when Marissa Mayer took the stage Wednesday afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference: It was pushing-and-shoving-out-to-the-very-edges-of-the-room-only. The place was so packed that security guards had to keep shooing conference-goers away from the stairwells Read More →
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer found herself parrying a barrage of tough questions from TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington at the news blog's annual Disrupt conference on Wednesday, which began with Arrington ridiculing the company's recently revamped logo and ended with him pressing Read More →
It's the third and final day of Silicon Valley's biggest event of the year ... well, of the week, anyway. Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg are the headliners this afternoon, but the morning sessions haven't been too slouchy either, with Read More →
Apple's failure to blow the world away during Tuesday's event has taken a pretty big bite out of its shares today. They were down about 5 percent to $469.65 as of this post, continuing the drop that started yesterday after Read More →
The NSA's spying programs are supposed to be checked by a special court, but newly released documents show its collection of phone records from 2006 to 2009 violated court-approved privacy protections. It's just the latest proof that the agency takes Read More →
Intel's announcement Tuesday that it is developing a new family of chips, dubbed Quark, for the vast array of gadgets getting connected to the Internet seems to have intrigued analysts, but not overwhelmed them.
Intel gets the vast majority of its Read More →
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg was in China this week, promoting her book “Lean In” by speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing.
But she wasn’t just there to talk about women and workplace equity Read More →
"They bore the hell out of me. They’re one-dimensional and can only talk about one thing. I'm used to brilliant men in my life who leave their work, and they have many other interests."
— Denise Hale, longtime San Read More →