Coming next year to Netflix and possibly an Imax theater near you: the sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” At. The. Same. Time.
That’s right, Netflix is changing the entertainment game again with its deal with The Weinstein Co. (TWC), which will produce the movie. It’s the first deal of its kind, ...
Just when we were all getting comfy with Siri and the gang, using these voice-activated gods and goddesses to fulfill our every need, or at least the little needs like knowing what time it is, we get word from a bunch of uptight, glass-half-empty researchers at security firm AVG that these disembodied virtual assistants may act ...
As the cloud wars heat up, legacy companies Oracle and Cisco are challenging startups that have been steadily luring companies away from clunky old software and onto cloud programs.
The announcement this week of new cloud platforms and investments from these old-guard tech companies underscores the increasing competition among ...
“Never, ever do business with government. Love them. Don’t marry them. So, we never do projects for government.”
— Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, on avoiding doing business with the Chinese government. But Ma said on “60 Minutes” that Alibaba cooperates with the government when needed, especially when it& ...
Hoping to further its efforts to get its chips into a broader array of products, Santa Clara-based Intel has struck a deal to invest $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup of China to jointly make chips for mobile devices.
Intel said the investment will give it a 20 percent stake in Tsinghua, which owns semiconductor firms Spreadtru ...
There’s plenty of news about tech and privacy/surveillance, in the United States and beyond, and some of it might make you shudder:
• FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he’s concerned about Apple and Google’s moves to encrypt the data on their smartphones by default, therefore making it much harder for aut ...
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In an expected move this week, the software giant announced a company-wide reorganization intended to streamline the sprawling company, but it's anyone's guess whether the deck shuffling will work. Read More →
There has been a steady stream of reports about Prism, the NSA's mass surveillance program, this week. Some developments of note:
• Microsoft worked with the U.S. government to provide access to its users' communications, the Guardian has reported, Read More →
Happy Friday morning -- time once more for Elevator Pitch, the Q&A that puts Silicon Valley investors under the microscope. This week, we feature Tracy Isacke, who weighs in on the burgeoning trend of corporate venture capital.
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"I certainly would have thought a lot more about what I said and how permanent my writing is. ... I just want to make it clear that people should be very, very careful of what they say and it’s being Read More →
In Florida, there are mermaids on the state payroll. Wretched Refuse, a blog whose motto is "saving the world by fiddling with garbage." (via Metafilter) On a similar note, here's a photo essay about a children's orchestra Read More →
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has told Alan Ohnsman, the great Tesla beat reporter for Bloomberg, that Model S production exceeds 400 cars per week. Telsa's production rate is a source of endless fascination for analysts and a Read More →