We’ve got your Yahoo news roundup right here. First, what will Yahoo do with all that cash from selling some of its stake in Alibaba? All that cash, by the way, is about $9.4 billion.
In a filing Tuesday, that’s how much Yahoo said it hauled in after it sold 140 million shares in Alibaba’s U.S. IPO, leaving it ...
Social news site Reddit has raised $50 million from celebrities such as rapper Snoop Dogg and actor and musician Jared Leto, raising concerns among the loyal Reddit community that changes may be ahead for the popular website.
Also joining in the funding round, which raises San Francisco-based Reddit’s valuation to $500 mi ...
With data breaches hitting the news increasingly, many fed-up consumers are holding the targeted companies accountable, according to a new study.
Of 2,000 consumers surveyed by Mountain View security company HyTrust, 51 percent said they’d take their business elsewhere if their social security number, credit-card details ...
“At Oracle, silver medal is first loser.”
— Safra Catz, Oracle co-CEO, on the company’s place in applications software. She told Bloomberg: “We’re No. 1 in database, we’re No. 1 in middleware, but we’re No. 2 in applications.” Bloomberg points out Catz has helmed the software giant’s “a ...
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& ...
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.
Q: How’d Read More →
"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 →
On Wednesday, the California Public Utilities Commission released its annual report about the California Solar Initiative, the program designed to grow rooftop solar in the state.
In the report, which covers the first quarter of 2013, PG&E has 77,782 solar Read More →
A couple years back, Peter Relan -- the less-famous (or infamous?) co-founder of dot-com morality tale Webvan -- launched a startup incubator called YouWeb. His thesis: Successful startups could be hatched for far less than the $800 million the online Read More →
Of all the moves Yahoo has made under Marissa Mayer to revive its brand -- buying Tumblr, buying Summly (and any other start-up that appears to be missing a vowel) -- the company's aggressive stance on the National Read More →