Has Google’s YouTube division sealed a deal to buy Twitch, the live video-game streaming service? VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi is reporting that he’s confirmed it with his sources, who say the deal is worth $1 billion.
Takahashi is a veteran Silicon Valley reporter (and a former Merc tech writer) who’s been covering the game industry ...
With all Hewlett-Packard has to worry about, it’s got to be a relief to the Palo Alto tech giant that it has finally resolved that nasty litigation by former rocker Chubby Checker over – let’s all take a deep breath here – a penis-measuring app.
Best known for his 1960s song The Twist, Checker had sued HP in 20 ...
“(Mars is a) fixer-upper of a planet.”
— Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, talks about his goal of getting to — and perhaps settling in — Mars to Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report” after Colbert expresses doubt about how feasible it is. Musk has expressed an interest in trips to Mars for a while, so while the planet ...
Basketball All-Star Carmelo Anthony just placed a big bet — off the court.
Anthony, a forward for the New York Knicks, has invested in a San Francisco kitchen-tech startup through his new venture capital firm, Melo7 Tech Partners. The startup, The Orange Chef Co., makes Internet-connected kitchen appliances, including a wireless ...
Twitter is the latest company to reveal the demographics of its workforce and like other companies, the micro-blogging firm’s employees are mostly white and male.
In a blog post entitled “Building a Twitter we can be proud of,” Janet Van Huysse, the company’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, revealed ...
“The more they do so, it means the media organization republishes the information and so much for the right to be forgotten. There is an issue there.”
— Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection commissioner, on Google informing the media about links it is removing — summing up a big problem with “the right to be forgo ...
Eric Schmidt has been talking a little trash about TV. The chairman of YouTube owner Google reportedly told advertisers this week that Internet video has already displaced television watching. With that in mind, let's take a look recent developments Read More →
"It's the goal of creating the most agile man-made thing that's ever existed."
— Rob Wood, engineering professor at Harvard, where he and other researchers have created a robot that can fly like, well, a fly. The development, 12 Read More →
CEO compensation vs. workers' median pay. Speaking of money, a chart that shows it can buy happiness, or at least what people say is satisfaction. My full name has 12,113 anagrams, according to this anagram Read More →
Facing intense opposition from Internet companies such as Google and Facebook, California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, has pulled her online privacy bill, dubbed "The Right to Know Act." Read More →
Warren is in the house.
And the crowd went wild.
Twitter is full of Warren Buffetts and W Buffetts and similar accounts posing as the Berkshire Hathaway billionaire, but the one and true @Warren Buffett -- as verified by Twitter -- sent Read More →
With a Democratic super-majority in the state legislature, lawmakers in Sacramento could pass tax increases without Republican votes.
Now Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) and Mark Leon (D-San Francisco) are pushing a highly contentious plan to tax oil that is pumped from Read More →
As Intel prepares for a passing of the torch in a couple of weeks — it announced today that COO Brian Krzanich will take over for Paul Otellini on May 16 — there is plenty of speculation about what the Read More →
"You've just got to consider: Would this go out on daytime television news? I don't think it would, even with a warning saying this is something you may want to avoid. It crosses a line."
— Stephen Balkam, CEO of Read More →