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& ...
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 →
"When it comes to sharing and socializing with feds, recent revelations have made many in the community uncomfortable about this relationship. Therefore, I think it would be best for everyone involved if the feds call a "time-out" and not attend Read More →
Shervin Pishevar is an unconventional tech investor. As an angel, he was an early backer of companies ranging from Socialcam to Klout to Blackjet to TaskRabbit. After joining Menlo Ventures in 2011, he helped nudge Read More →
How is the government using online tools? Here are a couple of examples. (And yes, there's an NSA spying reference included here.)
First, MIT Media Labs has created Immersion, which lets users see what can be gleaned from their Gmail Read More →
Apple's iPads dominate the tablet market. Google and Apple top the smartphone market. What are competitors to do? A couple of them are getting rid of executives, that's what.
BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research in Motion, Read More →
Yes, today marks the fifth anniversary of one of the most blessed events in the annals of Silicon Valley tech history - the Apple App Store turns FIVE!
Celebrations are breaking out all over. Well, at least at Apple HQ where Read More →
"While many of the trial’s fact witnesses who are employed by Apple and the Publisher Defendants were less than forthcoming, the contemporaneous documentary record was replete with admissions about their scheme. "
— U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Read More →
3D printers may soon have a new material with which to print that's stronger than the plastics they typically use, able to conduct electricity and, well, cool: liquid metal.
A team of scientists at North Carolina State University have Read More →
Man leaves $500 tips for waiters and waitresses around the United States to fulfill his brother's last wish. (via Gawker) Where bribery thrives around the world, mapped. Watch worms, play a little game, help scientists. Read More →