“Sometimes companies have to act their age.”
— Aswath Damodaran, professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, on the nearly 21-year-old Yahoo. A New York Times Magazine story explores CEO Marissa Mayer’s efforts to restore the Silicon Valley company to its former glory. But Damodaran suggests Yahoo should be co ...
“This is a well-known bright line and I can’t believe they crossed it. Anyone who is familiar with the assets and capabilities of the United States would never do what they did.”
— Philip Lieberman, security expert with Lieberman Software, on the Sony Pictures hackers’ threats against potential moviegoers. The ...
In his latest philanthropic endeavor, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker is giving $24 million of his own money to prop up an allergy research center at Stanford University.
Parker, best known perhaps as founding president of Facebook and founder of Napster, the file-sharing service and music piracy site that was shut d ...
One of the arguments employed by those against net neutrality and reclassification of broadband is that it would negatively affect investment in broadband networks. But for those keeping track at home, the number of broadband providers that say reclassification wouldn’t hurt investment is now at four. That’s Verizon, Comca ...
With our panoply of smart machines increasingly making decisions for us, Stanford University on Tuesday announced it is launching a century-long study to examine the societal implications of artificial intelligence.
The study will look into everything from the impact artificial intelligence will have on law and democracy to economics ...
It’s that time of year, and Google has again released its top search trends for 2014. The lists offer an intriguing glimpse back at what we were all consumed most by during the year, patterns that are reflected in the words and phrases we search for.
Some surprises. Some no-brainers.
So without further ado, here are more Top Sea ...
Once again we find ourselves standing at the corner of privacy and policy:
• California dreamin'? A so-called eraser bill in the Golden State has a provision intended to give kids a chance at online do-overs. The bill, poised to become Read More →
"I would love, love, love to show you what we are working on now, but I'd lose my job."
— Jony Ive, Apple's chief designer, in an interview with USA Today. Yes, Apple has been unusually talkative lately. (See Read More →
Friday morning is looking like it could be a busy one for Silicon Valley tech startups, with cloud players FireEye and Rocket Fuel going public and institutional investors clearly eager to buy in. Assuming Read More →
So, the Memphis Business Journal reports that this rough-and-tumble, one-on-one basketball match-up between Ubiquiti Networks CEO (and a Memphis Grizzlies owner) Robert Pera and Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen is actually going to happen.
I know. You've been dying of Read More →
News from the wide, wild world of social media:
• Facebook Likes are constitutionally protected, a court decided Wednesday. The decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., reverses a lower court's ruling in a Read More →
Oracle's shares slumped a bit in early trading Thursday, following the Redwood City giant's latest financial report, which beat Wall Street's forecast on earnings, but fell slightly below expectations on revenue.
Yet despite its caution that its business might Read More →
"I don’t feel euphoric on the up, and I don’t slit my wrists when it goes down. I have ridden the roller coaster too many times for that."
— Tim Cook, Apple CEO, on the company's stock price — Read More →