eBay CEO John Donahoe has 23 million reasons to stick around until the company splits in two next year. The San Jose-based e-commerce giant will spend more than $35 million to retain Donahoe and four other top executives until PayPal is spun off, according to an SEC filing.
The five execs will be out of a job once the split, which was ...
“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 ...
We heard quite a bit from notoriously tight-lipped Apple last week — with, as we wrote, its top executives including CEO Tim Cook giving media interviews that coincided with the company's release of new iPhones and Read More →
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is in the final stages of eliminating 29,000 jobs to trim expenses. But she may have to cut its workforce even more, some industry experts predict.
In a recent note to their clients, Deutsche Bank analysts worried Read More →
Apple on Monday announced that it has sold 9 million iPhone 5c and 5s phones since sales began on Friday. In fact, iPhone sales are so good, that the company said that it's overall revenue and gross margins for Read More →
"It shows that the Academy has a modern, progressive streak. More companies are going to step forward to do this kind of thing, so more shows will be produced, more actors will be hired, more work done."
— Kevin Read More →
There was good news this week for YouTube fans who just can’t stand it when they're unable to watch the latest cute puppy video because they don’t have an Internet connection.
In a low-key announcement, the Google-owned service said Read More →
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 →