Shares of Redwood City-based Oracle – which closed at $41.16 on Wednesday – were up more than 8 percent in early trading Thursday, following the company’s announcement yesterday that its second fiscal-quarter sales rose 3 percent from a year ago, though its profit dropped 2 percent.
In notes to their clients, some an ...
“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 ...
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, is a futurist who regularly speaks off the cuff. Covering Musk is similar to covering a presidential campaign: everything that Musk says is scrutinized, he doesn't always stay on message, and the guy Read More →
Sometimes, when I get a pitch from Blue Jeans Networks, I think of the David Bowie song. But the Mountain View video collaboration service on Wednesday was hearing a different sound: "Ka-ching!" The company Read More →
The wait is over: Apple has released iOS 7.
The radical remake of the operating system that underlies the iPhone and iPad went live on Apple's servers around 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Before then, Apple iPhone and Read More →
Your umpteenth NSA spying roundup:
• A declassified opinion released Tuesday by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which as we have notedhas criticized the NSA for flouting the law in some of its data collection, upholds Read More →
Part of the ease and pleasure of taking an Uber car around the Bay Area is the frictionless payment at the end of your trip. You get to your destination, tired, maybe after a few drinks, and grateful that you Read More →
"The objective of the mission was to convey to Chancellor (Angela Merkel) and Minister of Defence Thomas de Maizière what it’s like to be suddenly observed from a drone."
— Markus Barenhoff, vice chairman of the German Pirate Party, Read More →