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 ...
Once again, we’re making a couple of stops at the corner of tech and privacy.
• Facebook’s relaunched ad platform, Atlas, will allow advertisers to track users outside Facebook, across devices and even “connect online campaigns to actual offline sales,” according to a company blog post. The users suppose ...
“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& ...
Hoping to further its efforts to get its chips into a broader array of products, Santa Clara-based Intel has struck a deal to invest $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup of China to jointly make chips for mobile devices.
Intel said the investment will give it a 20 percent stake in Tsinghua, which owns semiconductor firms Spreadtru ...
There’s plenty of news about tech and privacy/surveillance, in the United States and beyond, and some of it might make you shudder:
• FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he’s concerned about Apple and Google’s moves to encrypt the data on their smartphones by default, therefore making it much harder for aut ...
“New founders in last 10 years have ONLY been in environment where money is always easy to raise at higher valuations. THAT WILL NOT LAST. When the market turns, and it will turn, we will find out who has been swimming without trunks on: many high burn rate co’s will VAPORIZE.”
— Marc Andreessen, venture capit ...
File this under "F" for futile: The Army is restricting access to the Guardian website to try to crack down on leaks, the Monterey County Herald reports. The Guardian was the first to write about the extent of Read More →
Jack Dorsey is at it again.
His company Square, considered by some to be the best invention of 2010, introduced on Wednesday an online marketplace to compete with Internet merchants such as Etsy and eBay.
Square started as a mobile payments platform Read More →
"I also just wanted think Larry as well. [Oracle is] always there for us whenever we need them. They are a true partner, they've always been a true partner."
— Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, on Thursday's conference call Read More →
Liar, liar, he's for hire. New research makes it sound so easy: "People who have good self-control do a number of things that bring them happiness — namely, they avoid problematic desires and conflict." Technological advances Read More →
What's the going price for lunch with one of Silicon Valley's most powerful women on the campus of an Internet company trying to sputter back to life?
In the neighborhood of $90,000.
Turns out, lunch with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at Yahoo Read More →
The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit on Wednesday brought together big names in venture capital and health care for an event that captured more innovative ideas, cutting-edge technology and overall excitement than any event with the name "boomer" Read More →