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& ...
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It's been a busy day here in Silicon Valley:
• BabyList, an online baby registry that lets users add items from any store, raised a $620,000 seed round from 500 Startups and others. The company Read More →
San Mateo-based SolarCity has made a name for itself as a national financier and installer of rooftop solar systems. But that's not all that they do: energy efficiency is a growing part of the business. In May 2010, SolarCity Read More →
In a speech earlier this month, Catherine Bracy, who heads Code for America's international program, provided some pretty damning statistics to prove the point that Silicon Valley is still basically a boys-only club. Read More →
With word earlier this month from Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference that its iOS7 will include a new anti-theft feature that will prevent a thief from using the iPhone he just stole from you, I wanted to share a Read More →
Snapchat's reported valuation after a $60 million round of funding announced Monday: $800 million. Investors have long-lasting hopes for the mobile app that offers users the ability to exchange non-lasting photos and videos. Institutional Venture Partners' Dennis Phelps compared Snapchat Read More →
Good products will draw more users, which in turn will draw more advertisers, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promised shareholders Tuesday at the company’s annual meeting - her first since she took over the top job in July last year.
Mayer and Read More →
"Who wouldn't want to be 'part of a conversation'? Who doesn't support Internet radio? What scrooge would refuse to sign such a positive, pro-music statement? ... The petition doesn't mention that Pandora is pushing the growth of its business directly Read More →