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 ...
I remember once talking to a door-to-door solicitor for Comcast, asking him what he thought about his company's dismal record on net neutrality. He had no idea what I was talking about. As I explained to him that the term Read More →
Michael Arrington is about to go off, and it could be a good thing.
In a blog post on his uncrunched.com, Arrington, the TechCrunch founder who's known to speak his mind, has promised to use his TechCrunch Disrupt appearances this Read More →
Netflix shares are at an all-time high after the announcement it will be carried by major cable TV provider Virgin Media in the U.K. in a first-of-its-kind deal — not bad for a company some figured for deadRead More →
Silicon Valley pioneer Hewlett-Packard has suffered its share of indignities in recent years – first losing its ranking as the world’s biggest tech company in overall sales, when it was passed by Apple and Samsung, before losing its crown to Read More →
"Why I didn’t go to Steve Jobs and say, ‘Steve, let’s figure out how you can come back and lead your company.’ I didn’t do that, it was a terrible mistake on my part. I can’t figure out why I Read More →
CREE, the Durham, N.C.-based leader in the fast-growing LED lighting space, is on the market with a new LED bulb for consumers that looks like a regular light bulb and functions like one.
While the bulb has a $19.97 sticker Read More →
So much NSA spying news, so little time:
• Raise your hand if you thought your smartphone was exempt from all the NSA spying news. No one? We didn't think so. And so yes, it turns out your smartphone is a Read More →