“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 ...
It’s that time of year, and Google has again released its top search trends for 2014. The lists offer an intriguing glimpse back at what we were all consumed most by during the year, patterns that are reflected in the words and phrases we search for.
Some surprises. Some no-brainers.
So without further ado, here are more Top Sea ...
People come to venture capital from a wide range of backgrounds. Peter Solvik did it after 20 years at two of Silicon Valley's corporate powerhouses.
After a decade at Apple, Solvik in 1993 joined Cisco Systems, where he was Read More →
"The judge is clearly in (the broadcasters’) pockets. From the day they filed in D.C. I suspected they had influence in the courts there. There is something so very rotten in corporate America and it makes me sad."
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"Plot n-gram frequency and visualize trends across 30+ years of yuppie nuptials" at Wedding Crunchers' searchable database of three decades' worth of New York Times wedding announcements, courtesy of Rap Genius. Pre-wedding, though: on Read More →
Carla Peterman of the California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a 1,325 megawatt energy storage procurement target for the state's three largest utilities. The goal of the proposed decision is to optimize the grid, integrate renewable energy and Read More →
So Samsung beat Apple to the punch — or the wrist. Well, it depends on whether people will buy the Galaxy Gear, the latest gadget Samsung's selling. And everyone and their mother is making Internet-connected timepieces. Will picking Read More →
UPDATE: Facebook said late Thursday that it's reviewing user comments submitted since the proposed changes were announced on Aug. 29. While it's no longer accepting input, the changes won't go into effect before next week.
"We are taking the time to Read More →
Tourists and business travelers visiting Orlando, known for its beaches and Walt Disney world, can now rent a Nissan Leaf with free charging under a new program called Drive Electric Orlando. Orlando is the nation's largest rental car market, Read More →