Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer certainly has people paying attention: moms, telecommuters, Tumblr-heads and the rest of the tech world, of course. Now, professional photographers.
“Today, with cameras as pervasive as they are there’s no such thing really as professional photographers. … Certainly, there’s varying levels of skills ...
It’s not as big as Tumblr, at least not in value, but Yahoo has snapped up yet another small tech company – PlayerScale, a Belmont startup that makes software infrastructure for mobile games.
No price was disclosed, and it’s a sure bet that Yahoo isn’t paying anywhere near the $1.1 billion in cash that it’s laying out for Tumblr ...
Wall Street on Thursday seemed conflicted about Hewlett-Packard, following the Palo Alto company’s earnings report yesterday, which beat analysts expectations but showed a continued decline in sales and profit.
Here are a few examples from analysts’ notes to their clients:
“Meg Whitman, in our view, has made impressi ...
In a presidential debate last fall, Republican candidate Mitt Romney famously called Tesla Motors (and other clean energy companies that got federal loans) a “loser.” Sarah Palin lumped Tesla in with struggling Fisker Automotive in a Facebook post in April. And Fox News has been highly critical of Tesla – until recen ...
“The libertarians’ zeal took Bitcoin from nothing to something, and then you had people that were attracted by the anonymous nature, who mostly use it for online gambling. But the appeal of zero transaction costs is universal.”
— Jeremy Liew, a partner with Menlo Park-based Lightspeed Venture Partners. With investor ...
Nearly a dozen tech executives made Forbes magazine’s new list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” an annual ranking based on somewhat subjective assessments of the “money, media presence and impact” wielded by various female celebrities, politicians and business leaders around the globe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was rank ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to testify Tuesday morning at a Senate hearing about offshore taxes. He will propose a "dramatic simplification" of tax laws to help bring more corporate profit back to the United States, according to the Read More →
"Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We're not turning purple."
— David Karp, Tumblr CEO, on Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of the popular blogging site, which was confirmed this Read More →
As the head of IP and broadband development for Ericsson in Silicon Valley, Maya Strelar-Migotti wrestles with a problem that you hear many leaders of huge, global companies worry about all the time: Now that we're gigantic and hidebound, Read More →
TiECon, Silicon Valley’s annual mega-networking conference, is leaning in big time this year.
For the second year in a row the event, which draws entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technologists and journalists from around the world to panel discussions and on-stage interviews, Read More →
The folks from Lego Mindstorms stopped by this week to show off their new robot kit, called the EV3, and some of the cool things users will be able to build with it, including three new robot "bonus" models for Read More →
Tech and basketball, a sequel: The new majority owner of the Sacramento Kings is a team led by Tibco Software Chairman and CEO Vivek Ranadive, pending approval. Other tech names on the 30-strong buyers' team, according to the Read More →
OK, so maybe making fun of venture capitalists is like shooting fish in a barrel. (Note: No fish were harmed in the producing of this blog post.)
That said, the group behind a movement to get a statue of Nikola Tesla Read More →
Today we're rounding up tidbits of tech "issues" from this week, from guns to prostitution to gay marriage:
• LinkedIn doesn't want to be the network for the world's oldest profession. This week, the Mountain View company updated its Read More →
Update: Yahoo said late Friday that it's planning a press event Monday afternoon in New York City, although it would not say if the event is related to the Tumblr rumors.
Multiple reports across the Interweb today are suggesting that Read More →