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 ...
"The lesson I took away from that was, while we like to speak with data around here, so many times in my career I've ended up making decisions with my gut, and I should have followed my gut. My gut Read More →
Chessboxing is described as an intellectual and physical battle of wills. From the battles of Alexander the Great to those of the American Revolution, learning history with the help of interactive maps. (via kottke) "Even if Read More →
Ashish Thakkar is a big believer in sub-Saharan Africa and he thinks Silicon Valley should become a big believer, too.
"It's time for Africa," says Thakkar, who I first wrote about in August. And he really means it.
Thakkar, 31, who's Read More →
Apparently unhappy with having simply a jaw-dropping store almost dead-center in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Apple now wants to relocate three blocks north to be totally dead-center.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Apple plans to open its new Read More →
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We trade our privacy for convenience — and some are more comfortable with that than others. The day after Google's I/O developers conference where it unveiled many a new or enhanced Read More →
Whoever gets picked to replace John Chambers at Cisco Systems when he retires in several years won't immediately get anointed both CEO and Chairman, according to Chambers.
During an interview with Bloomberg TV, he said it makes better sense to keep Read More →
Google CEO Larry Page doesn’t give a lot of speeches, and his vocal cord problems are now well-known. So it was both surprising and rare for him to take the stage at the company’s I/O software conference this week and Read More →
"This kind of technology, in addition to making shooting more fun for them, also allows shooting to be something that they share with others."
— Jason Schauble, president of TrackingPoint, a Texas company that's selling what it's calling the Read More →
It took them nearly five years to do it. But Apple cheerfully announced today that its App Store had hit the 50 billion mark in apps downloaded since the store opened for business in 2008. It had taken Apple nearly Read More →