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, how do we keep that start-up-like passion for innovation?
Strelar-Migotti told a cavernous ...
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, is featuring a special Women’s Forum, a nod to the relat ...
In case it isn’t clear, that picture above is an electric guitar made out of Legos. An actual, playable guitar powered by Lego’s newest Mindstorms robotic system.
The folks from Lego Mindstorms stopped by this week to show off that new system, called the EV3, and some of the cool things users will be able to build with it. ...
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 Associated Press: Former Facebook exec Chris Kelly, and the Jacobs family, owners of Qualcomm.
How did R ...
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 erected in Palo Alto (one of the many hearts of Silicon Valley) has done a wonderful job of it. My column on the statue ...
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 terms of service. Under the header “Don’t undertake the foll ...
Its deep pockets make Silicon Valley a prime locale for political fundraising on both sides of the aisle. But last week, the Bay Area was squarely in the sights of a politician from the other side of the Pond.
It seems Read More →
We just learned that Twitter is worth $10 billion, and now it appears that eating lunch with the company's founder, Jack Dorsey, also comes with a hefty price tag.
The highest bid to dine with Dorsey is $15,600, with Read More →
Talk about trying to disrupt the (possible) disruptors. Amazon has launched its own "bitcoins." And TV network ABC will live-stream its shows on its app for Apple's iPhones and iPads.
• First, what's this about Amazon and bitcoins, a Read More →
On Friday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk quit FWD.us, the advocacy group formed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, after the group's subsidiaries funded ads for conservative Senators touting their support for the Keystone XL pipeline and oil drilling in Read More →
"He and I, in a sense, grew up together... every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things — we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals. But we always retained a certain respect and Read More →
If you'd like to score an important piece of Valley history -- and have the bucks to pay for it -- here's your chance: Later this month, a German auction house will be auctioning off an original -- and still Read More →