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 ...
Apple is in court again Monday, this time to challenge a federal judge's ruling in the e-book price fixing case.
At issue is whether Apple broke the law when it made agreements with five of the six top publishers as it Read More →
Reluctantly taking the stand, an ex-Apple engineer testified on Friday that he worked on a project meant to shut competitors out of iTunes.
Rod Schultz's testimony came at the tail-end of a two-week trial in Oakland federal court over Apple's dominance Read More →
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Spanish publishers — who pushed for law that requires Google to pay them for news links — ask Spain's government to keep Google News from shutting down. Google News is scheduled Read More →
"If you close your eyes you can imagine the hackers sitting in a room, combing through the documents to find the ones that will draw the most blood. And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same Read More →
While Saturday Night Live, that barometer of America's sense of humor, continues to take shots against ride-sharing monster Uber, the San Francisco-based company stands accused, yet again, of behaving badly.
And this time, if you'll pardon the expression, they're doing it Read More →
Shares of Redwood City tech giant Oracle were up more than 2 percent Monday in anticipation of the company's quarterly financial report on Wednesday.
The market's rosy view of Oracle appears to have been largely influenced by a Morgan Stanley analyst, Read More →
Apple CEO Tim Cook has given the business world much to applaud this year, leading the company to a record $700 billion market capitalization, scoring record iPhone sales and handing billions back to shareholders.
But in naming him Person of Read More →