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 ...
Tech and grub, two of our favorite things. We’re talking review site Yelp, which is seeing its shares dive today. They’re down about 7.5 percent to $29.20 as of this post.
Why the big dip? Investors could be spooked by what’s been called a combo-platter deal between Chicago-based GrubHub and New York-based Seamless, ...
For all you fanboys and fangals who hang on to every last twitch on every last brand-ranking listing out there, and we know there are a ton of them, here’s the latest – and it doesn’t look good for Apple:
The blog headlines tell it all. First, from CNET:
Customers not as happy with iPhone as they were last year
And t ...
Think peanut butter: “It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” That was the five-word acceptance speech of Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF, after he was presented a lifetime achievement award Tuesday at the Webby Awards. (See video below)
“End of story,” Wilhite says, according to the New York Times.
That settles ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown is one of the most vocal politicians about the dangers of climate change. In December 2011, he convened a summit at the California Academy of Sciences that began with a blistering attack on libertarians, the Republican party and others who deny that climate change is underway despite overwhelming scientific ...
“Your life is not worth a viral video.”
— Neil Katz, digital editor-in-chief for The Weather Channel, on the new breed of storm chasers — those armed with small video cameras and smartphones, even as he acknowledged that amateurs can produce compelling photos and videos. A storm chaser who’s been doing it for 18 year ...
"We actually are big believers in the educational system. And while we think the system is long overdue for an overhaul, we don't want to throw it away and start from scratch."
— Daphne Koller, co-founder and co-CEO of Read More →
Put your wallet away Rockefeller. Some as-yet-unknown got-rocks just placed the winning bid for a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook: $610,000 -- cream and sugar included.
Here's CNN's take. My take? I left my $610,000 in my Read More →
Google's Larry Page has offered the first explanation for his recurring voice problems, which he said Tuesday have been diagnosed as resulting from vocal cord paralaysis.
Since a recurring voice problem forced Page to skip several public events last year, the Read More →
Google and Microsoft's relationship status? It's complicated. Most of the time, they're at each other's throats, including over antitrustissues. But it looks like Microsoft is playing nice as it rolls out Google chat integration on Read More →
"I needed her touch, her observations and her humanity."
— Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, on Esther Gokhale, who the New York Times calls a Silicon Valley posture guru. Drudge says he read her book, titled "8 Steps to Read More →
Project Shield -- the Android-based handheld game system being developed by graphic chip maker Nvidia -- is a step closer to reality: It now has an official price, name and list of retailers who will carry it. Read More →
When animals adopt, instinct and empathy could both be involved. "The average person can probably throw a baseball at least three giraffes high," according to xkcd's What If. More animal talk — hope it doesn't bug Read More →
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 →