Some celebrities receive a lot of hate from the public for reasons beyond their control. Athletes and entertainers don’t always have the easiest time of it in the press. That’s probably because of sites like this one and jerks like me. See, it’s my job to make fun of the things that people want made […]
In the year since Steve Jobs’ death, Tim Cook has subtly altered Apple’s image. Tim Cook’s quieter, more approachable style is setting a new tone at the company. It’s Been A Year In the year since Steve Jobs’ death, Apple has undergone a gradual and subtle brand makeover, shaking off some of the […]
Microsoft’s Push Into Gesture Technology Prepare for Windows 8: Minority Report Edition. Microsoft said on Friday that it was buying Canesta, a small Silicon Valley company that specializes in gesture-recognition technology. Interest in this technology has surged because it lets people control computers and other devices through hand movements and other bodily gyrations, in similar […]
Formula One’s new Team U.S.
Once, they were a prized catch. Men who had everything an Indian woman wanted: a job, a house and a life of comfort in faraway lands. They had studied hard and landed top jobs in the West.
A few weeks ago, Jon Rubinstein was booking up the side of Mount Tamalpais in Northern California while I wheezed like a steam engine in his wake. This was irritating on two levels: 1> I do this hike all the time, and 2> he had already gone for a long run earlier in the day. The executive chairman of Palm Inc., Rubinstein, a wiry 52, is a marathoner.
It is often said that Stanford students are like ducks: calm and happy on the surface, but paddling like hell under the water to stay afloat. The so-called “Stanford duck syndrome” embodies the culture at this Palo Alto, California, campus.
Everybody has Apple envy even Larry Ellison. The dashing playboy founded Oracle Corp., whose relational database software makes it the 137th largest company in the world. Ellison, who likes to pilot old fighter jets and lives in a faux Japanese-style mansion, is one of the richest men in the world and another of the great, big personalities of Silicon Valley
While automakers lay off staff and shut down plants in response to the economic downturn, one automaker announced Thursday that it will open a manufacturing plant in the United States, potentially creating hundreds of jobs in the area eventually chosen. Tesla Motors, maker of a high-end electric sports car, says it will build an all-electric sedan in Southern California. Thursday’s announcement was made in Hawthorne, California, where Tesla unveiled the Model-S sedan at a base price of $57,400.
Good news for old-media sufferers! On Wednesday, Fujitsu announced the world’s first color e-reader. It renders text as cleanly as a printed page, displays 260,000 colors, weighs three-quarters of a pound and is connected to the Net via WiFi. It costs $1,000, a price tag that’s probably three times too high, which is typical for products aimed at early adopters