• Internet, Tech

    The Internet Suckers Another Old Media Company

    This morning we were wading through the 3,000 word letter from Carl Icahn when the news flashed across our screens that CBS had agreed to buy CNET for a staggering $1.8 billion, a 45 percent premium from where the shares were trading before the news. Our first thought was that this must be a very […]

    / May 15, 2008 at 1:52 PM
  • Microsoft, Tech

    Poor Wand’ring One

    Tech mentor to the stars (of Silicon Valley) Jim Gray is still missing after drifting off in late January to release his mother’s ashes on the Farallon Islands 27-miles off the San Francisco coastline. The latest issue of Wired takes us inside the man, the myth, and not so much the model of a modern […]

    / Jul 26, 2007 at 3:00 PM
  • Apple, Tech

    How do you like them sometimes rotten apples?

    It’s refreshing to see, at least for anyone who prefers a little balance in the technological world order, that not everything Apple touches turns to gold, which has been the case since the iPod (although the Power Mac Cube was shelved just as the iPod was launching in 2001). The Apple TV, which is a […]

    / May 30, 2007 at 1:29 PM
  • Tech

    VeriSigning Off: CEO leaves under extremely secret, yet secure conditions

    Apparently all it takes is a mysterious departure of a CEO to make a company’s shares shoot up almost 3.5%, as VeriSign (VRSN) is surging on news of Stratton Sclavos’ resignation as CEO after 12 years. No one, aside from a secret cabal of VeriSigners knows why Sclavos bolted, but analysts speculate that the main […]

    / May 30, 2007 at 11:10 AM
  • Tech

    How many rocket scientists does it take to install a printer cartridge?

    Houston, we have a problem, we’re getting a “PC Load Letter” message here… From a Reuters story: Hewlett-Packard said on Wednesday it had won a seven-year technology contract with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration worth up to $5.6 billion. HP, which competes with Dell and Gateway, said products to be provided to NASA […]

    / May 23, 2007 at 3:01 PM

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