Tech wrap: HP spinning off PC division

August 18, 2011

Hewlett-Packard is close to a deal to buy software company Autonomy for $10 billion and will announce a long-rumored spinoff of its PC division.

Facebook’s new cafeteria menu

June 2, 2011

From: Mark Zuckerberg

To: All Facebook Staff

Subject: New cafeteria menu

 

Friends,

While some of you have welcomed the new all-you-can-kill menu at the company cafeteria, our monitoring of your status updates and private messages suggests some of you would have appreciated advance warning about the changes. This update aims to clarify some of the misinformation, much of which was deliberately spread by disgruntled former employees. You might also find it helpful to study the photographs I shared with you from my Memorial Day barbecue, where I demonstrated how to turn twin cows named Tyler and Cameron* into hamburgers. Once you’re comfortable with killing your own meat I’m sure you’ll find the new cafeteria options simple, healthy and cooler than a million dollars!

D9 kicks off in style…LA style

May 31, 2011

If you can say one thing about those folks at AllThingsD, it’s that they really know how to throw a party. This year’s premier U.S. tech conference, at the swanky Terranea Resort in upscale Rancho Palos Verdes just an hour south of LA, brought out the Ferraris, CEOs and fancy gizmos in droves.

Tech wrap: iPhone 5 home for Christmas, maybe

April 11, 2011

An Apple staff demonstrates a new Verizon iPhone 4 at Verizon's iPhone 4 launch event in New York January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidApple’s iPhone 5 isn’t expected to hit the market until Christmas or early next year, according to Business Insider’s Jay Yarow. Avian Securities said in a note, based on conversations with a “key component supplier” to Apple, that the the iPhone 5 should go into production in September and that Apple could also be developing a lower price/lower spec iPhone model, Yarrow writes.

Obama tech dinner photos offer fodder for Silicon Valley Kremlinologists

February 18, 2011

ObamaCarIt’s Kremlinology day in Silicon Valley as industry-watchers pore over the details of the two photographs released by the White House of President Obama’s big dinner with the lords of the tech world.

Farm Bureau finds wealthy friend in Facebook

January 11, 2011

In the 21st Century, Shakespeare might ask, “What’s in a domain name?” To the 6 million-member American Farm Bureau Federation, the answer is a lot of money. FACEBOOK/

Five backward-compatible forecasts for 2011

December 27, 2010

Innovation doesn’t know what day it is. It’s also true that we never seem to predict the most interesting things which actually do happen. Oh sure — years of speculation preceded Apple’s iPad announcement last January. But did anyone actually figure on the iPad?

Facebook’s Zuckerberg on relationships with big companies

November 17, 2010

Facebook has had its differences with Google and Apple in recent months. FACEBOOK/

And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried his best not to comment directly on the budding rivalry with the two tech titans during his appearance at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg met Zuckerman: A New Jersey story

September 24, 2010

Give a guy $100 million, and the least he could do is get your name right.

But such decorum was not to be for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who saw his $100 million donation to Newark New Jersey’s public school system repaid by Mayor Cory Booker clumsily referring to him as “Zuckerman.”