There's a lot of tech news to watch this week, but the company I'll be keeping my eyes on is Microsoft.
With new owners and a new business plan, the Well is poised for -- well, not exactly greatness. But something slightly bigger than before.
Bravo TV's latest "reality" show, Silicon Valley, makes a mockery of how Silicon Valley really works. But what really has me steamed is the way it abuses the word "geek."
I've been to DEMO as a member of the press, a presenting entrepreneur, and as part of the production team. It's been a long, amazing ride.
What counts as a startup? Paul Graham has a deceptively simple answer: It's a tool for generating rapid, exponential growth. But that's not the only kind of startup.
Editor's Pick How much longer will Silicon Valley stand by and watch the "silicon" part of its name get washed away like so much sand?
Apple has entered a new phase in the evolution of its iPhone line, and you can pretty much forget about radical reinventions from now on.
Most companies would be better off with any kind of data than they are today. An embarrassing number of business decisions are made without reference to real data.
Apple has made it through the bruising hand-to-hand combat of its latest patent trial, and it's defeated all the lawyers that Samsung could throw at it. Now it's got to face the big boss at the end: Google.
It's time to examine the idea of "intellectual property" a little more clearly, especially when patent law dominates business headlines and the outcome of the Apple-Samsung trial holds enormous implications for the tech industry.
Editor's Pick NBC had a huge opportunity to cash in on the rising wave of Internet media with its Olympics coverage, and it blew it.
Airtime, the video-chat startup created by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, has done almost nothing since its June launch -- and it only has about 100,000 users.
Poor Microsoft. After sitting on top of the world for more than a decade, it has seen its business chipped away on all sides: Web-based email, cloud-based software, tablets, phones, databases, and even developer tools.
But those who are quick …
Apple had a disappointing quarter, even though it was surprisingly good compared to last year. Naturally, investors punished the company by stripping more than five percent from its stock price. Aren't you people ever satisfied?
Dave DeWalt is the chairman of FireEye, a threat-detection computer security company
Online security threats have taken a new, darker turn in the past few years. Instead of script kiddies and credit-card hackers, the dominant threats now are government-backed entities.
It’s almost U.S. Independence Day — the day we celebrate freedom. And, for those of us in the tech community, it’s also a good time to reflect on the ways technology gives us freedom.
It’s easy to think about all …
“Design is the new battleground” is the tagline for VentureBeat’s upcoming mobile tech conference, MobileBeat.
That phrase is meant to capture the importance of design to mobile devices, apps, websites, and more.
But for the U.S. Army, design has met …
A recent viral story about an octopus taking a joyride on a dolphin struck me as the perfect capsule review of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet. Somehow, a cephalopod attached itself to a dolphin’s nether parts — right on its genital …
One product that Apple does exceptionally well is the press conference. This week’s Worldwide Developers Conference was no exception, with a two-hour presentation that, while on the long side, was perfectly orchestrated, beautifully presented, and full of real news.
Facebook’s post-IPO performance has been poor. But is it so poor that it will hurt the prospects for other startups?
The short answer: Almost certainly.
This is the subtext of the wave of anger and disappointment over Facebook’s stock slide …