Predictably, Apple's cease-and-desist order turned the $99 action figure into a collectible
Unless it was a bogus transaction -- something you can never be sure of on eBay -- one of those Steve Jobs action figures that got so much press last month has sold online for $2,500.
The SJ Action Figure, you may recall, was hand-painted doll that sold for $99 until Apple (AAPL) complained to M.I.C Gadget -- its Chinese MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 17, 2010 6:03 AM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
Next week, Facebook, which is on track to reach sales of $2 billion this year, will release a new facial recognition feature called Tag Suggestions that automatically suggests who users should tag in photos. Whenever users choose to tag people in their photos, Tag Suggestions will step in and offer up suggestions about who the friends in MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 16, 2010 8:17 AM ET
The famously volatile Bartz defends her two-year tenure as Yahoo CEO to Fortune and says she's cut out the cuss words -- sometimes.
When Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz opens her mouth, it's likely something quote-worthy—though possibly not fit for print—is coming. Case in point: Last May, the outspoken chief executive told TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington to "f*** off" during a videotaped interview.
But on Tuesday evening, a somewhat more subdued Bartz took MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 1, 2010 11:24 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Effective January 1, Google is giving every one of its 25,000 or so employees a $1,000 bonus and 10% raise. (Fortune) Facebook engineer Mike Vernal openly chastised Google for attempting to block the social network's access to the MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 10, 2010 8:14 AM ET
PayPal is working hard to become the gold standard for online payments, chasing down Google and fending off the competition. Meantime, being the apple of eBay's eye, and its subsidiary, hasn't hurt either.
By Dan Mitchell, contributor
This week, PayPal is hosting an event in New York called "Cashless Utopia." PayPal's aim is to usher us in to this utopia by establishing itself as the standard mechanism by which we pay for MORENov 9, 2010 2:54 PM ET
Youku wants to be the premier online video source for China, sure. But it's also something like Hulu and a movie studio. Maybe that's why Goldman Sachs is about to underwrite its IPO.
By Bill Powell, contributor
Viktor Koo is as about as matter of fact as it's possible to be when he describes the audacious goal he has set for a company that he founded just four years ago. "We want MORENov 9, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Tech CEOs Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina seemed to have all the pieces in place to take advantage of the nationwide GOP surge. But with tin ears aimed at voters, they couldn't even win their companies' headquarters counties.
By Chadwick Matlin, contributor
Carly! Meg! What happened? You were both so promising. A dream team of former Silicon Valley CEOs—female CEOs at that; Republican challengers in an election favoring Republican challengers; women who MORENov 3, 2010 11:22 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.
"Change just happens with new management and it's actually refreshing for all of us. So 15,000 employees, three people left? That's OK."
-- Yahoo's Carol Bartz on Fox Business News (Media Channel)
At its "Back MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 21, 2010 8:10 AM ET
The entrepreneur backs heady causes and finances serious films (including documentary of the moment Waiting for "Superman"). How did this unassuming Canadian billionaire become a philanthropic superhero?
A few years ago Jeff Skoll, recently arrived in Hollywood from Silicon Valley, took a call from George Clooney. Clooney had directed Good Night, and Good Luck, one of the first films that Skoll financed, and positive reviews had begun fueling Skoll's reputation for MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Oct 18, 2010 3:00 AM ET
In her 22 month stint as Yahoo CEO, numerous high-level executives have left Bartz behind, sometimes for greener pastures.
Say what you like about Carol Bartz's one-and-a-half-year tenure at Yahoo -- good, bad, or just ho-hum -- but there's no denying that high-level executives keep leaving as the CEO streamlines the troubled tech company and attempts to transform it into a viable competitor against the likes of Google and Facebook.
Last week, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 7, 2010 10:49 AM ET
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