* Pulse, the mobile news reader co-founded by grad students Aksay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, is coming to the desktop. Earlier this morning, the startup launched an HTML5-based version of their reader geared for larger screens. "People who have been using Pulse on their mobile devices have been like, why I can't use it on my computer?" Kothari told Fortune. Pulse now reports over 15 million users, with 250 million-plus stories read through MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 9, 2012 1:49 PM ET
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The story of Steve Jobs: An inspiration or a cautionary tale? [WIRED]
Join or get out of the way—it's a phrase that sums up what Jobs' life has taught his admirers today. Andrew Hargadon, a professor at UC Davis and author of How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate, points out that Jobs' brashness has helped inspire MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 24, 2012 4:00 AM ET
Also: Marissa Mayer's memo to Yahoo employees. And is popular crowd-funding startup Kickstarter in the business of 'selling dreams'?
Yahoo CEO Mayer to get close to $60 million in compensation [ALLTHINGSD]
Yahoo revealed in a regulatory filing that it could be paying its new CEO Marissa Mayer a total of close to $60 million to turn the company around. The mega-sum includes salary, equity grants, stock options, a make-whole payment for the Google MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 20, 2012 12:27 PM ET
Few women have joined or founded startups and gained the kind of experience that enables their careers to explode like Marissa Mayer's. Here are specific recommendations on accelerating the pace of women in high-tech.
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The announcement Monday that Yahoo (YHOO) selected Marissa Mayer as its new chief is a great signal for Silicon Valley. Marissa joined Google (GOOG) as its 20th employee back in 1999 MOREJul 17, 2012 9:55 AM ET
Also: The fireworks fly between Peter Thiel and Eric Schmidt at this year's Brainstorm Tech conference.
New Yahoo CEO Mayer is pregnant [FORTUNE]
Marissa Mayer, the Google executive who today was named Yahoo's new chief executive, is pregnant. Mayer told Fortune exclusively that her first child is due October 7. It's a boy! "He's super-active," Mayer told me in a phone call tonight, three hours after Yahoo announced her appointment. "He moves around a lot. My MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 17, 2012 6:00 AM ET
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* Fortune's annual Brainstorm Tech conference kicks off later this afternoon with the day's speakers including Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Square COO Keith Rabois, and Stephanie Tilenius, Google VP of Commerce and Payments. Keep checking the Web site throughout the day for the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 19, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Google's new Maps and Local VP Mayer says users are moving to mobile fast and Google will have layers of useful information waiting for them.
FORTUNE -- Despite a recent management reorganization at Google (GOOG), Marissa Mayer, now vice president of Maps and Local, says it's business of usual, describing the company atmosphere as "optimistic." At TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Mayer focused on the progress of her division, and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 25, 2011 6:10 PM ET
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The attacks on Sony's various web servers may not be over. A group of hackers claims it's planning to hit Sony's Web site this weekend and publish a good chunk of the information they steal: possibly customer names, addresses, and credit card numbers. Should that come to pass, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 6, 2011 6:30 AM ET
Lady Gaga stopped by the GooglePlex for an hour plus interview with Marissa Mayer.
Lady Gaga obviously met some of the higher-ups including extrovert/introvert opposite Larry Page, above. Full video below, in which she spends some time talking to the audience about YouTube's role in popular culture:Seth Weintraub - Mar 22, 2011 10:44 PM ET
Google will start to push mobile services that help, before you even ask.
When Google (GOOG) Instant was released, everyone was impressed at how fast search results came back, usually before you finished typing. But Google wants to bring you results before you even type.
Google and Android's next big thing is contextual discovery.
Imagine looking at your mobile device and, based on your location, time of day, past behavior and maybe even the characters MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 6, 2011 2:08 PM ET
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