The Silicon Valley startup reveals its establishment investors, an intriguing business model, and the future of interactive textbooks -- on iPads and beyond.
Some technology advances change everything for their users in a way that is deeply visceral and memorable. I still remember, for instance, when I started using a Palm Pilot in 1997. The clunky device certainly was radical and all, but the epiphany for me was the sync-able desktop MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Mar 23, 2011 3:01 AM ET
Though Yahoo's fourth quarter revenue and profit beat analyst estimates, its forecast for this quarter was significantly low enough -- revenue between $1.02 billion and $1.08 billion versus a consensus of $1.13 billion -- to send the Internet giant's shares down 4% by yesterday afternoon. (Tech Trader Daily)
Yahoo also laid off about 1%, or likely around 100-150, of its current global staff. "The personnel changes we are making are part MORE
A curated selection of the holiday weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
Cheap flat-panel maker Vizio intends to make a splash today by unveiling two notable products that marks a company first: the Via Phone with a 4-inch screen, front-facing camera for video calls, and a 5 megapixel rear cam, as well as the Via Tablet, sporting a 8-inch high-res screen, WiFi (of course), three speakers, and a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 3, 2011 6:00 AM ET
Big, expensive, custom software from blue-chip software and consulting companies has been a rule of thumb for giant corporations for decades now. Is it possible a new breed of cloud-oriented startups can change all that?
Anyone who's had to sort through a clunky "reply all" email chain at work or tried to post a document to the intranet knows that there's got to be a better way. In fact, they probably MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Nov 1, 2010 10:46 AM ET
By Ben Horowitz, contributor
Cloud computing company Opsware was nobody's darling. Then founders Andreessen and Horowitz put the company through three rounds of layoffs. The unlikely result was a big buyout -- here's how it happened.
"I'm tryin' to right my wrongs / But it's funny them same wrongs helped me write this song" -Kanye West
Shortly after we sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), I had a conversation with the legendary venture MORESep 20, 2010 1:19 PM ET
The women-centric collection of sites is shaking up the web -- and traditional media.
The state of affairs in publishing is beyond depressing. Unless, of course, by publishing you mean the shiny new online-only startups who are behaving as if it were boom times for journalism. An example is Sugar Publishing, the 3 1/2-year old blogging company that focuses on young women. Run by the husband-and-wife team Brian and Lisa Sugar, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 19, 2009 10:34 AM ET
A storied financier of startups expands -- but its new businesses have yet to take root.
A year ago, when venture capital firm Sequoia Capital ordered its portfolio companies to slash costs in the face of a sick economy, even healthy businesses, such as LinkedIn and Zappos.com, complied.
As word of the edict spread, many non-Sequoia startups also trimmed their budgets -- a testament to the venture firm's influence in Silicon Valley MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Oct 23, 2009 7:00 AM ET
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