* 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
Amazon may be prepping fix or six new tablet models; one week into Marissa Mayer's new Yahoo stint.
Question for a C.E.O.: What is Yahoo? [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
I'm going to take a whack at it and say that Yahoo is a media company, mostly by accident (more on that in a bit). Yes, its headquarters in Silicon Valley are filled with technologists and have the familiar trappings of a digital MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 23, 2012 12:40 PM 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
Also: Why Marissa Mayer may be the ideal CEO for Yahoo.
How to win the tech talent war [FORTUNE]
Want to hire good engineers? The top talent is going to cost you -- it's not unusual right now for recruiters to offer senior engineers a base salary of $210,000 to $240,000, says Andreessen Horowitz's Technical Talent Partner Shannon Callahan. And that's before the perks.
The ultimate Googler is Yahoo's ideal CEO [WIRED]
Google's employee MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 18, 2012 8:29 AM 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.
By Jack Hidary and Cindy Padnos
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
Why a cloud looms over one of tech's most exclusive gatherings this year; how to survive after RIM.
Hackers expose 453,000 credentials allegedly taken from Yahoo service [ARSTECHNICA]
Hackers posted what appear to be login credentials for more than 453,000 user accounts that they said they retrieved in plaintext from an unidentified service on Yahoo. ... To support their claim, the hackers posted what they said were the plaintext credentials for 453,492 Yahoo MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 12, 2012 12:46 PM ET
How Amazon could tackle smartphones with one of its own; what it's like to live at a 'hacker hostel'
Amazon's said to plan smartphone to vie with Apple [BLOOMBERG]
Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., the Chinese mobile-phone maker, is working with Amazon on the device, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private. Amazon is seeking to complement the smartphone strategy by acquiring patents that MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 6, 2012 9:45 AM ET
FORTUNE -- More than a decade since Brad Garlinghouse helmed a start-up, the ex-AOL president is in, a way, coming full circle. Only this time, he's joining the file-sending and sharing company YouSendIt as CEO.
Though some had speculated he might go the investor route after his departure from AOL (AOL) last December -- Garlinghouse has invested in several startups over the years and served a brief stint as senior advisor at Silver MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 15, 2012 1:02 PM ET
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