Tech News – July 14th 2012 to July 18th 2012
Tech news – July 14th 2012 to July 18th 2012:
- Sriram Krishnan Unsolicited advice for Marissa Mayer-
OMG, did you see that Marissa Mayer is now CEO of Yahoo?
That was one of many messages I got from current and ex-Yahoos on yesterday’s news. Having recently exited a short stint at Yahoo as an engineering manager and having had hundreds of conversations with employees on what needs to change at the company, I’ve seen both the best and the worst of the company.
The press has many suggestions for big strategic moves that Marissa. Here’s a list of smaller tactical ones she could do. These are deli… show all text
- Dear Marissa Mayer-
- New Yahoo CEO Mayer is pregnant – Postcards-
- Patricia SellersShe told Fortune exclusively that her first child is due in October.
FORTUNE –Marissa Mayer, the Google (GOOG) executive who today was named Yahoo’s (YHOO) 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 doctor says that he takes MORE
- A Yahoo Search Calls Up a Chief From Google – NYTimes.com-
- By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and EVELYN M. RUSLIMarissa Mayer, one of the top executives at Google, will be the next C.E.O. of Yahoo, making her one of the most prominent women in Silicon Valley and corporate America.
- An iPad Lover’s Take On The Nexus 7 | TechCrunch-
- Mg SieglerTrolls, feel free to skip to the bottom of this column and post your comments immediately without reading a word. Actually, who are we kidding — you didn’t make it this far.
Everyone else, brace yourselves. You may want small children to leave the room. I’m about to do something I don’t do often — something I always said I’d do if the product deserved it. Something some people seem to think I’m incapable of: praise a Google product — an Android-based Google product, no less.
Is that enough build show all text
- Goldman Sachs and the $580 Million Black Hole-
- By LOREN FELDMANWhat does a financial giant owe to its clients? That question is at the heart of the battle between the founders of Dragon Systems and Goldman Sachs, their banker, in a sale that went horribly awry.
- Exactly How Screwed Is PayPal? (Hint: Very) | PandoDaily-
- Sarah LacyIt has taken more than a decade, but PayPal — the coaster of the Internet that has had a downhill ride with the wind at its back pretty much since acquisition — is finally under serious threat.
It may not be showing up in PayPal’s numbers yet. Indeed, by the time you start to see these things on the balance sheet, the damage is irreversible. The question is whether it can still be reversed now. I’m arguing no for three big reasons.
The first is the decreasing relevance of eBay. PayPal was never… show all text
- Path’s Consistency Of Tone | TechCrunch-
- Brenden MulliganEditor’s Note: Brenden Mulligan is an entrepreneur and product designer who created Onesheet, Webbygram, TipList, ArtistData, MorningPics, and PhotoPile. You can find him on Twitter at @mulligan.
Admittedly, I have a negative bias towards overhyped startups. If a company gets a lot of attention before they do anything significant, I’m less likely to try their product and when I do, less likely to have a positive feeling about it. I realize this is a weakness I need to overcome, but it’s the way… show all text
- Thumbs Up: Digg Wasn’t A Failure, It Was A Beginning | TechCrunch-
- Aubrey Sabala“Don’t let him climb a wall. We haven’t finalized his life insurance plan.”
That was one of the first directions I was given at Digg when I started in early 2008. “Him” was Kevin Rose, the founder of the widely popular social news site, and I was on my third day. It was widely known that Kevin was an avid rock climber, though he had recently been extending this skill to common household surfaces…walls, doorframes, stairways. We were heading together to Miami, for his keynote at Future of Web Ap… show all text