Don’t Turn Internet Independence Into Government Dependence

Editor’s note: Daniel Berninger is the convener of the Tech Innovators, a coalition of individuals who helped build the Internet, including Bob Metcalfe, Bryan Martin, Charlie Giancarlo, Dave Farber, George Gilder, Jeff Pulver, John Gilmore, John Perry Barlow, Les Vadasz, Mark Cuban, Michael Robertson, Ray Ozzie, Tom Evslin and Tim Draper. April marks the 20th anniversary […]

Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Dies In Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake

Dan Fredinburg, a respected Google executive who headed privacy for Google X and lead its product management team, has died in the avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by the huge earthquake in Nepal. The natural disaster has already killed over 2,000 people in the region and devastated infrastructure. Some 18 other climbers have […]

You Need To Be A Billion Just To Make A Million

I always love peering into the world of executive recruiting. As a grad student and as a writer, the thought that there are people out there chasing other people to get them to work at massive wages always seemed to me like a bounty hunter scene out of a strange science fiction movie. Sometimes the […]

Back To The Future In Enterprise SaaS Selling

Editor’s note: Nino Marakovic is the CEO and managing director of Sapphire Ventures. Rajeev Dham is a vice president at Sapphire Ventures. Given the success of Box, it’s hard to imagine that founder Aaron Levie believes he should have done something differently in the company’s early years. However, while speaking to Storm Ventures’ Jason Lemkin at […]

The Micro VC Shakeout

Editor’s note: Paul Martino is a co-founder and GP of Bullpen Capital, an early-stage VC firm.  When we started Bullpen Capital in 2011, there were about 30 or so “microVC” or “micro-seed” funds — and we knew them all. Today, four years later, there are likely over 220 micro VC funds and growing. In fact, I joke with […]

Time Warner Cable CEO Refocuses Company

Time Warner Cable Inc. Chief Executive Rob Marcus said the company is focused on operating its business in the wake of its merger breakup with Comcast Corp., and could emerge as either a buyer or seller amid an expected industry consolidation. Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced Friday that they are ending their bid for […]

Microsoft’s Results Top Expectations

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Satya Nadella had warned investors not to expect much growth from his company for a few months. He was wrong. Microsoft’s quarterly financial results released Thursday outdid the low expectations, giving Mr. Nadella breathing room to invest in new businesses without worrying about second guesses from investors. Microsoft said sales in […]

BlackBerry Mulls Closing Sweden Operations

BlackBerry Ltd. is considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would put up to 100 employees out of work, as the company focuses on developing mobile security and productivity software to reignite growth. The Canadian smartphone maker, which employs about 7,000 people globally, said it would make a final decision on the planned […]

Google Caps Costs as Growth Slows

Google Inc. took a hit from the strong dollar, but better expense control boosted first-quarter profit margins, lifting the company’s shares. The search giant reported revenue of $17.3 billion for the quarter, up 12% from $15.4 billion a year earlier. Excluding payments to companies that syndicate its ads, revenue rose 14%, to $13.9…

Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Killed in Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake

By Rolfe Winkler CONNECT A Google Inc. executive who was in Nepal to climb Mount Everest was among those killed in a massive earthquake on Saturday. Dan Fredinburg suffered a “major head injury” when he was caught in an avalanche following the earthquake, his sister Megan wrote in a post on Mr. Fredinburg’s Instagram account, where he had been […]

Add a Power Charging Sound to Your MacBook with a Terminal Command

When you plug in your iPhone, you get a very satisfying little chime letting you know that alls well. If you’d like to have that same sound effect on your MacBook, OS X Daily shows you how. Your MacBook’s power cord already has a visual indicator showing that it’s plugged in, but adding a little […]

The Best Way to Shuffle and Randomize a Deck of Playing Cards

The whole point of shuffling a deck of cards is to randomize the order of them as best you can. For the best results, you need to give the deck at least seven basic rifle shuffles. This video from the Numberphile YouTube channel features statistics and mathematics professor Persi Diaconis of Stanford University explaining why […]

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