Two Views From Samsung About its “Octa” Chip

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Samsung described an unusual eight-brained processor as a major step above competing chips. Now that U.S. buyers will be late to get it, the company is playing down the differences.

Eventbrite Hires CFO in Expansion of Top Exec Ranks

In its first C-level hire from outside the company, Eventbrite has brought in experienced finance exec Mark Rubash as CFO.

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Another Day, Another RIM Sale Rumor

Here comes another rumor about Research In Motion — this time, selling off its struggling handset unit to any variety of possible buyers for all or part of the famed BlackBerry, including Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. The latest version comes from the Sunday Times, which said that such a consideration is part of an overall strategic review by the beleaguered Canadian company that will be concluded in July. Before that, though, expect financial news — likely bad — this week, when RIM announces its first-quarter earnings.

To Stanch Layoffs, Yahoo Has Been Shopping Its Ad Technology Platforms to Google, Microsoft and Others

There’s always yet another wacky money-making scheme on the horizon at Yahoo!

The Yahoo Lawsuits Begin: Put the Non-Blabby Deals in Your PIPE and Smoke It

Well, that didn’t take long, did it?

Yahoo Stock Gets Gaslit by Bidders Dangling Phantom $20-a-Share Bid

There is no $20 bid for Yahoo today. So why was it suddenly news? Time to blame Wall Street again.

All Eyes on Yahoo’s Q3 Earnings Tomorrow, With Results Under Pressure

How the Silicon Valley Internet giant fares this quarter will be closely watched.

Yahoo’s Interim CEO in Internal Meeting: “Time Is a Constraint” (Also, Blame the Media!)

I don’t know why I am not just invited to these Yahoo gatherings, since it would make my life a lot easier.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma at Stanford: “We Are Very Interested” in Buying the “Whole” of Yahoo

In answer to a direct question about whether his company was going to buy Yahoo at a forum at Stanford University in Silicon Valley this afternoon, Alibaba Chairman and CEO Jack Ma said: “We are very interested” in buying all of it.

What Was Behind the Timing of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz’s Abrupt Ouster?

So why was the ousted CEO of Yahoo shown the door so abruptly? Because it is Yahoo, which never met a crisis situation it could not hopelessly complexify.

Real Estate Site Trulia Acquires Movity

Apple Buys Old HP Campus