- GeekWireSmart Seahawk: Richard Sherman avoids using non-Bose headphones at Super Bowl Media Day
There were at least two examples from Super Bowl Media Day that demonstrated the ridiculousness of NFL policies. The first, which you may have heard about, was Marshawn Lynch answering every question with “I’m here so I won’t get fined&...
- GeekWireCatching up with Brian Valentine, former Windows and Amazon engineering chief
Brian Valentine was a legendary figure inside Microsoft, as the executive leading the engineering teams for the Windows 2000 and Windows XP releases. He left in 2006 to work as a senior executive at Amazon, and has since gone on to join Napster co-founder Jordan Ritter at the Seattle startup...
- GeekWireTick tock: Apple Watch will ship in April
People who have been hotly anticipating the launch of the Apple Watch will have a few more months to wait. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed on the company’s quarterly earnings conference call that the watch, which was announced in September, will be available for p...
- GeekWireGeek of the Week: iOS developer Josh Parmenter moonlights as an electronic music composer
Josh Parmenter is an iOS developer for Vectorform, specializing in mobile and iOS platform, but unlike your typical CS grad, he took a path less traveled to programming. Parmenter studied Music at UC Berkeley and the University of Washington. He we...
- GeekWireOff the charts: Apple shatters iPhone record with nearly 75M units sold
Everyone was expecting a blockbuster fourth quarter from Apple, and the Cupertino-based tech giant didn’t disappoint. The company reported today that it brought in $74.6 billion in revenue, up $17 billion from the same period a year ago. That’s above analyst expectation...
- GeekWireWatch people poop their pants after experiencing Tesla’s ‘Insane’ mode
Tesla’s new “Insane” button lives up to the hype. At least that’s what we can grasp from the video above, during which Drag Times takes people for a ride in Tesla’s new $120,000 electric Model S P85D that ...
- GeekWireThat’s a lot of ‘Angry Birds': Survey shows average mobile gamer plays for 2 hours a day
It’s obvious that the continued growth of smartphones and tablets has been a boon to the mobile gaming market, but new data from the NPD Group shows that mobile gamers today are spending much more time playing now than they were just 2 years ago. On average, mobile...
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China criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO
Chinese regulators have accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of allowing sales of fake and shoddy goods and other mismanagement in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting its U.S. stock market debut.
Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group.
Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.
Sundance Watch: Celebs talk fest, iPhone film premieres
The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard:
Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust
New York and New Jersey -- got 10 inches less than forecast.
Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.
Big costs drag AT&T to 4Q loss, but revenue up 4 percent
AT&T booked a nearly $4 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of a slew of one-time expenses that included a loss on benefit plans, but its revenue grew 4 percent to top expectations.
Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age
A newly discovered solar system -- with five small rocky planets -- makes ours look like a baby.
Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur's notes on brewing beer
People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with after work will want to pay a visit to San Marino's Huntington Library.
Caterpillar and Microsoft are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage
No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?
Snapchat to show content from big media brands
Popular disappearing-message app Snapchat is introducing content from media companies such as Vice, CNN and People to its service as it works to broaden its audience.
Microsoft tanks 10 percent, hit by 4 downgrades on earnings
Microsoft shares plunged 10 percent Tuesday after the software giant reported quarterly revenue that beat expectations but warned that a weak PC market and a strong dollar will curb growth this year. Many analysts slashed price targets on the stock and some cut their Buy ratings to Hold.