Professor Steve Ballmer: coming this fall to Stanford, this spring to USC

Now that he has stepped away from Microsoft — first as CEO and then as board member — new Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer will be driving down the California highway, teaching business classes as he goes. First up is Stanford's Graduate School of Business. According to Business Insider, he'll be "working with faculty member Susan Athey for a strategic management course called...

AT&T now offers gigabit internet service in Apple's backyard

AT&T is the first broadband provider to offer gigabit home internet service in Silicon Valley. More specifically, the company announced that its U Verse service in Cupertino, California will support upload and download speeds of up to one gigabit, using all fiber technology in the near future....

Skype finally fixes notifications

Skype! Remember Skype? Good old Skype. It was dominant, powerful, a friend that only let you down at most twice or three times per day. Then the market was suddenly flooded with competitors: Google Hangouts, Whatsapp, FaceTime, on and on. I would...


Samsung's first Nook tablet arrives at Barnes & Noble today for $179

Samsung is becoming Barnes & Noble's first partner to create a Nook-branded tablet today with the unveiling and release of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The name is a mouthful, but it basically means that the tablet is a rebranded version of Samsung's existing Galaxy Tab 4 tablet — part of its low-end line — that's now been customized with some Nook software. The tablet has a 7-inch, 1280 x 800 display and will sell for $179. That's basically the...

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