By Jeff Bailey It’s not every day that a New York Stock Exchange-listed company has its very reason for being questioned in the New York Times, but that’s what happened to, the supplements and vitamins retailer. In the Times weekly Science section, the paper reported on an editorial in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, which was [...]
Lionsgate Television Group has optioned rights to Nick Bilton’s New York Times best seller Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, the company announced today. Allison Shearmur is set executive producer and Bilton, a columnist and reporter for the New York Times, will write the […]
Some of the big companies hire private detectives to spy on their employees. Should you? Ikea made headlines this week for spying on its French employees. A lot. Enough, according to the New York Times that Ikea spent €475,000 ($654,170) over a 10-year period on spying. Show More Summary
In what "appears to be a first for a major drug company," according to the New York Times, GlaxoSmithKline will stop paying doctors to promote its drugs under a new plan to be completed by 2016. The company's pharmaceutical sales reps will also no longer be paid based on how...
Google may be increasing its focus on robots, but it looks like the company still has use for humans as well (even if it only needs them to help develop smarter robots). The New York Times on Sunday evening reported that Blaise Agüera y Arcas has left Microsoft to join Google. Show More Summary
Google is building a robot army, and its newest acquisition is headed by the quirky, Hawaiian shirt-clad roboticist Marc Raibert, the co-founder and president of Boston Dymanics, according to a New York Times report. Known as the father of U.S. Show More Summary
AOL's Patch is "winding down," according to a report from the New York Times, but company representatives have side-stepped these claims, leading to a fresh round of speculation about the future of the local news outlet that has struggled...Show More Summary
Gannett | Department of Justice | The New York Times Gannett Co. and Belo Corp. announced Monday that they have reached an agreement with the Department of Justice that should clear the way for Gannett to purchase Belo as announced … Read more
A series of events: the New York Times writes about how insulated Twitter is from its destitute urban surroundings. Twitter engineer writes that, well, if you've made it into the company's offices, you've deserved it. Read more...
Nick Wingfield of the New York Times has a nice piece today about the efforts tech companies — including Google, Intel, Microsoft, Verizon and others — are making to improve the often lackluster experience of buying consumer-electronics...Show More Summary
Over the weekend, the New York Times published a thorough investigation of the explosion of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses, which has been hugely profitable for pharmaceutical companies that sell drugs, like Adderall and Concerta, to treat it. Show More Summary
Samsung’s rise to become one of the world’s true smartphone powerhouses has been one of the biggest stories in tech over the past couple of years but the company isn’t resting on its laurels. A New York Times profile of the Korean gadget...Show More Summary
The New York Times is reporting that Bob and Harvey Weinstein have plans to reunite with Miramax — the movie company they started in 1979, which was acquired by Disney in 1993. The brothers parted ways after a dispute in 2005, but private equity firm Colony Capital bought Miramax back... More »
Late last week, oil company BP took out a full page ad (warning: PDF) in the New York Times that didn't name celebrity chef/New Orleans restaurateur/Top Chef judge Emeril Lagasse, but was basically about Emeril Lagasse. Asking, "Would you...
Google announced it has acquired Boston Dynamics on Friday, making it the eighth robotics company the media empire has acquired in little more than half a year. From The New York Times: Executives at the Internet giant are circumspect about what exactly they plan to do with their robot collection. Show More Summary
Google’s robotics division just got a lot bigger with the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, a company that makes four-legged walking robots for the military. The New York Times reported the acquisition yesterday, although it did not state a price. Boston …
The New York Times reports that Google has just purchased Boston Dynamics, the company known for building biomimetic robots for DARPA, the US agency that oversees military research. Read more...
Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, as the New York Times reports. The company builds robots that can walk and run and have names like BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas. Cheetah... Keep reading ?
Google just bought Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon, reports The New York Times. Boston Dynamics is based in Waltham, Mass. The company creates "machines that walk with an uncanny sense of balance and even — cheetahlike — run faster than the fastest humans," says The Times. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Chief Executive John Chambers said on Thursday that the network equipment company is preparing for a long battle to improve its business in China, one that will not be won "in a quarter or two."