Google likely sees more data than any company on the planet. And that obsession carries through to hiring and management, where every decision and practice is endlessly studied and analyzed. In an interview with The New York Times' Adam...Show More Summary
When The New York Times Company decided to put The Boston Globe up for sale, the list of rumored buyers almost immediately ballooned to about 700. Now, according to the Globe, that list has dwindled to seven. With the June 27 deadline...Show More Summary
“The rich will eat organic and the poor will eat poison,” went one comment in reply to a story quoting New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman that labeling genetically modified foods isn’t a”radical, communist plot.” It used to be the Food section of a newspaper was for homey recipes. Now, it’s full of food [...]
Editor's note: Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. Show More Summary
In his weekly column for the New York Times, Paul Krugman talks about a problem that is likely (or at least should be) on the minds of many technologists: Companies are making more money today on the back of fewer laborers, and it’sShow More Summary
Among the recent revelations about the NSA was the PRISM program, which tech companies have denied participating in. According to a New York Times report, one of those companies, Yahoo, fought back in 2008 against the government requests on the grounds that it would be unconstitutional — but failed. Thus, the company became part of the program.
Man, the Morgans Hotel Group cannot catch a break. The parent company to such hip hotels like the Delano South Beach and The Hudson in New York has been sued again. This time, the lawsuit's been filed in Istanbul by a company calledShow More Summary
When the government came to Yahoo with a request that Yahoo help it spy on foreign users without a warrant, the company refused and sent its top lawyers to argue the case in a secret court proceeding, sources tell the New York Times. Its argument: users' Fourth Amendment rights would...
While everyone's skeptical about how and why so many tech companies are involved with PRISM, the New York Times has run a heartening piece which describes how Yahoo fought hard—but ultimately failed—to avoid joining the initiative. Read more...
NEW YORK — A production company making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday to You" is challenging the copyright to the famous jingle. Good...
The New York Times reports: Isolated human genes may not be patented, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday. The case concerned patents held by Myriad Genetics, a Utah company, on genes that correlate with increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The patents were challenged by scientists and doctors who said their research and ability [...]
PROVO, UT -- On Monday, The New York Times wrote about an "unlikely resistance" building in "energy-friendly" Greeley, CO. "As [oil and gas] companies here and across the energy-rich West look for new places to drill," reported the Times's...Show More Summary
Rapper Kanye West told Jon Caramanica of the New York Times in an extensive Q&A that he's going to to be the next Steve Jobs and run a billion dollar company. Here's how Kanye phrased his ambitions to the New York Times: I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. Show More Summary
A time machine exists for a short while in June within the abandoned offices, loading docks, and stairwells of the gigantic James A. Farley Post Office as a plucky theater company transports you back through 400 years of Manhattan history.
The company’s trademark bottles will get a seasonal upgrade this summer with the help of a Pop icon. Andy Warhol was a sellout, and he’d have been the first one to admit it. The artist, who upon moving to New York put in time as a commercial...Show More Summary
Last week, mustache-stroking corporatist sloganeer Thomas Friedman used his immensely valuable column space in the New York Times to write a love letter to a company run by his daughter's college roommate. Could Thomas Friedman possibly top that for sheer laziness and nepotistic indulgence? But of course. Read more...
NEW YORK -- The Royal Shakespeare Company's Greg Doran had a rather strange welcome to New York when he arrived at JFK on Saturday.
The New York Times' Clair Cain Miller has the best report yet, which reconciles the initial reports about PRISM (a way for the government to monitor internet traffic) and the tech company claims that the government has no "direct access" to their servers. Show More Summary
After an expose today in The New York Times placed several large tech companies as having set up secret ‘drop box’ type data stores for the NSA, Google’s chief legal... Keep reading ?
The fog of confusion is slowly lifting and the facts surrounding the NSA's PRISM surveillance program are becoming a little bit clearer. According to a new report by the New York Time's Claire Cain Miller, the tech companies that allegedly helped the government to spy on their people did indeed not provide a direct access back door to their servers. Show More Summary