Yahoo Donates Servers To Universities With Diverse Student Populations, Hopes To Grow The Pipeline


 Yahoo recently donated 200 servers to Howard University, a historically black university, and The University of Texas at El Paso, where the majority of the students are Mexican-American. This is the first time Yahoo has donated servers to The University of Texas at El Paso, and the second time Yahoo has donated servers to Howard — the first time was in 2013, when it donated 125 servers… Read More Read more »

30 Women Who Have Revolutionized A Male-Dominated Industry


 Approximately 5 percent of America’s Fortune 500 Companies are led by women. Though this might seem small, it proves one thing: women are taking up the reins and leading their companies — something nearly unheard of until a few decades ago. The days of pure patriarchy are gone as women usher in a new age of female-run enterprises. Read More Read more »

QuickActions Wins The Disrupt SF 2015 Hackathon Grand Prize, PitchPal And Harvest Are Runners Up


 It’s been a long night at Pier 70 in San Francisco. Yesterday, hundreds of hackers spent the day in front of their laptops even though it was a beautiful Summer day. That’s because they all took part in my favorite competition — the Disrupt SF Hackathon. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regular hackers. Their challenge was to… Read More Read more »

Yahoo’s CISO Ramses Martinez Quietly Left For Apple; CMO Savitt Joins STX As Digital President

 Today comes news of not one but two C-level executive shifts at Yahoo. Ramses Martinez, who had been the interim chief information security officer at Yahoo for only a month, quietly left the company in August for a security role at Apple. The news emerges at the same time that news has broken that Kathy Savitt, the company’s CMO and head of its media unit, will leave the company to… Read More Read more »

Immersive theater experience lets you become one of ‘The Goonies’


Though we might not be getting a sequel to The Goonies anytime soon, director Richard Donner has revealed plans for the next best thing: an "immersive" theater experience in which you can be play of the Goonies See also: NightBus' Interactive Music Video Introduces 3-Way Stereo Experience In a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies , Donner divulged that the classic 1985 film is about to become a uniquely immersive stage experience on the off-Broadway stage Immersion theater is "where there’s no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there’s something happening in that warehouse and that’s the play you’ve come to see, only you become part of it and you travel through with actors," Donner said. Read more... More about Entertainment , Movies , Film , and The Goonies Read more »

Yahoo Sags 4% After Alibaba’s Q2 Earnings Disappointment

 After Alibaba reported lower-than-expected financial performance in its second quarter, shares of Internet portal and mobile shop Yahoo fell around four percent in regular trading. Alibaba’s own equity slipped a slightly higher percentage, giving up nearly five percent in the same period. Read More Read more »

Gillmor Gang: Foxy Lady


 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 7, 2015. Thanks to Twitter and a mid-debate nap, the shape of the 2016 race begins to come into focus. Meanwhile, our Facebook overloads map out the new Show Biz Rules. Plus, the latest G3 with Halley Suitt Tucker, Rebecca Woodcock, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Read More Read more »

Why Polyvore’s Jess Lee Sold To Yahoo

 Yahoo bought Polyvore in what we’ve heard could be a $60 million deal today. Both Polyvore and Yahoo were mum on those details, but Polyvore co-founder Jess Lee did tell TechCrunch her company will continue to do the same thing as it’s been doing before – now on a larger scale and with more resources from the tech giant run by Marissa Mayer. Read More Read more »