Yahoo's New CEO Preps Major Restructuring, Including Significant Layoffs
March 5, 2012

According to multiple sources both inside and outside the Silicon Valley Internet giant, Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson is preparing a massive restructuring of the company, including layoffs that are likely to number in the thousands. Much of the change - which could be announced as soon as the end of this month - is being aimed at Yahoo's large products organization, as well as other arenas in which the company has lagged.

Also among those being considered for targeting: Public relations and marketing, research, marginal businesses and weaker regional efforts.

SNL Spoofs 4G LTE Ads
February 13, 2012

This past Saturday night, "Saturday Night Live" aired a commercial parody of Verizon stores and the confusion the average customer goes through when trying to purchase, upgrade to, or simply understand the terms "4G" and "LTE."

January 10, 2012

Joe Clayton, CEO of DISH, is not known for pulling punches. A lot needs to be done to improve the provider of satellite TV and music services, Clayton said, and he used the stump at CES on Monday to state his case.

The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
December 21, 2011

A truck full of BlackBerry Playbooks stolen, a Walmart stabbing, a "Call of Duty" bomb threat and other recent highlights from electronics-related crime.

NBC, Verizon Will Stream the Super Bowl
December 21, 2011

The NFL and NBC announced that they will stream the Super Bowl, as well as the Pro Bowl and other NFL playoff games beginning on Jan. 7.

With Siri TV, Apple Will Dismantle the TV Networks
December 15, 2011

Steve Jobs died without fully transforming television, but the day after he passed away, Apple unveiled Siri, its natural language interface. Though it's currently only embedded in the new iPhone 4S, Siri could eventually change the face of the TV industry.

Notice I said "TV industry."

Most observers and analysts believe that Siri's voice commands could eliminate the need for those clunky TV remote controls. With the blurring and exponential proliferation of television and Web content, telling your TV what you'd like to watch, instead of scrolling through a nearly infinite number

Boxee Readying Live TV
November 16, 2011

Boxee announced Wednesday that it will release an add-on early next year that will add live TV to the box. The new Live TV stick, available now for preorder at $49, makes live, HD TV from ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox available for Boxee users.

Kindle Fire Review: Changing the Tablet Game's Landscape
November 14, 2011

Can a $200 mini-tablet take on Apple's behemoth? Can it derail the plans of other Android tablet-makers? And does the release of this product fundamentally change Amazon's position in the market?

The answer is ... maybe. But they have to do some tinkering first.

Amazon can start with the design, which looks nearly identical to that of the BlackBerry PlayBook - that is, a black rectangle with a high gloss display and a soft-touch rear panel. It's uninspired, to say the least. And there are other issues, like a badly placed power button that caused me to nearly shut

Microsoft is Said to Add Comcast, Verizon Pay TV to Xbox Live
September 29, 2011

Microsoft Corp. plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. through Xbox Live, in an bid to channel more entertainment to its video-game console, people with knowledge of the situation said. Microsoft, based in Redmond, Washington, is in talks with almost two dozen providers of music, sports, movies and TV shows in the U.S. and Europe, and may announce an expanded Xbox Live streaming service as soon as next week, said one of the people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is promoting the