Smith, a former vice president at Google X, is heading to Washington to help the Obama administration navigate the terrain at the intersection of tech and government.
Staff cuts of at least a third could be related to the merger between the leading LGBT media organization and two competitors.
Bill Gates' investment arm is among those investing $26 million to help prop up the struggling publisher for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market.
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In regulatory filings, Gates' investment arm notes it has a 5 percent stake in Eastman Kodak as well as holdings in the plastic clog maker.
The high court permanently puts on ice the 1998 Child Online Protection Act, which backers claimed was a constitutional way to protect children from Web porn.
Deal worth $31 million gives PlanetOut a foothold in print media with the two biggest gay magazines in the U.S.
Web site targeting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender audience postpones until undisclosed date.
Lowell Selvin, the CEO of PlanetOut Partners, tells how personal ads are helping his company become the online gateway to the global gay and lesbian market.
Two highly anticipated IPOs helped break a long, dry spell for tech business launches.