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Humbug, Wall Street: Marissa Mayer is making the right moves

commentary Yahoo's new CEO needs to ignore the cries from Wall Street as she implements a long-term and long-overdue plan to rebuild the company.

By August 16, 2012


Diller: Humbug on 'Internet is free' mythology

The days are numbered, the IAC/InterActiveCorp CEO says, for the prehistoric notion perpetrated by tech people that we shouldn't pay for content.

By September 30, 2009


Microsoft offers free gifts with online exchange

Combine Christmas with "Let's Make a Deal," and you get the concept behind Microsoft's latest holiday promotion.

By December 10, 2013


If only the Shaving Helmet were real

Some good old techno-babble, a seemingly cool gadget, and some simple camera work seem to have fooled many viewers.

By February 11, 2011


Wall Street is from Mars, Silicon Valley is from Venus

The widely varied reaction to Apple's earnings this week exemplify the divide between Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

By January 25, 2013


Al Jaffee: Snappy answers to (not) stupid questions

The creator of Mad magazine's Fold-In tells Crave how he came up with the idea in the '60s and why it's still relevant. Plus, he dishes on the true origin of Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions. Hint: It involves an antenna and a small boy.

By April 20, 2012


Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By August 8, 2013


AT&T's Santa: Better 3G coverage an excellent wish

AT&T lets you text Santa with all your wishes. When one asks for better 3G coverage from AT&T, Santa doesn't hesitate to write back.

By December 22, 2009


The 404 Yuletide Mini-sode Two: Where we get our Grinch on

There's twelve days of Christmas, eight days of Hanukah and for the first time ever, five days of Yuletide 404 Mini-sodes. Installment Two invites you to come hate "the most wonderful time of year" with us! We've saved up all our bitterness for this one m

By December 24, 2008


Crave does Vegas: CES 2009 is coming!

Forget Christmas, the time every good Craver looks forward to is the first week of January, when the gadget world descends on Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Consumer Electronics Show

By December 19, 2008