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It's not women who are the problem in tech land

Silicon Valley's male-dominated culture could cost the technology industry the thing it values most: innovation.

By May 6, 2015


Target CEO resigns after data breach fallout

Gregg Steinhafel steps down in wake of a hack last December that affected as many as 110 million Target customers.

By May 5, 2014


Latest launch rumor re Nexus 4 from Google, LG: October 29

Is a reference Android smartphone based on the Optimus G just a few weeks away? That's the word from an unusual source.

By October 10, 2012


Justice Dept. won't appeal computer fraud dismissal

Appellate court had ruled in April that prosecutors were too broadly interpreting a decades-old anti-hacking law to prosecute a man charged with misappropriating trade secrets.

By August 8, 2012


Court narrows prosecutors' use of anti-hacking law

Appeals court rejects government's interpretation of a nearly 30-year-old act, ruling it was intended to prosecute computer hacking, not misappropriation of trade secrets.

By April 10, 2012


The 404 802: Where we're breaking bread with the Gut Man (podcast)

The Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg makes an unusual midweek appearance on today's 404 episode and as usual, the discussion topics cover Steve's audiocentric stream of consciousness with a touch of disillusionment, like a Web site that takes the creativity out of naming your band, a mask that enhances audio, the unnatural origins of 3D, and the degrading quality of CD-Rs over time.

By April 19, 2011


Are SACD and DVD-Audio dead yet?

Ten years ago SACD and DVD-Audio were hailed as the next big things. Everyone thought multichannel music would soon replace stereo, but stereo's still here and 5.1 music is nearly extinct.

By July 16, 2009


iLike? No, I don't

If someone wants to share a playlist with you, why should you have to be subjected to a barrage of things you have no interest in?

By November 25, 2008


How an EMI 'portal' could work

If the music company actually attempts to launch a label-specific competitor to iTunes and Amazon.com, it's dead on arrival. But a simple cross-marketing play could work.

By October 8, 2008


The tech downturn: How long and how bad?

We interviewed more than 20 executives, venture capitalists, and bankers to see what they think. While there's little consensus, one thing's for sure: they're plenty worried.

By October 9, 2008