Andre Gallesse

18 Added | 3 Magazines | 2 Following | @18gala01 | Keep up with Andre Gallesse on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Andre Gallesse”

Angry Birds

A few summers ago, I was attacked by a batch of furious birds.<p>They dive bombed me from above—such vicious arctic terns with sharp and vengeful beaks, who struck the top of my head with such force that little drops of blood trickled down the side of my face.<p>It really hurt.<p>Now—all these years later—I …

Dell Committee Has 'Substantial Reservations' about Carl Icahn's Latest Offer

Dell’s special committee has issued a statement acknowledging that it is reviewing activist investor Carl Icahn’s latest recapitalization offer for the company, while stating that it continues to have “substantial reservations” about his proposals.<p>Icahn had promised on Thursday to improve his …

Bitcoin will prosper — until governments or banks decide to crush it overnight

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Every currency created since the advent of money 2,700 years ago has fit nicely …

Pixar and Lucasfilm settle lawsuit over role in Silicon Valley hiring scandal

Disney's Pixar and LucasFilm subsidiaries have agreed to a settlement over their alleged involvement in a Silicon Valley-wide pact to avoid hiring competitors' employees. Reuters reports that a Friday court filing stated that both branches had settled a suit brought by former tech company …

Xbox One chief product officer admits big mistakes in messaging

Xbox One chief product officer Marc Whitten admitted that Microsoft made mistakes in communicating its policies on digital rights to its consumers, according an IGN interview.<p>The mistakes started on May 21, when the company announced its next-generation console, and then those missteps multiplied …

Take a Trip Down Music-Startup Memory Lane. Don’t Trip on All the Craters.

Thanks to Jason Herskowitz for popping this into my feed this morning: A collection of digital music companies’ logos, circa 2007. It comes from …

Hiding The Cost Of Your Smartphone

The price of your smartphone in the stores bears little relationship to the actual bill of materials. But the artificial prices set by the networks do tell us something about the state of the mobile phone market.<p>Two examples first. Look at the new US pricing for the BlackBerry Z10 – a handset price …

Rating The Venture Capitalists

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Zach Noorani is a former VC and recent graduate of MIT Sloan. Follow him on Twitter @znoorani.</i><p>For a profession full of business strategy experts, it’s impressive how rarely and narrowly the venture capital industry is subjected to conventional competitive analysis. Ask yourself: who …

Apple and Samsung set to continue their duopoly in 2014

For the foreseeable future, it appears that Apple and Samsung will continue to carve up the majority of profit and a growing portion of sales of devices.<p>In 2014, an estimated 2.5 billion devices will be sold worldwide, an increase of 6 percent over the previous year, according to Gartner. More than …

Mobile

AT&T acquires Cricket for $1.19 billion, has a lot to gain

In a cellphone carrier market where high-profile acquisitions and the ready exchange of billions in cash are almost commonplace, AT&T’s $1.19 billion purchase of Leap Wireless – known better as Cricket to most – doesn’t seem that surprising. With yesterday’s buy, the network giant hopes to both …

4G LTE

Globalfoundries' $6 billion New York chip plant waits for Apple

Apple could turn upstate New York into a global chipmaking hot spot if its rumored discussions with Globalfoundries bear fruit.<p>Build it and Apple will come?<p>Globalfoundries has a spanking-new $6 billion semiconductor plant/campus (though, when an additional development center is construced, will be …

New York State

Turkey parliament curtails army powers

<b>Turkey's parliament has amended the code governing the armed forces, curtailing their political influence.</b><p>The original rules gave the military responsibility of preserving the Republic of Turkey, a clause previously used as a justification for coups.<p>It now says the army's main duty is to protect …

South Asia

Cyberattack on South Korea was part of 4-year spying campaign

McAfee releases a report saying that the massive March attack on banks and TV stations was part of an extensive campaign to steal government and military secrets.<p>South Korea has been under a concerted cyberattack for the last four years, according to a comprehensive new report (PDF) released Monday …

North Korea

Mexican smuggling boats race up California coast

<i>By Mark Potter, Correspondent, NBC News</i><p>SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. -- Standing on a bluff along the central California coast, rancher Paul Van Leer pointed to the beach near his property where a Mexican smuggling boat, known as a panga, came ashore in May loaded with marijuana.<p>“The concern for me is that …

George Zimmerman Jury Asks for Manslaughter Clarification

The Florida jury deliberating the George Zimmerman murder case asked the judge today for clarification on the charge of manslaughter.<p>The jury's …

Justice