Darrin M. Poole

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The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Alex Rodriguez files two lawsuits

NEW YORK -- The closed-door hearing going on at the Park Avenue offices of Major League Baseball to decide the fate of Alex Rodriguez's 211-game …

Arian Foster: RBs 'chess pieces'

HOUSTON -- Arian Foster conceded Wednesday that he was frustrated with his playing time in the Texans' season opener.<p>As he, his coaches and his …

Eagles' attack: 'Evolution' or 'crazy'?

The Philadelphia Eagles' offense may be fun to watch, but some NFL players have doubts they can continue running coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo attack …

Johnny Manziel annoying Auburn man Charles Barkley into rooting for Alabama

The idea of Barkley cheering for Alabama seems unthinkable.<p>Former NBA star Charles Barkley, who played his college hoops at Auburn, is an avid supporter of his Tigers, and he's never been one to deny his good-natured hatred for the Alabama Crimson Tide. But thanks to the on- and off-field antics by …

We Remember: Reggie Bush Gets Lit Up by the Eagles' Sheldon Brown

Back in 2006, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush was a rookie coming off a Heisman-winning season at USC and was playing in his first NFL playoff game.<p>Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Sheldon Brown said "welcome to the NFL, rookie" during the 2006 NFC divisional playoff game with a crushing, …

Football (U.S.)

The Data-Driven Future Of Journalism

Everyone seems to assume that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, spent $250 million on the Washington Post as some kind of hobby or charitable move. And some question whether he even has a plan on how he’ll run the newspaper.<p>Tech investor Keith Rabois, whom I recently hosted at our ReadWriteMix …

Vodafone and Verizon bosses agreed $130bn deal watching ice hockey match

Vodafone's sale of its stake in Verizon, the largest corporate transaction for a decade, was agreed on the benches of New York's Madison Square Garden, in front of thousands of spectators watching an ice hockey match.<p>This summer, with rumours swirling that a deal was coming, Vodafone's chief …

Yahoo's homemade logo and rise of in-house agencies

After Yahoo Inc. revealed its new logo on Thursday, chief executive officer Marissa Mayer also revealed that the company undertook its first brand overhaul in 18 years without the help of an advertising or branding agency.<p>In a blog post, Ms. Mayer wrote about her love for branding – along with a …