Ethan Trombley

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Alibaba values itself at $130bn in new filing

Chinese shopping giant's listing set to be one of the biggest market debuts ever<p>Alibaba, China’s online shopping giant, has boosted its estimated value to $130bn ahead of what is expected to be one of the largest initial public offerings ever seen.<p>The 15-year-old retail business raised its value …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

<b>(Reuters/Gus Ruelas/Robert Galbraith/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 6, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the …

A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World

At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very nearly everybody, across the board, surprises or impresses me with how smart they are."<p>However, …

China approves Lenovo, IBM $2.3 billion server deal

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese Ministry of Commerce’s anti-monopoly bureau has approved Lenovo Group’s proposed $2.3 billion deal to buy IBM Corp’s low-end server business.<p>Lenovo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing (R) gestures beside Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai-ming during a …

Apple hires Patrick Pruniaux, VP of Tag Heuer Sales and Retail, for iWatch marketing

Earlier today, the CEO of Tag Heuer revealed to CNBC that Apple has hired one of the watch-makers sales directors. However, the company did not announce the name of this “director” or the person’s exact position. A source directly familiar with the Apple hire confirmed that the Cupertino-based …

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin: We Will Make Machines That 'Can Reason, Think, And Do Things Better Than We Can'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat for an interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.<p>During the interview, Brin was asked about machine learning and artificial intelligence. He says that so far, we haven't come close to replicating human intelligence. However, he thinks it's only …

Why do they still have floor traders at the NYSE?

Listener John Wang, who dabbles in a little online trading, wrote in to ask this:<p>“I’ve always wondered why there are still people on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It always seems kind of strange that they're there, now that we have computers and networks for doing all sorts of …

The Future of the Workforce May Be Part-Time, Says Google CEO Larry Page

"The idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people's needs is just not true."<p>What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time — theoretical as it may seem in some sectors today — as technology …

World Cup: Adidas Is All In With Argentina And Germany

All in or nothing. It is the phrase that adidas has lived by leading up to and through the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Today, the phrase bears much more significance than it did at the start of the games. Four teams remain going into the Semi-finals and two wear adidas uniforms (Argentina and …