Latest Kara Swisher Stories

Siri Has A New Boss
2012-10-16 14:37:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In an exclusive report, Kara Swisher with the Wall Street Journal and All Things D claimed yesterday that Apple had managed to snag away an Amazon A9 executive and plans to have him run their Siri unit. According to Swisher, William Stasior is a “prominent search technologist” with an “impressive pedigree” who until very recently worked for Amazon as the head of their A9 unit. Amazon´s A9 unit is...

2012-06-02 07:39:28

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com This year´s All Things D was dominated by a person who wasn´t even there: Steve Jobs. Tim Cook took over a familiar spot for Jobs, leading off the week with an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Jobs had been the guest of this opening interview 6 times before. Not only did Mossberg ask Cook all about Jobs, he also asked long-time friend of Jobs and CEO of Oracle, Larry Ellison what he thought of...

2012-06-01 06:35:46

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Much has been made of Steve Jobs and his legacy at Apple in the months since his passing last October, and rightfully so. No matter which side of the Mac / PC or Apple / Google fence you lean on, one cannot deny the man his due. His revolutionary innovation–in combination with his tireless attention to detail–have been behind several world-changing devices and ideas. After all, without the Apple I and Apple II–as well as the iPhone and...

Tim Cook Promises To Double Down On Secrecy, Siri
2012-05-30 03:21:28

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Apple CEO Tim Cook just wrapped up his interview at this year´s All Things D conference hosted by the Wall Street Journal´s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. The event kicked off the D Conference, which is taking place this week in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The late Steve Jobs was subjected to the “hot seat” before, and as it turns out, the new CEO of the world´s largest and most valuable tech company in the world is a good...

2010-12-10 00:00:48

Association set to unveil mobile application for conference attendees. Alexandria, VA (Vocus) December 8, 2010 Experts from All Things Digital and Google will keynote the ASTD 2011 TechKnowledge® Conference & Exposition, being held February 2-4 in San Jose, California. TechKnowledge is one of the largest e-learning conferences and expositions in the learning and development industry, and attracts more than 1,000 professionals every year. The conference's opening general session on...

2009-04-11 07:10:00

Microsoft and Yahoo are reportedly having "early discussions" about a potential Internet search and advertising joint venture, said a major technology website Friday. The discussion reportedly took place in the form of a meeting last week between Yahoo! chief executive Carol Bartz and Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer, All Things Digital's Kara Swisher wrote on her blog BoomTown. Swisher, mentioning "sources with knowledge of the situation," said that the discussions were "preliminary" and...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.