The hand of humanoid robot AILA (artificial intelligence lightweight android) operates a switchboard during a demonstration by the German research centre for artificial intelligence at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover March, 5, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Wants You to Relax About the Robot Revolution

As his half-trillion dollar corporation prepares to dive headfirst into the age of artificial employees, Alibaba founder Jack Ma would appreciate it if the millions of potentially displaced workers around the world would set aside what he called “empty worries” about robots.

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The Long Knives Come Out for Yahoo’s CEO

Although Marissa Mayer has brought stability and mobile growth to Yahoo over the last three years, after the company went through four failed CEOs, activist hedge funds are bringing out the long knives to threaten dumping Mayer.

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China’s Alibaba Goes to Hollywood with ‘Mission: Impossible 5’

Just nine months after Alibaba (BABA-NYSE) raised $25 billion in the largest-ever U.S.-listed initial public offering (IPO), the Chinese dominant e-commerce shopping search engine, electronic payment service and cloud computing company is coming to Hollywood.

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Yahoo! Focused on Convincing Apple to Dump Google

Apple already has a strong relationship with Yahoo as the default data source on the iPhone for the device’s very slick stocks and weather apps. After Alibaba’s September public offering gave Yahoo billions in cash, Mayer appears willing to go to war with Google to bring search dominance back to Yahoo.


World View: Christmas Pageantry Brings a Little Cheer to Bethlehem

Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world crowded into the little town of Bethlehem in the West Bank of the Palestinian territories. Manger Square was decked out in white and yellow lights and a carnival atmosphere, at a time when there are a multitude of things to be sad about.