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Boris Nemtsov Posthumous Report Claims Over 200 Russian Soldiers in Ukraine

Slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s recently-released report, titled Putin. War, catalogues his country’s involvement in Ukraine. The report claims there are more than 200 Russian military personnel operating in Ukraine. Nevertheless, PayPal shut down an account that allowed people to donate funds to pay for the report’s mass printing.

eBay May Dump 3,000 Jobs in PayPal Spin-off

eBay May Dump 3,000 Jobs in PayPal Spin-off

Reports that eBay may lay off three thousand employees in preparation for its spin-off of PayPal should come as no surprise. For the last two years, the hot tech stock market eBay’s has gone went sideways. Despite its PayPal subsidiary

Berkeley Hecklers Expose Fraud of Free Speech Movement

Berkeley Hecklers Expose Fraud of Free Speech Movement

Joel Pollak’s description of the Berkeley mob that stopped a speech by PayPal and Facebook billionaire Peter Thiel on Wednesday unleashed flashbacks. Fourteen years ago at the University of California’s flagship campus, a similar mob, including many looking like they

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Major US Websites

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Major US Websites

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group of hackers believed to be loosely affiliated with the Syrian government, launched a Thanksgiving day widespread cyber attack on major news sites, including the Los Angeles Times, UK Daily Telegraph, Forbes, and others. The

Hewlett-Packard Plans Break-up from Strength

Hewlett-Packard Plans Break-up from Strength

For the first two years after Meg Whitman became the crisis CEO at Hewlett-Packard (HP) in late 2011, she had tofight off investor pressure constantly to break-up the company by spinning off its consumer-driven personal computer and printer businesses to

Peter Thiel: 'Liberal Consensus' in Education 'Crazy'

Peter Thiel: 'Liberal Consensus' in Education 'Crazy'

PayPal co-founder and author Peter Thiel argued that the “liberal consensus” of the American education system should be questioned on Friday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”   Thiel stated that the “liberal consensus” that controls the American education system creates problems of

With iPhone 6 Discounting, 'Apple Pay' Better be a Blockbuster

With iPhone 6 Discounting, 'Apple Pay' Better be a Blockbuster

The highly respected Pacific Crest Securities downgraded Apple stock on September 10th, citing stagnant iPhone growth, “lack of compelling features” on the new Apple Watch, and not enough investment “potential for upside (earnings) estimates.”  As I wrote on September 9th, with

Apple Stock Loses $38 Billion at iPhone 6 Event in Just One Hour

Apple Stock Loses $38 Billion at iPhone 6 Event in Just One Hour

Following Tim Cook’s goofy performance in San Francisco last June at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, the performance at today’s supposed big iPhone 6 launch at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California was an even bigger yawn. In

US Banking Falling Behind P2P and B2B 'Crowdfunded' Banking

US Banking Falling Behind P2P and B2B 'Crowdfunded' Banking

John Gapper in a Financial Times article titled “US Banks Will Pay Dearly For Their Failure To Modernize” warns that the United States banking system is failing to modernize and is actually falling behind England, India, and Africa, as the

EBay Asks Users to Change Password After Breach

EBay Asks Users to Change Password After Breach

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and there is no evidence