Stock options backdating in Silicon Valley Video
Reporting from Silicon Valley, CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari talks with representatives of start-up companies PowerBeam and Solexant. PowerBeam offers laser technology as an electricity option, while Solexant works on optimized solar-cell innovations. \r\n
Sun Microsystems was once the hottest hardware maker in Silicon Valley. Then the dot-com bubble burst and it's been a slow but steady decline. How will Sun look different under Jonathan Schwartz's leadership than it has under Scott McNealy? Charlie Cooper, Michael Kanellos, Stephen Shankland and Jim Kerstetter chew that one over in this week's CNET News.com Reporters' Roundtable, recorded in San Francisco on April 27, 2006.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells a packed house at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club how "terrible" he felt at hearing the news of MSBlast. In conversation with Roger McNamee, Co-founder and Managing Director of Silver Lake Partners and Integral Capital Partners, Ballmer talks openly about emerging markets, Linux and stock options and has compliments for Google, Apple and IBM.
Not everything gets made overseas. CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos tours the Silicon Valley facilities of Applied Materials, where they make equipment for producing televisions and solar panels.
CNET News.com's Reporters' Roundtable deals with federal call for Web site labels, some ideas for Earth Day among tech users, and what President Bush is doing in Silicon Valley.
CNET News.com's Amanda Termen looks at Cupertino, Calif., the Silicon Valley suburb where Apple Computer has based its operations for decades. What kind of a next-door neighbor is the Mac maker?
Somebody must have been hitting the egg nog early this year. How else to explain some of the more bizarre happenings in the computer business in recent memory? Join Charles Cooper, Jim Kerstetter, Ina Fried and Michael Kanellos for the final edition of 2006\222s CNET News.com Reporters\222 Roundtable.
Three former Brocade executives were charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco with illegally backdating stock options for company employees. Accused are the former CEO, former CFO and former vice president of human resources. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox explains the legal action.
CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos asks Nathan Myhrvold, CEO and founder of Intellectual Ventures, on his status as a scary figure to some Silicon Valley companies. Myhrvold explains his ideas on patents.\r\n
On the streets of Silicon Valley Friday, everyone from software engineers to grandmas was analyzing Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi speaks with one alum of both Microsoft and Yahoo about why he favors the deal.