8/23/2013 9:15 AM
| Mark Memmott
Steve Ballmer will retire as CEO at Microsoft within the next 12 months, the software giant announced Friday.
According to the company:
"In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most."
8/23/2013 9:10 AM
| EYDER PERALTA
Time Warner Cable has come up with an old-school solution for the CBS blackout: In an email to customers, the provider offered free antennas for subscribers who wish to watch CBS.
If you remember, Time Warner and CBS have been fighting a battle over retransmission consent fees. The failure to reach an agreement means that for close to three weeks, Time Warner customers in some big markets have been unable to watch CBS through their cable company.
8/13/2013 7:58 AM
| CARRIE FEIBEL
Medical entrepreneurs are remaking the emergency room experience. They're pulling the emergency room out of the hospital and planting it in the strip mall.
It's called a "free-standing ER," and some 400 of them have opened across the country in the past four years.
8/12/2013 8:53 AM
| EYDER PERALTA
Imagine making the 380-mile trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in about half an hour.
That's the kind of thing Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, says his "hyperloop" can do.
Now, what is hyperloop? From what we know, it's basically a vehicle that travels faster than the speed of sound inside a tube. John Gardi, a Canadian tinkerer whose guess got a thumbs up from Musk, says it's like the pneumatic tubes used in banks to move your deposits around the building.