AT&T Fires President Over Racist Text; $100 Million Lawsuit Goes On

(LOS ANGELES) — AT&T Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination lawsuit for using his work phone to send racially offensive images. “There is no place for demeaning behavior within AT&T and we regret the action was not taken earlier,” the […]

Rep. John Garamendi claims preventive health care saves money, reduces deficit

Rep. John Garamendi claims preventive health care saves money, reduces deficit

Smart cuts include bending cost curve in #healthcare. Preventative medicine saves money reduces #deficit. TY #Obamacare #p2 — John Garamendi (@RepGaramendi) March 13, 2013 This is one of those urban legends that almost all liberals assume is true. Granted, there are a few types of preventive care, like vaccines, that can reduce health care costs.. […]

Sanders Will Run for President

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) plans to run for president as a Democrat, becoming the only official party challenger so far to Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reports. “According to people familiar with the senator’s plans, he will release a statement on Thursday and make a more formal announcement of candidacy later next month in […]

Other Shoe Drops in White House Security Breach

Last year’s breach of unclassified White House computer systems reportedly was far more intrusive than initially thought and included the theft of some presidential correspondence. No classified systems were compromised, including the servers that control the message traffic from President Obama’s BlackBerry mobile device. However, much of the information the unclassified servers handle — such […]

Why the NFL Suddenly Wants to Pay Taxes

The NFL announced Tuesday that it’s voluntarily relinquishing its tax-exempt status. Here’s what you need to know about the move. Why in the world would the NFL volunteer to pay taxes? Basically, the economic value of the exemption wasn’t worth the political and PR headaches that it created. In a memo to the league’s teams […]

When Elon Met Larry

Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk reportedly almost sold his electric car company to Google. Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy, and Musk had all but signed the documents that would have handed over the company, according to an upcoming book. In March 2013, Tesla Motors was all but running on empty, the […]

Walker Holds Double-Digit Lead in Iowa

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa finds Gov. Scott Walker well ahead of the rest of the Republican presidential field with 23%, followed by Marco Rubio at 13%, Jeb Bush at 12%, Mike Huckabee at 10%, Rand Paul at 10%, Ted Cruz at 8%, Ben Carson at 7% and Chris Christie at 5%. […]

This Tweet Just Made Twitter’s Stock Crash Hard

Twitter’s stock dropped nearly 20% Tuesday afternoon after disappointing quarterly earnings leaked online ahead of their expected release. Twitter’s first quarter revenue was $436 million, up 74% year-over-year but widely missing analysts’ estimates of $457 million. The company posted a first quarter loss of $162 million, compared to a $132 million loss a year ago. […]

Patent Holders: Google Wants Your IP!

Google on Monday announced it will open an experimental portal to purchase patents from their holders between May 8 and May 22. The move is widely seen as an attempt to shut off patent trolls. Patent holders have to set the price at which they’re willing to sell their IP, and they will be told […]

Marketing’s Next Act

Marketing continues to heat up as the next big thing in CRM. It’s so big, in fact, that I can see it splintering in multiple ways to accommodate all the permutations that are suddenly possible, thanks to big data, analytics, and a determination to get beyond using marketing technology as a glorified accounting system designed […]

VMware Draws on Open Source to Manage Cloud Micro Services

VMware last week released details about two new open source projects that aim to bridge the divide between the company’s virtualization software and other vendors’ containers. Both projects integrate into VMware’s unified platform for the hybrid cloud. Project Lightwave and Project Photon could tip sides in the ongoing debate within cloud computing and virtualization markets […]

Fast and Furious: Live coverage of full House vote on holding Holder in contempt; Update: House pre-vote to hold Holder in contempt passes; Update: House votes to hold Holder in contempt

Fast and Furious: Live coverage of full House vote on holding Holder in contempt; Update: House pre-vote to hold Holder in contempt passes; Update: House votes to hold Holder in contempt

The WH is braced for another hit when the House votes this afternoon to cite Attorney General Holder for contempt of Congress. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 28, 2012 Today the full House will vote on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious, the federal operation that put guns in […]