| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Erin Callan was the face of Lehman Brothers in 2008 as it battled insolvency rumors. Fresh, pretty, smart and confidently articulate, she worked feverishly to try to talk nervous investors out of jumping ship.
But when the company imploded in 2008,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:14 PM
I'm living an austere lifestyle as I write these words. At least, as austere as possible under the circumstances.
My Twitter and Facebook accounts are logged off. My iPhone, which harbors my Hotmail account and text messages, is in my pocket untouched....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Many people have heard of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
But few know about Bert Vogelstein, a Johns Hopkins scientist who helped map the cancer genome and created gene and stool tests to detect colon cancer.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:24 PM
To celebrate National Engineers Week -- of course you knew Feb. 17-23 is National Engineers Week, right? -- MIT Press interviews Matthew Wisnioski, author of their book "Engineers for Change: Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America."
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Three independent bookstores have filed a class action suit against Amazon and the six major publishers, accusing them of creating a monopoly in e-book sales. The complaint, filed in New York on Feb. 15, focuses on digital rights management, known as DRM....
| Feb 7, 2013
A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain.
In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Coyness is not part of Chris Christie’s repertoire, which also does not stress subtlety, delicacy and intimation. New Jersey’s governor is more Mickey Spillane than Jane Austen and his persona, which sometimes is that of a bulldog who got up...
| May 29, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Taking another page out of Twitter's playbook, Facebook on Wednesday announced Verified Pages, a feature that will make it easier for users to find the official account of celebrities and prominent people they want to follow.
Now, when users check out...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:20 PM
There's never a shortage of things to gawk at in Venice Beach: oiled-up bodybuilders, a two-headed turtle, over-the-top street performers.
Lately, passersby on the main stretch of the boardwalk have also been ogling an eggshell blue house, steps from...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Republicans and Democrats appear to agree on at least one thing: that the United States is facing a STEM (science, technology engineering and math) crisis. In his most recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that he wants to...
| May 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may be the big names in the new comedy "The Internship," but the real star of the film is Google.
The company campus in Mountain View, Calif., is the setting for the movie in which Vaughn and Wilson play down-on-their-luck...