The Japanese X-ray telescope Hitomi has been declared lost after it disintegrated in orbit, torn apart when spinning out of control. The cause is still under investigation but early analysis points to bad data in a software package pushed shortly after an instrument probe was extended from the rear of the satellite. JAXA, the Japanese space agency, lost $286 million, three years of planned observations, and a possible additional 10 years of science research.
There's been little light for Yahoo in the time Marissa Mayer has been at its helm. The company is trapped in a spiral of declining revenues, and in February it said that its core assets are up for sale.
On Friday, the company disclosed the packages that will be available to key executives if they are ousted in the event of a sale. Mayer will be paid $54.8 million in cash and stock if she's removed from her job within a year of a sale.
I regularly find myself writing about USB sticks. Why am I currently obsessing over these cheap dongles, which many have come to regard as fundamentally obsolete? Because they’re still useful.
If it wants to emulate the thriving startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley, Singapore needs to make it easier for technopreneurs from other parts of the region to set up shop and work in the country.
Some 60 percent of technology vendors in the flourishing US environment are not from America, hailing instead from a myriad of different nations including India, Estonia, Russia, and China, according Jamie Camidge, head of strategic partnerships and alliances at Telstra's accelerator programme, muru-D.
We’ve learned a lot at TreasureHunt leading to the launch of our first game Boomie Blast — but the biggest lesson we learned about making better games has nothing to do with game development per se. It’s something a lot folks talk about but never do: Make recruitment number one — put people, culture, and processes in place that reinforce that goal — and your end product will shine.