When Yahoo hired Marissa Mayer to be its CEO in July 2012, it was because she is considered a technology product genius. The hope was that she would save the company by fixing its current stable of products and come up with some new ones – the next Pinterest, Snapchat, or Instagram.
Yahoo on Monday announced that it hired New York Times reporter David Pogue to head a grand expansion of consumer-focused technology news.Pogue's hiring came as the faded Internet search star continued a quest to redefine itself as an online venue for "premier digital content.""David will lead a major expansion of consumer tech coverage on Yahoo and will publish columns, blog posts and video stories that demystify the gadgets, apps and technology that powers our users's daily lives," chief executive Marissa Mayer said in a blog post.
Yahoo Tech's David Pogue, a former consumer tech columnist for The New York Times, was always skeptical of Windows 8 and Microsoft's Surface tablet. The company's third high-end tablet, the Surface Pro 3, may have finally changed his mind — sort of.
Thanks to excessive TSA rules and sequester-fueled flight delays, we’ve all learned to be much more patient when it comes to travel inconveniences—not to mention savvy about what’s really worth paying extra for … a $30 baggage check-in fee, really?! But when are certain compromises just not worth the hassle?