Wheelchair-using British artist Sue Austin can fly... underwater. In a series of live and film events called "Creating the Spectacle," Austin uses a modified wheelchair to move gracefully about in the blue.
We don't normally dedicate entire episodes of The 404 Podcast to a single topic, but since Jeff's wedding only happens once in a lifetime (and because we've been talking about it for a year), today's show is all about Jeff and Stacie Bakalar's beautiful wedding this weekend!
Mark Licea, aka MTI, also joins us on today's episode to help us recount Saturday's event, and we can't gush enough about the perfection of the night: from the tear-jerking wedding ceremony under the chuppah to the handmade yarmulkes, the huge spread of Halloween candy, the '80s/'90s cover band Renegade, and the loving Bakalar/Davis extended family and friends, suffice it to say the night was an undisputed success.
As expected, we did shed a few tears during the wedding, so be sure to tune in to hear stories about that, in addition to more about the dances, the speeches, the food, and even a surprise call from Jeff's Dad, Sweet Lou Bakalar himself!
We show pictures of the night throughout today's video, but click through the slideshow below if you're a 404 audio listener, and don't forget to send in your video voicemails to the404(at)cnet(dot)com congratulating the new couple! Hopefully Jeff won't be too sunburned to watch them from his isolation chamber in Hawaii.Episode 699 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
New Jersey passed a bill last week legalizing medicinal marijuana, so we begin today's episode of The 404 Podcast with a quick discussion about the taxation, decriminalization, and dispersion of medicinal marijuana.
Entrepreneur John Lee hopes all the legal attention will give way to e-commerce in the form of B2B exchanges for "licensed providers of medicinal marijuana and their patients." Lee hopes that the system and his Web site, PlainView.com, will encourage distributors to keep their systems organized with pertinent information on records, invoices, sales reports, and tax paperwork.
We also spend good chunk of time dissecting all the drama surrounding Conan O'Brien and "The Tonight Show" being bumped back to 12:05 a.m. to accommodate Jay Leno's earlier time slot. Conan released a statement last night setting the record straight with an outright refusal to switch times, arguing that a 12:05 a.m. start time is ridiculous for "The Tonight Show."
Among other things, Conan emphasizes that nothing is more important to him than putting on the best nightly show possible, and we're in full support--as soldiers in Conan's army, The 404 is ready to stand tall and follow O'Brien to the ends of the Earth, although we're secretly hoping for a network switch to CBS.
Stick around for the full episode, and don't forget to send your self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to the N.Y. CNET office, addressed to The 404 - STICKERS), to get your hands on your free handful of 404 stickers and temporary tattoos!EPISODE 497 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
A heated discussion over which supernatural species is superior (zombies or vampires) leads us into a truly geeky episode of The 404. To help settle the controversy, we have on today's show CNET's own Scott Stein.
Also on today's show, we solve the mystery behind yesterday's Gawker DDoS attacks that flooded the blog network. It wasn't us, we swear. Next, we analyze a disturbing trend of Obama Joker posters popping up in California and whether or not they're making a statement or are just confusing.
We'll also find out if you can actually sue Amazon for losing your homework and whether or not a new Resident Evil movie is a good idea. All this, plus a special call from Jason Howell and some submissions for Justin Yu's new glasses!
...And to our Japanese astronaut friend, we're not sure deep space is the ideal venue to test out everlasting underwear.EPISODE 396 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video
When Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz met with company Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen nearly two weeks ago, she delivered him a pink slip, sources said.
And while Bartz has not given any indications of a front-runner CFO replacement, the expectation is it will be a candidate from the outside and, hopefully, soon, said sources familiar with Yahoo's thinking.
"The CFO position will be her decision to make, not the board's. She'll have an opportunity to build her own management team," said one source.
Microsoft, meanwhile, does not expect Yahoo's CFO search, nor … Read more
For years, Microsoft has insisted that open-source vendors acknowledge that its patent portfolio is a precursor to interoperability discussions. On Monday, Microsoft shed that charade and announced an interoperability alliance with Red Hat for virtualization.
The deal includes several key components, all related to virtualization:Red Hat will validate Windows Server guests to be supported on Red Hat Enterprise virtualization technologies. Microsoft will validate Red Hat Enterprise Linux server guests to be supported on Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server. Once each company completes testing, customers with valid support agreements will receive coordinated technical support for running Windows Server … Read more
After nearly a decade at Yahoo, President Sue Decker is bowing out to make way for new Chief Executive Carol Bartz--after helping her new boss through a transition period. Here's the full text of the memo she sent to Yahoo staff--plus a Yahoo photo of her appearance with Bartz during Wednesday's all-hands meeting with the company's new leader.
After almost nine incredibly rewarding years with this terrific company, I have decided that it is time for me … Read more
Carol Bartz, Autodesk's former executive chairman, has replaced Jerry Yang as Yahoo's chief executive.
"She is the exact combination of seasoned technology executive and savvy leader that the board was looking for, and we are thrilled to have attracted such a world-class talent to Yahoo," Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock said in a statement Tuesday. "The board is united in its view that her energetic and decisive leadership style, coupled with a proven track record of driving growth, operational excellence and shareholder value, is exactly what Yahoo needs to get back on a path toward achieving its full potential."
Bartz, 60, spent 14 years as Autodesk's CEO before becoming executive chairman in 2006. At Yahoo, Bartz's challenges will include adapting from a successful but relatively unknown software company to a struggling media company whose Internet properties used by hundreds of millions of people.
In addition, Yahoo announced the departure of President Susan Decker.
"The Board thanks Sue for her service as President, the important contributions she has made to Yahoo!'s development in a variety of roles over the past 8-1/2 years, and her willingness to work with Carol Bartz to ensure a smooth transition. We respect her decision to move on to other challenges and wish her only the best," Bostock said in a statement.
Stay tuned to this post for more details as they come from a news conference at 2:30 p.m. PST. We'll be live-blogging the event.… Read more
In a U.S. District Court patent ruling against Rambus, the judge highlighted some of the company's aggressive tactics for targeting and suing memory chip manufacturers.
On Friday, Judge Sue L. Robinson, in the U.S. District Court in Delaware, ruled that Rambus' patent suit against Micron Technology is "unenforceable," citing "spoliation," defined as the "destruction or alteration of evidence." This occurs when a party has "intentionally or negligently breached its duty to preserve potentially discoverable evidence," Judge Robinson wrote in her opinion.
As a result, 12 Rambus patents are not … Read more
This post was updated at 1:39 p.m. PST with Yahoo declining to comment.
Yahoo may have fallen out of favor with Wall Street after the failed Microsoft buyout bid, but that doesn't mean you can count Yahoo President Sue Decker out of the running for CEO, people familiar with executive search say.
Decker has undergone two full rounds of in-depth interviews with Yahoo's board, according to sources.
And, in executive recruiting circles, more than one in-depth interview with an internal candidate signals a strong contender, said David Nosal, CEO of executive recruiting firm Nosal Partners.
"… Read more