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SolarCity’s Holiday Grinching

By Tom Dotan · Dec 02, 2015 10:53 AM PST

Holiday parties have long been a good indicator of which companies are cutting costs and this year is no exception. We reported today how Jawbone has downgraded its annual event to a floor of its office building. Now there’s news that SolarCity has also pared back its company-wide holiday celebration in San Francisco into a smaller affair, spread out across at the company’s ...

No Deal Between Microsoft, Mesosphere

By Amir Efrati and Steve Nellis · Oct 28, 2015 9:26 AM PDT

Mesosphere and Microsoft couldn’t come to terms over a potential buyout of the cloud infrastructure startup, said people briefed on the recent discussions.

Microsoft this summer made an offer of around $150 million for Mesosphere, these people said, but the startup wanted more. It looked for alternative bidders willing to pay more than $200 million, one of these people said, without ...