FROM Ben Johnson
Yahoo's Downfall This week Yahoo Inc. announced it would be laying off 15 percent of its 11,000 employees. Its overall fate is just as dismal: The company could be up for sale and its CEO could be gone pretty soon. Let’s not get started about the lawsuit that accuses the company of using performance reviews illegally and unfairly in firing employees. CEO Marissa Mayer is being questioned about what’s going on and board members could also decide her fate in the upcoming weeks.
The Art of Manufacturing, Apple's new headquarters What's one mile around, has a four-story glass door, and looks like a spaceship? DnA gets a tour of Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino. And we learn about Los Angeles' creative economy, and why LA is a hotbed for manufacturing.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.