‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Doris Roberts dies at 90

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LOS ANGELES — Doris Roberts, who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on Everybody Loves Raymond, has died, a family spokeswoman said. She was 90.

Roberts died overnight in her sleep, spokeswoman Janet Daily said Monday. Daily was told of the death by Roberts’ son, Michael Cannata.

The cause of death was not immediately known. Roberts had been healthy and active, Daily said.

In the last two weeks, the actress had attended a discussion on Hollywood and gender held by the SAG-AFTRA actors’ guild.

Roberts won four Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Marie Barone on CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond, and received a total of seven nods as best supporting actress for the show. Read more…

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Everyone Loves the Cloud Price Wars — For Now

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For consumers, the recent price war over storage has been a pleasant surprise. For Internet companies, though, it’s been a cause for an extended wave of high fives.

“One of my CEOs declared to me the other day that last week’s activity in the cloud may have been one of the most important weeks in technology history, but we won’t realize it for many years to come,” wrote Jeff Bussgang, a general partner at venture capital firm Flybridge Capital.

Why? Specialization is a powerful economic force. It fueled the Industrial Revolution, and it has quietly transformed the digital world. Read more…

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