Fortune speaks with John Thompson, the newly appointed chairman of Microsoft's board, about the company's recent turmoil.
FORTUNE -- John Thompson, a veteran software executive and a board member at Microsoft since 2012, led the committee that chose company insider Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO. In an interview for the current issue of Fortune about Virtual Instruments, where Thompson is CEO, he also spoke about the importance of culture, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 27, 2014 11:20 AM ET
The business-focused social network opens its publishing platform to its members, raising lots of questions.
FORTUNE -- Ryan Roslansky, head of content products for the company, strenuously rejects LinkedIn's media ambitions. Or at least he refuses to address them head on. "We are not approaching this from a publishing or media-company perspective," he told me last week.
The "this" in question is LinkedIn's announcement that it is opening its "publishing platform" to MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 26, 2014 9:16 AM ET
Newspapers and news television shows are to blame for the venture capitalist's controversial views -- which means they are working exactly as intended.
FORTUNE -- It is immutably true that to a hammer everything looks like a nail. To me these days, every conversation devolves into a lesson about the power of media.
Much ink has been spilled -- and yes, I mean for you to ponder my metaphor for at least MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 18, 2014 2:15 PM ET
Kleiner Perkins founder Tom Perkins speaks live with Fortune's Adam Lashinsky
Fortune's Adam Lashinsky interviewed Kleiner Perkins founder Tom Perkins at the Commonwealth Club INFORUM in San Francisco on Thursday, February 13th at 6:30pm Pacific time.
Tom Perkins: Taxes will lead to 'economic extinction' of the top 1%
Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votesAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 13, 2014 6:01 PM ET
Maveron's Dan Levitan, in his own words, on how he met Trupanion CEO Darryl Rawlings and decided to invest in his company.
FORTUNE -- Maveron is a U.S. venture capital firm based in Seattle and San Francisco that was co-founded in 1998 by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and investment banker Dan Levitan. The firm focuses exclusively on consumer businesses, and has made a name for itself with successful investments in the MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 6, 2014 7:04 AM ET
Before Microsoft selected him as its third-ever chief executive, Satya Nadella showed traits that would catapult him into the company's leading role.
FORTUNE -- The first thing a visitor from Silicon Valley notices in Building 35 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. -- until today the domain of new CEO Satya Nadella -- is the silence. This is the stodgy, old Microsoft (MSFT), a warren of offices with doors that MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 4, 2014 3:09 PM ET
The future of television is more interesting when you peek behind the screen.
FORTUNE -- There was nothing particularly new in Ken Auletta's highly readable article about Netflix (NFLX) in the current issue of The New Yorker. (Here's a link to a snippet of the article; the rest is for paying subscribers.) The beauty of a Ken Auletta article, though, is that there doesn't need to be a ton of earth-shatteringly MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 3, 2014 11:35 AM ET
The software giant soon will name a new leader after a tumultuous seven months of drama. A look back at the upheaval Microsoft's next CEO must address.
By Geoff Colvin and Adam Lashinsky, senior editors-at-large
FORTUNE -- Bill Gates was the star attraction at a private event that included some of Silicon Valley's young luminaries in San Francisco last October, but his planned topic, philanthropy, wasn't the most prominent topic on their MOREFeb 3, 2014 7:00 AM ET
A young media business that makes all of its money online looks offline to grow its customer base.
FORTUNE -- I recently stopped by the hip downtown San Francisco offices of PopSugar to meet chief executive Brian Sugar, a former high-tech exec who has refashioned himself as a digital media mogul. The female- and fashion-oriented publishing company that he launched with his wife Lisa is the very model of the modern, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jan 30, 2014 11:16 AM ET
We talk to Tim O'Shaughnessy, chief executive of the couponing startup, shortly after he revealed that he would step down.
FORTUNE -- Tim O'Shaughnessy, the 32-year-old founder and CEO of the digital couponing site LivingSocial, announced last week he is stepping down from his job.
His company has been on a roller coaster, surging in value at the same time as its chief competitor, Groupon (GRPN), and falling back again just as quickly. MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jan 17, 2014 5:00 AM ET
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