In four years, Kabam went from San Francisco startup to major global player. (Must have been something in the dumplings.)
FORTUNE -- Kabam, the San Francisco mobile gaming company, has all the wrong things going for it.
Its 33-year-old founder and CEO, Kevin Chou, is neither an arrogant new college graduate nor a high-profile former big-company executive. The company's core customers are gamers, not housewives, giving Kabam a certain dog-bites-man quality about MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Dec 12, 2013 6:20 AM ET
Talk is cheap.
FORTUNE -- All the noise over what Apple ought to do with its cash almost makes one wistful for the days when everyone obsessed only over Apple's products.
Time coverboy Carl Icahn is on Apple's (AAPL) case to give back more of its cash to shareholders -- like himself. It's a perfectly reasonable position to take. Apple's hoard had grown to the nine figures with no reasonable prospects for MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Dec 5, 2013 9:22 AM ET
Samsung and LG have announced phones with curved displays. Apple has not. So what?
FORTUNE -- Only with Apple could a single-sourced article about something that might happen 10 months from now be news.
Bloomberg published a story Monday that said that, according to a "person familiar with the plans," Apple (AAPL) is developing larger-screened phones that use curved and flexible materials. Samsung and LG either already have such phones in the MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 12, 2013 5:34 PM ET
Great journalism doesn't come cheap.
FORTUNE -- Late last week I posted a short essay on LinkedIn, where I am an Influencer, called "The best case study you'll ever read." In it, I slagged boring business-school case studies and celebrated a fantastic article in the current issue of Fortune magazine by Jennifer Reingold about the Brazilian private-equity firm 3G Capital's takeover of Heinz. Where I provided a link to the article, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Oct 21, 2013 10:58 AM ET
Three upcoming books about Twitter, Amazon, and the fight between Apple and Google will likely attract readers well beyond the Valley.
FORTUNE -- Silicon Valley is the most fascinating story around. Just ask the people who live and work there.
Hyperbolic or not, those who live for stories about tech should clear their schedules in the next few weeks: They are going to have plenty to read to keep them busy. Three MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Oct 11, 2013 4:27 PM ET
Ahead of the Oracle Open World developers' conference, co-president Mark Hurd spoke to Fortune about the software giant's shift to the cloud, and what else is next.
FORTUNE -- Mark Hurd has been co-president of mega-cap technology company Oracle for three years now, having joined shortly after his dramatic exit as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Hurd's dramas these days are the more typical business type: Oracle's coming to grips that it is MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Sep 23, 2013 10:41 AM ET
After Rupert Murdoch spent so many years pursuing the Chinese market, 21st Century Fox is now reducing its exposure.
FORTUNE -- It is an iron-clad rule of the contemporary business landscape: Invest in China or imperil your future growth. It's noteworthy, then, that one of the most aggressive western companies in terms of trying to crack the China nut is more or less giving up the fight.
21st Century Fox, the film MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Sep 20, 2013 8:40 AM ET
The provider of education guides and other digital learning materials is expanding into Korea.
FORTUNE -- Shmoop, the digital education publisher founded by the Silicon Valley powerhouse couple David and Ellen Siminoff, has taken its first venture-capital investment in order to expand into Asia.
The Siminoffs, he a former portfolio manager with the mega-billion-dollar Los Angeles firm Capital Group, and she an early executive at Yahoo (YHOO) and former CEO of search-ad MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Sep 16, 2013 6:00 AM ET
By offering an iPhone in the United States starting at $99, Apple is moving aggressively into the low end of smartphones.
FORTUNE -- Choose your luxury metaphor, but Apple (AAPL) always has been the BMW, the Tiffany, the Four Seasons of the computing and electronics industry. On Tuesday, it unveiled its Chevrolet strategy.
That's a big deal, a moment worth noting. (Should I have added J.C. Penney (JCP) and Courtyard Suites by MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Sep 10, 2013 4:01 PM ET
The former IBM chief has a stellar record. What better credentials could a new Microsoft CEO have than having humiliated and beaten his new charges?
FORTUNE -- When I reviewed Steve Ballmer's umpteenth structural reorganization of Microsoft last month -- was it only last month? -- I noted that the key missing ingredient to making the construct work was leadership. A re-jiggered Apple without Steve Jobs doing the jiggering never would MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Aug 27, 2013 10:13 AM ET
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