Author Archives: Brian O'Keefe
  • A long-time Apple bull no more

    Hedge fund manager Phillippe Laffont of Coatue Management isn't thrilled with the company's prospects.

    FORTUNE -- One longtime Apple bull doesn't sound so bullish on Apple now.

    Appearing at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., hedge fund manager Phillippe Laffont of Coatue Management sounded lukewarm at best when asked about Apple's (AAPL) prospects. At the end of March, Apple represented 6.71% of the $7.9 billion fund, good for the fifth largest MORE

    - Jul 23, 2013 8:11 PM ET
  • Wal-Mart plans to be an online juggernaut

    The original Big Data champion has its eyes set on growing in e-commerce.

    FORTUNE -- The world's largest retailer is working hard to make itself the world's most seamless operator in shopping -- both on- and offline. It would like to attract a lot of new shoppers to Walmart.com in the process.

    In a session titled "E-Walmart" at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., on Tuesday morning, Wal-Mart (WMT) chief information MORE

    - Jul 23, 2013 1:43 PM ET
  • The 4 toughest environmental challenges in business

    Industry experts offer fixes for some of the green world's thorniest issues: solar expansion, recycling, establishing standards, and feeding the world's growing population sustainably.

    FORTUNE -- Sometimes the best way to make a real breakthrough is to set an impossible goal.

    Think of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 speech in which he called for the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Many dismissed MORE

    - May 9, 2013 2:49 PM ET
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