Peter Oppenheimer quietly presided over one of the most remarkable runs in the technology industry's history.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's longtime chief financial officer, kept an especially low profile during his tenure. He rarely spoke publicly beyond the company's quarterly earnings calls, and happily left the spotlight to Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, and other high-profile members of the company's senior executive team. Even Apple (AAPL) fanatics would have MOREMar 7, 2014 10:31 AM ET
Enduring the polar vortex with the chief executive of the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
By Maya Baratz
FORTUNE -- "Want to borrow my gloves?" Slava Rubin, co-founder and CEO of crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, asks me as we walk on a chilly February afternoon toward a café in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood. "They're from Russia," he adds, revealing the tag hidden inside one of the gloves and exposing its soft shearling liner. His grandmother MOREMar 6, 2014 12:08 PM ET
Ultra high-resolution "4K" technology was supposed to revive the television business. What people didn't expect: That growth would come from China.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- Lately, shipments and sales of televisions are about as flat as the sets. According to the market research firm TrendForce, panel shipments for TVs amounted to just 65.07 million units in January, dropping 12% month-to-month.
The one bright side for the industry? Next-generation display technology called MOREMar 5, 2014 9:26 AM ET
Drugmakers are developing a needle-less way to deliver insulin to patients, but that's likely a long way from hitting the market.
By Gerald Bernstein
FORTUNE -- A recent article in the Wall Street Journal provided a fascinating description of a robotic pill designed to replace injectable drugs like insulin that are used to treat chronic conditions like diabetes.
The robotic pill hasn't been tested in humans, and the Journal pointed out that it is MOREMar 5, 2014 8:50 AM ET
Hacking, crowdsourcing, and mobile bar code scanning? A young San Francisco startup hits all the right notes, but its final product isn't an app. It's a pair of socks.
By Brittany Shoot
FORTUNE -- "Of course I'm wearing my own socks," Rick Levine tells me on a patchy call from a Motel 6. He's holed up to ride out a snowstorm, and he's wearing the wool socks he designed.
Over the past MOREMar 5, 2014 6:25 AM ET
The social networking company is reportedly in talks to buy the drone manufacturer.
By Clay Dillow
FORTUNE -- Google isn't the only web giant buying its way into the robotics game, or the ubiquitous global Internet game, for that matter. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-flying, solar powered drone aircraft capable of staying aloft for up to five years without ever having MOREMar 4, 2014 2:16 PM ET
The crowdfunding platform surpasses $1 billion pledged just shy of its five-year anniversary.
By Brady Dale
FORTUNE -- At 4:03 a.m. Monday, the billionth dollar was pledged on a Kickstarter campaign. The crowdfunding company had ready a detailed infographic and web page to mark the occasion, noting that the sum is equivalent to 50 years of basketball star LeBron James's contract for the National Basketball Association, where he is among MOREMar 4, 2014 12:06 PM ET
Hundreds of stores and sports venues are being outfitted with proximity-based messaging technology. Are consumers willing to listen?
By Heather Clancy
FORTUNE -- Welcome a frequent customer with a personal message. Offer an in-store deal on excess boot inventory before summer sandals hit the shelves. Remind tailgating season ticketholders to head to their seats before kick-off.
Ever since smartphones became virtually ubiquitous, marketers have fantasized about mobile engagement scenarios like these, specific MOREFeb 28, 2014 2:49 PM ET
Wireless companies see the unbanked masses in the United States as prime targets for mobile financial services.
By Erik Heinrich
FORTUNE -- Delivering financial services to the world's unbanked masses is not a topic that usually includes a developed economy like the United States.
That's because Africa is the global leader in this area. Its mobile network operators are boosting their bottom lines and raising standards of living by offering mobile wallets MOREFeb 28, 2014 12:09 PM ET
The rules of business are changing.
By Aaron Levie
FORTUNE – The CEO of a large insurance provider had the misfortune of being seated next to me at a recent event. As the founder of an enterprise software company, naturally I pressed him on his business's information technology strategy. The conversation didn't last long. His organization lacked a technology agenda beyond using IT to keep the business running smoothly. Recent discussions with MOREFeb 27, 2014 11:50 AM ET
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