Microsoft's new chairman brings focus and an even keel to its board of directors.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- When John Thompson resigned as Symantec's chief executive in 2009, he figured he'd do like many other retired Silicon Valley leaders: invest in start-ups and sit on a few corporate boards. In short, he wanted a bit of tranquility after years of hard work.
Retirement has been anything but tranquil for Thompson, however. MOREFeb 7, 2014 4:00 PM ET
Japan is about to augment its busiest train route with a super-fast maglev service and is looking sell its tech know-how abroad. A group of investors in the U.S. is interested, but it'll take a lot more than just curiosity (namely, cash, and a whole bunch of it) to get this project going.Feb 6, 2014 11:33 AM ET
Its acquisition of DeepMind Technologies holds promise for its advertising, autonomous vehicle, and "smart home" businesses.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- Google's executives have long dreamed of solving one of the technology industry's biggest riddles. How do you predict what people want -- hockey scores or new Ugg boots, for example -- before they even ask for it? Reading user's minds, or at least seeming to, would make Google's products that MOREFeb 5, 2014 6:41 AM ET
EA Sports lets NFL stars play as themselves in Xbox One tournament during Super Bowl week.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- There was a big game being played in New York, although it wasn't on Super Bowl Sunday. At Pier 86 on Jan. 30, Electronic Arts celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its $4 billion videogame franchise, Madden NFL 25, at Madden Bowl XX, the annual videogame tournament and Super Bowl party MOREJan 31, 2014 1:58 PM ET
Zimbabwe's biggest wireless provider wants to bring mobile-based money services to the currency-challenged African country.
By Erik Heinrich
FORTUNE -- Zimbabwean telecom tycoon (and the country's only billionaire) Strive Masiyiwa has been called a "global business influential," a "face of New Africa," and the "Bill Gates of Africa." He continues to live up to the reputation with a new venture that's as bold as they come.
The founder and chairman of Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe's MOREJan 22, 2014 10:41 AM ET
Shipping boxes? Easy. Shipping perishable food? Different story. A look at what it's like to live on the edge in the logistics business.
By Jennifer Alsever
FORTUNE -- It all seems so simple: Hit the "place order" button online and get a head of lettuce, a dozen eggs, or a gallon of milk delivered to your doorstep within 24 hours. But behind the scenes, the burgeoning market of online grocery delivery involves MOREJan 21, 2014 3:20 PM ET
In a boost for the defense industry, the omnibus budget bill passed this week exploits a loophole to further cushion already watered-down budget cuts.
By Clay Dillow
FORUNE -- A year ago, "sequestration" was an ominous word in defense circles as the industry braced for what promised to be drastic across-the-board cuts in federal spending. But with this week's passage of the 2014 omnibus spending bill, everything looks -- well, everything MOREJan 17, 2014 2:58 PM ET
Its offerings of television shows and movies are mediocre at best, and competitors are catching up.
By Sanjay Sanghoee, contributor
FORTUNE -- At almost $338 a share, Netflix (NFLX) stock has surged more than fourfold since the start of last year. Next week, the video streaming company is expected to report earnings for the final quarter of 2013, but before investors get too excited, they should take a deeper look at the MOREJan 15, 2014 1:25 PM ET
Is there return on investment for showing at consumer technology's biggest annual event? It's a bit fuzzy.
By Alex Halperin
FORTUNE -- Klipsch Group Inc. came to the International Consumer Electronics Show this year to make a statement. Speakers blasted AC/DC at the company's booth, and signs featured burnished electric guitars and irreverent slogans like, "Your music could sound better, just sayin'," "Big sound, no bullshit" and "A little heresy is MOREJan 14, 2014 1:09 PM ET
Forget the product announcements and press events. For a true taste of consumer technology's biggest annual gathering, we hit the show floor and shadow vendors in action.
By Alex Halperin
FORTUNE -- Sean Simone is looking for attention at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The scruffy, 24-year-old tech executive is standing in a distant corner of a humming hall packed with technologists, marketers, and journalists. Behind him is a sign for his company, the Baton MOREJan 13, 2014 11:15 AM ET
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