Tech is big in New York -- but the alley still ain't the valley. Here's our annual report card.
FORTUNE -- Last May when Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer paid $1.1 billion in cash to buy Tumblr, New York techies cheered. Finally! A New York startup exits for more than a billion dollars! This hasn't happened since Doubleclick sold to Google in 2007. And it is one of the signs people MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
After announcing I was taking a month-long break from social media, I found myself, well, cheating.
FORTUNE -- I cheated. More than once. As Fortune readers may already know, on August. 1, I announced I was giving up social media for the month. After a decade of signing up for ever-more social services, I wanted to find out what I'd won -- and lost -- in the process. So I gave MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 13, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Glow, a fertility app, is linked to a nonprofit fund to help women get IVF.
FORTUNE -- The most interesting thing about Max Levchin's new venture to help women get pregnant is Glow First. It's a nonprofit fund offered as a premium service for the mobile app. If Glow is the mobile application that collects copious amounts of information about a prospective mother's reproductive health to help her get pregnant naturally, Glow MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 8, 2013 12:06 PM ET
Well, temporarily anyway. The goal? To see what I've gained (and lost) in the last decade.
FORTUNE -- I'm signing off Facebook for the month of August. And Twitter. And Instagram. And LinkedIn, Pinterest, & MessageMe. If you'd like to reach me before September, please send an email to my @fortune address or better yet, call me. I suspect I'll have a bit more time than usual to call you back.
Put MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 1, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Media reports about younger users leaving the social networking site aren't what they seem.
FORTUNE -- More people are using Facebook. And they're using Facebook more. The social networking site's number of monthly users has jumped 21% year over year to 1.5 billion in June; 61% of those people logged on every single day. Not surprising then that, as Facebook's robust ads business gains momentum, the firm's stock price has finally MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jul 31, 2013 12:30 PM ET
More firepower in the startup's bid to transform interactive books.
FORTUNE -- Just five months after digital book publisher Inkling launched Habitat, a set of cloud-based tools that let users create interactive books, the startup has picked up two powerful new partners. Publishing giants Pearson and Elsevier have announced multi-million dollar deals to use Inkling to build digital versions of the textbooks, scientific and technical journals they publish. The news comes MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jul 17, 2013 12:20 PM ET
That may be why it's getting more attention than ever.
FORTUNE -- Uber is raising money again. After several weeks of speculation that the digital taxi-hailing service would raise a round large enough to value the company at well over $1 billion, CEO Travis Kalanick confirmed to the Wall Street Journal July 12 that he was talking to investors. The exact amount is TBD, but I plan to ask him about MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jul 15, 2013 2:02 PM ET
Ben Silbermann says that the startup isn't making money -- yet.
FORTUNE -- Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann leads one of a small number of privileged startups for whom growth is so strong that money is not (yet) the point. Instead he's focused on solving one of the largest conundrums on the web. Google is great when you're searching for "West Elm couch gray," but what happens when you want to discover MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 30, 2013 6:33 AM ET
The search giant opened its New York City office a decade ago. Time flies.
FORTUNE -- It takes 10 years to become a New Yorker. There's no official document that says this, and you can argue the point if you like, but among my friends, that's the going wisdom.
So, it's official: I offer my congratulations to Google (GOOG). Your world headquarters may be in Mountain View, but you're an official New MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 22, 2013 12:53 PM ET
IBM's CEO told Fortune what the future holds for the talking supercomputer.
FORTUNE -- On May 15, Fortune senior writer Jessi Hempel interviewed IBM (IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty as a keynote for the National Venture Capital Association's 40th anniversary conference, Venturescape. What follows is an edited version of their conversation.
Fortune: IBM was once about mainframes, and then PCs and printers. Now IBM is about services, software, Watson. How do you think MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 17, 2013 11:35 AM ET
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