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
A glimpse of the future -- printed in 3-D -- in Long Island City.
FORTUNE -- A short subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, Peter Weijmarshausen is building a factory that reimagines mass production. Weijmarshausen is the co-founder and chief executive of Shapeways, a company that lets people design and order objects printed on high-end 3-D printers.
It's not a new idea, but in the last year 3-D printing has become newly available: In MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 14, 2013 10:28 AM ET
Many users describe a surge in activity on the social network. Truth is, it's been a long-time coming.
FORTUNE -- What's up with LinkedIn? Suddenly it's everywhere. Last week, as I finished up teaching a dozen masters students in publishing, I told them to keep in touch. Nobody called. No one emailed. Seven of them requested to connect with me on LinkedIn.
What's more, lately my inbox has been teeming with social MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 10, 2013 2:22 PM ET
The search giant is dipping a toe in the quickly growing peer-to-peer lending industry.
FORTUNE -- First former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack joined the board of peer-to-peer investment site Lending Club. Then came Kleiner Perkins's Mary Meeker, followed by the preeminent economist Lawrence Summers. Now Lending Club has picked up another high-profile backer: On May 2, the company announced that Google has taken a minority stake in the company. Through MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 2, 2013 9:51 AM ET
Startup hopes new verified ID badges will attract more users.
FORTUNE -- Starting April 30, Airbnb will go to even greater lengths to insure you are who you say you are, online and in the real world. The apartment-sharing site will begin rolling out a verified identification program that matches digital identity -- via social networking sites -- with real-world proof -- a photo ID. Once members have been verified, Airbnb MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Apr 30, 2013 12:00 PM ET
In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview, the Facebook chief talks to Fortune about Apple, China, and what his personal challenge is for the year.
FORTUNE -- A week before Mark Zuckerberg announced the "Facebook phone," he spoke extensively to Fortune senior writer Jessi Hempel about how he's reinvented Facebook to address the huge audience of customers who access the social network on their smartphones. (The complete story of Facebook's reboot will appear MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Apr 4, 2013 3:30 PM ET
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