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  • Michael Ovitz, tech dealmaker

    The once hard-charging Hollywood agent has reinvented himself as a Silicon Valley deal guru.

    FORTUNE -- Michael Ovitz, once the most powerful agent in Hollywood -- and the most notorious -- has taken his Rolodex to the Valley and set himself up as an adviser to young tech entrepreneurs.  His new act is described in a feature article by David A. Kaplan in the new issue of Fortune magazine, Michael Ovitz does MORE

    Oct 10, 2013 8:50 AM ET
  • Video: What are the implications of TV everywhere?

    Courtney Holt, chief operating officer of Maker Studios, joined Alan Patricof, founder and managing director of Greycroft Partners, David Rhodes, president of CBS News, Eric Solomon, SVP, Global Digital Audience Measurement, Nielsen, and Anthony Wood, founder and CEO of Roku, for a lively discussion at Fortune Brainstorm Tech about the future of television. Jason Hirschhorn, CEO of ReDEF Group, moderated.

    Jul 19, 2012 2:17 PM ET
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  • Video: Why design matters

    Yves Behar, chief creative officer, Jawbone and founder and chief designer, Fuseproject, joined Rebekah Cox, product design manager at Quora, Tony Fadell, founder and CEO of Nest, and Doreen Lorenzo, president of Frog Design on stage at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference to discuss the importance of design.


    Jul 19, 2012 2:06 PM ET
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  • Video: Debating Apple's future

    Gene Munster, senior research analyst with Piper Jaffray, and Horace Dediu, founder of, talked about what's next for Apple under Tim Cook's leadership at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, Colorado.

    Jul 19, 2012 12:29 PM ET
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  • Transcript: Victor Koo, CEO of YouKu

    Victor Koo, Founder, Chairman and CEO, YouKu, Inc., sat down with Fortune's Jessi Hempel at Brainstorm Tech in Aspen. They talked about the challenges and opportunities to online video in China. An unedited transcript and video are below. 

    VICTOR KOO:  (In progress) ‑‑ two-thirds, or 70 percent actually comes from professionally syndicated content, TV series, movies, music, videos, news, entertainment, programs, and the like.  And so the reason is, within China, if you MORE

    Jul 19, 2012 11:38 AM ET
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  • Transcript: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper took the stage at Fortune Brainstorm Tech to discuss politics, governing during tough economic times, and fracking. Fortune's Andy Serwer interviewed him.

    MR. SERWER:  Welcome, Governor Hickenlooper, to Fortune Brainstorm Tech.

    GOVERNOR HICKENLOOPER:  Glad to be here.

    MR. SERWER:  We should say a big thank you to you, because I've been calling Walter Isaacson, the head of the Aspen Institute our host, and he's not really our host.  Governor MORE

    Jul 18, 2012 12:32 PM ET
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  • Transcript: Laura Lang, John Riccitiello, Brad Smith

    How do you shift a large company to a new business model? Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang joined John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts, and Brad Smith CEO of Intuit to discuss. Fortune's Stephanie Mehta moderated. An unedited video and transcript are below.

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  Good afternoon, everyone.  That's a hard act to follow in terms of sheer brain power, but we're going to try.

    So, this panel could just as easily be MORE

    Jul 18, 2012 12:23 PM ET
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  • Transcript: AT&T's Randall Stephenson on the network's strength

    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, joined Fortune's Stephanie Mehta onstage at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen. An unedited transcript and video are below.

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  Hey, Randall.  How are you?

    RANDALL STEPHENSON:  I'm well.  You're doing all right?

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  I'm doing all right.

    RANDALL STEPHENSON:  Good.  Where do you want me?

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  Have a seat right there.  You get the green chair.

    RANDALL STEPHENSON:  The green chair.

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  So, because I was up here MORE

    Jul 18, 2012 10:58 AM ET
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  • Transcript: Don Graham and a social family affair

    Don Graham, chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Co. joined his daughter, Laura O'Shaughnessy, CEO, SocialCode, and her husband, Tim O'Shaughnessy, Co-founder and CEO, LivingSocial, to talk about the growth and opportunities in social media. Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute, moderated. 

    Below is an unedited transcript:

    WALTER ISAACSON:  That was Don Graham, all of you all know, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company.  Many distinguishing characteristics.  Was there early MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 7:07 PM ET
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  • Video: High tech meets high finance

    Are tech companies overvalued? Should they take on debt? Financiers debate the topic at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen.

    Egon Durban, managing partner, Silver Lake; Henry Ellenbogen, vice president, T. Rowe Price; David Lawee, vice president, Google, Noah Wintroub, managing director, JPMorgan.

    Jul 17, 2012 5:43 PM ET
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