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  • Transcript: Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman

    Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar, spoke to Fortune's Geoff Colvin about bulldozers, fuel technology, and engines.

    Below is an unedited transcript.

    MODERATOR:  This morning we have a great lineup, and we will kick things off with Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, and he will be talking with my colleague, Geoff Colvin.  Please welcome them now.

    MR. COLVIN:  Have a seat there, Doug.  Thanks Adam, thanks everyone.  Lots to talk about here, MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 5:23 PM ET
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  • Transcript: Michael Dell addresses Dell's future

    Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell, was interviewed by Fortune's Andy Serwer at Brainstorm Tech in Aspen. They talked about the PC market, the enterprise, China, and Apple. 

    Below is an unedited transcript of the discussion.

    ANDY SERWER:  (Applause.)  Hey, Michael, how are you doing?

    MICHAEL DELL:  Great, Andy, how are you?

    ANDY SERWER:  Doing great, good to see you.  How is the weather in Round Rock, Texas right now?

    MICHAEL DELL:  Well, you know, in MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 3:55 PM ET
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  • Trying to work with Facebook? Good luck.

    At a panel on the business of social media, participants were in agreement on one thing: It's too early to tell how to make money from it.

    By Megan Barnett

    FORTUNE -- Advertisers, publishers, and developers are all desperate to get ahold of their piece of the Facebook pie. So what's it like to work with Facebook when you're trying to develop new campaigns or products for the platform?

    "Working with Facebook MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 11:32 AM ET
  • Transcript: Schmidt and Thiel smackdown

    Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, and Peter Thiel, technology investor and entrepreneur, participated in a lively debate at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, CO, about the future of technology, and so much more. Fortune's Adam Lashinsky moderated.

    Below is an unedited transcript of the event. 

    ADAM LASHINSKY: Gentlemen, Eric, why don't you go sit on the far side.  Peter, maybe sit next to me.  I won't make any jokes about who is MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 8:44 AM ET
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  • Why women matter more online

    Nick Lehman, president, digital, NBCUniversal, joined Susan Lyne, chairman, Gilt Groupe and Brit Morin, founder and CEO, Brit & Co. for a conversation at Fortune Brainstorm Tech about why women have become such an important demographic on the web. Fortune's Jessi Hempel moderated. 

    Below is an unedited transcript.

    JESSI HEMPEL:  So, now we're moving on to an exciting topic.  We even queued up some tech news for this topic today, Women on the Web.  No, MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 12:18 AM ET
  • Transcript: Neil Smit and Anne Sweeney on TV's future

    Neil Smit, executive vice president of Comcast, joined Anne Sweeney, president, Disney/ABC Television Group, on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference for a discussion about the future of television, moderated by Fortune's Stephanie Mehta. 

    Below is an unedited transcript of the discussion.

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  At the beginning of 2012, Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) announced a multi-billion-dollar, ten-year distribution deal that covers all of Disney's television content, including streaming on a variety of devices.  MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 12:05 AM ET
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  • Brainstorm Green: Feeding the world sustainably and affordably

    Greg Page, CEO of Cargill and Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy sat down for a conversation with's Michael Elliott at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

    Below is an unedited transcript of the talk:

    MICHAEL ELLIOTT:  We've got the prospect of a terrific conversation in store for us.  We have Greg Page from Cargill on my immediate right, and Mark Tercek from The Nature Conservancy two away MORE

    Apr 18, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Buffett goes big in Big Blue

    Non-techie Warren Buffett buys more IBM shares for Berkshire Hathaway than Watson could probably guess.

    By Carol Loomis, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- A tech stock for Buffett? Yes, a very big tech stock, and a walloping part of it, too.

    Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and up to now a famous avoider of tech stocks, disclosed today on CNBC that his company has accumulated a huge investment in IBM. Berkshire spent about MORE

    Nov 14, 2011 9:21 AM ET
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  • Why Apple's big miss doesn't matter

    This miss is just a minor blip due to analysts getting overzealous with their estimates.

    By Andy M. Zaky, contributor

    FORTUNE -- You're going to come across quite a bit of commentary today that will try and pin Apple's earnings miss to some vague notion of the weakening global macroeconomic environment, to the death of Steve Jobs or to the beginning of a general slowdown at Apple.

    Those who know very little about MORE

    Oct 19, 2011 8:47 AM ET
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  • Brainstorm Tech video: Spotify's Daniel Ek on transforming digital music

    Daniel Ek, CEO and co-founder of the online music service Spotify, sat down for a one-on-one with Fortune's Andy Serwer at the Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo.

    ANDY SERWER:  Hello, hello, hello.  Look at this, they're so generous, Daniel.  There's just water, water everywhere.

    DANIEL EK:  It's great, I like it.

    ANDY SERWER:  Excellent.

    Please join me in welcoming Daniel Ek.  As you may know, Daniel is the founder and CEO of Spotify, MORE

    Jul 21, 2011 2:46 PM ET
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