Yahoo's chief executive was heavy on the spectacle at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but it remains to be seen whether the fireworks will translate to revenues.
FORTUNE -- The history of Yahoo (YHOO) CEOs giving keynotes at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is not exactly stellar.
There was 2010, when Carol Bartz canceled her appearance abruptly with little explanation.
There was 2008, when co-founder Jerry Yang opened with a MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 8, 2014 11:04 AM ET
Redmond can bash Google's $199 laptop all it wants, but a look at holiday sales suggests that people aren't listening.
FORTUNE -- When Amazon released its list of holiday bestsellers the day after Christmas, the second-most popular laptop was the Asus Transformer, a Windows 8 laptop with a detachable keyboard that converts into a tablet. It's just the kind of portable consumer device that Microsoft (MSFT) desperately needs to be a MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 2, 2014 9:01 AM ET
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and chairman of Twitter, talks about competition in mobile payments, the tech-centric challenges for San Francisco, and Square's plans for 2014.
FORTUNE -- It's been a busy week for Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chairman of Twitter and CEO of Square. Last week, he revealed to Fortune that he decided to return 10% of his stake in Square to the company. On Monday, he joined the MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Dec 24, 2013 8:26 AM ET
Exclusive: The founder and CEO makes an uncommon move to expand the company's pool of shares for compensation and acquisitions.
FORTUNE -- Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Square, has voluntarily given 10% of his shares in the company back to Square. The highly unusual move will expand significantly the pool of shares available for employee compensation and acquisitions while minimizing dilution for shareholders.
Dorsey owns approximately 30% of Square and MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Dec 20, 2013 4:59 AM ET
Paid product ads appear to be working wonders for the tech company during its most lucrative quarter.
FORTUNE -- The winter holiday season is crunch time for retailers everywhere. Often, it's the difference between a profitable year and one that ends in the red. On the Web, one company is not selling goods, but still profiting handsomely anyway: Google.
The Internet search and advertising giant has long seen an uptick in business in MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Dec 18, 2013 5:00 AM ET
With a content strategy well underway, the media company takes a hard look at how its core product appears in the living room.
FORTUNE—America's obsession with Netflix goes well beyond recent hit shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. It spans genres and generations, and accounts for 1 billion hours of viewing a month—nearly one third of all downstream Internet traffic.
Now Netflix (NFLX) wants to ensconce itself even further in MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Nov 13, 2013 12:01 AM ET
Chinese computer maker introduces Yoga, its Android tablets that break the mold.
FORTUNE -- Who says tablets have to be flat? There was no decree from Steve Jobs, no edict from Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG), or Samsung. Oh, and Ashton Kutcher thinks it's unnecessary (more on that later). Yet the tablet market today is a sea of often indistinguishable flat slates in which hardware innovation is measured in thinness, screen resolution, MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Oct 31, 2013 11:00 AM ET
ISIS and Jamba Juice team up to spur adoption of mobile wallet.
FORTUNE -- Can a million free smoothies save the mobile wallet?
That's the hope of ISIS, the mobile payments venture backed by major wireless carriers. ISIS has teamed up with Jamba Juice to offer a free smoothie or juice to the first million customers who use the ISIS mobile wallet app when it launches nationwide later this year.
Mobile wallets have MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Oct 16, 2013 8:00 AM ET
Shane Smith, CEO of Vice Media, talks about finding success online, his unorthodox approach to news, and filming Dennis Rodman in North Korea.
FORTUNE -- Born as an indie magazine, Vice Media has morphed into an irreverent digital media powerhouse, in large part, through the force of personality of its iconoclastic CEO-cum-on-air-personality, Shane Smith. Its approach to the news has been described as "More 'Jackass' than journalism." Yet, Vice's raw, in-your-face voice MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Oct 14, 2013 10:19 AM ET
A Fortune tech writer comes clean about his early take on a not-so-Obvious startup.
FORTUNE—I was wholly uninterested in Twitter. Frankly, I thought it was dumb. It was November 2006, and I had gone to interview Ev Williams.
Already a serial entrepreneur, Williams had become something of a Silicon Valley rebel. He was speaking publicly about turning his back on venture capitalists. Bruised by the failure of his latest startup, Odeo, Williams MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Sep 13, 2013 4:35 PM ET
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