Former commanding general Stanley McChrystal joined HP's EVP Todd Bradley to discuss leadership, technology, and McChrystal's response to Rolling Stone.
FORTUNE -- For years, as commanding general and later as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, Gen. Stanley McChrystal would watch his troops on the ground on a daily basis from afar. Thanks to video streaming technology, Gen. McChrystal said, "I could watch every one of our operations, and through MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jul 23, 2013 6:18 PM ET
CNN president Jeff Zucker discusses the future of the brand, its focus on mobile, and the importance of understanding "where our bread is buttered."
FORTUNE -- Jeff Zucker is famous for saying that the TV business couldn't afford to trade "analog dollars for digital pennies." That was a few years ago, when Zucker was CEO of NBC Universal.
Now, Zucker is president of CNN Worldwide and says that digital television has gone MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jul 23, 2013 1:29 PM ET
Founder control has worked for the search giant. But that doesn't mean it is necessarily a better way.
FORTUNE -- You can't blame Google CEO Larry Page for not being consistent. As Google prepared to go public nine years ago, Page detailed in a letter to prospective investors the many ways in which Google would be unconventional. It would focus on users and on long-term results; it would have an unusual MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jun 19, 2013 6:42 AM ET
The story behind the computer world's most enduring design -- and that quirky little red dot in the middle of the ThinkPad keyboard.
FORTUNE -- A few rows of airline seats are bolted to the floor in a room with sweeping views of the North Carolina countryside at Lenovo's U.S. headquarters in Morrisville. It's an incongruous sight, until you realize that if you are going to make one of the most MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jun 10, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Google is betting its algorithms can enhance your snapshots.
FORTUNE -- Most of us will never be Ansel Adams. But Google is betting that its algorithms can enhance our snapshots with the finesse of a darkroom pro.
On Wednesday, the company unveiled a set of improvements to the photo capabilities of Google+, its social network, that include the automatic refinishing of images. Using the same kind of machine learning algorithms it developed MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - May 15, 2013 1:48 PM ET
Square CEO Jack Dorsey spoke to Fortune exclusively about his company's new hardware, Stand, a $299 countertop point of sale system.
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, fast growing mobile payments startup Square introduced Stand, a hardware device that cradles an iPad, turning it into a countertop point of sale system. Square CEO Jack Dorsey and Jesse Dorogusker, a former Apple (AAPL) exec who led the development of Stand, spoke with Fortune on Monday MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - May 14, 2013 11:45 AM ET
The fast-growing payments startup is making an aggressive play for larger retailers.
FORTUNE -- Early last year, Square, Jack Dorsey's fast-growing mobile payments startup, made an unusual hire: Jesse Dorogusker, an Apple hardware executive who was responsible for docking stations, headphones, and other peripherals, joined as vice president of hardware. The move foreshadowed a foray into gadgets by Square, which is best known for its white plastic credit card reader for iOS MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - May 14, 2013 11:23 AM ET
Valuation concerns have scuttled negotiations, according to a person familiar with the talks.
FORTUNE -- Negotiations between Lenovo and IBM over a multi-billion dollar deal under which Lenovo would acquire parts of IBM's server business have broken down, according to people familiar with the situation.
While the discussions could resume, they were halted over valuation concerns, according to a person familiar with the talks.
Spokespeople for Lenovo and IBM (IBM) declined to comment.
MORE: Nearly MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - May 1, 2013 4:32 PM ET
Three of the Bay Area's marquee investment firms want to capture the most interesting ideas before they're hatched.
FORTUNE -- It was classic Sergey Brin. Dressed in sports shorts, an exercise shirt and blue Crocs, the Google co-founder showed up riding an elliptical bicycle, and as he does these days, wearing Glass, Google's futuristic wearable computer that fits on a head mounted display. Oh, and he was a few minutes late.
The MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Apr 10, 2013 5:00 PM ET
Facebook's major announcement really amounts to one thing: The social network is using the search giant's own platform against it.
FORTUNE -- The last time Google and Facebook had a chance to make friends was October 2007, when the two companies discussed an advertising alliance. Ultimately, Facebook snubbed Google in favor of archrival Microsoft.
It's all been downhill since then. As Facebook (FB) grew to become an Internet superpower, it liberally poached MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Apr 4, 2013 1:00 PM ET
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