And it's all about education technology.
FORTUNE -- In recent years, Google (GOOG) has made a concerted push into education, marketing Chromebooks in K-12 schools and promoting its Google Play for Education initiative to offer easy access to learning apps and content.
Now Google Capital, the company's previously stealth growth fund, is accelerating those efforts with a $40 million investment in Renaissance Learning, an educational company whose student evaluation tools are used MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 19, 2014 7:02 AM ET
In exclusive interview with Fortune, VP of corporate development Don Harrison discusses Larry Page's plan to expand into new areas through M&A.
FORTUNE -- Don Harrison became Google's head of mergers and acquisitions about a year ago. But he's been helping Google (GOOG) buy companies since 2001, when the company snapped up the Internet newsgroups archive Deja News, its first acquisition ever.
Harrison, then a lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 12, 2014 10:46 AM ET
In an interview with Fortune, Yuanqing Yang says that his company seeks to replicate its ThinkPad success with Motorola.
FORTUNE -- Fresh from signing a $2.91 billion deal with Larry Page to acquire Google's Motorola unit, Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang spoke to Motorola employees for 45 minutes at the latter company's headquarters outside of Chicago on Thursday. Immediately after that meeting, Yang discussed the deal and Lenovo's plans to compete in the MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 30, 2014 4:01 PM ET
Google CEO Larry Page admitted that it didn't make sense for Google to remain in the handset business.
FORTUNE -- After trying and failing to compete effectively in the handset business, Google is selling its Motorola business unit to Lenovo, the world's largest and fastest-growing PC maker, for $2.91 billion in cash and stock.
MORE: Can Lenovo do it?
After the deal, Google (GOOG) will retain the vast majority of patents it acquired with MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 29, 2014 5:46 PM ET
In 10 years' time, the website-publishing startup has grown from dorm room dream to Super Bowl star.
FORTUNE -- Andrew Braccia, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, often rolls his eyes when he comes across yet another list of the hottest New York startups. Most often, Squarespace, which he helped to finance, does not make the cut. Yet, he says, Squarespace is bigger and more successful than most of those that have MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 29, 2014 7:00 AM ET
Here's a hint: Apple and Samsung should be nervous.
FORTUNE -- In this game of chicken, it looks like IBM blinked.
The Armonk, N.Y.-based technology company (IBM) has wanted to unload its low-end, x86 server business for some time. Early last year, it conducted serious negotiations with the most likely buyer, Lenovo, the Beijing-based company that purchased its personal computer business in 2005. News of an impending deal, presumably leaked by IBM, MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 24, 2014 11:37 AM ET
Tuft and Needle is set to do to the mattress business what Warby Parker did for eyewear and TOMS did for footwear: blow it up.
FORTUNE -- If Warby Parker could disrupt the eyewear business and TOMS the footwear market, why not use technology to try to disrupt mattresses?
That's what two engineers set out to do some 18 months ago. The result is Tuft and Needle, a startup that began selling MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 22, 2014 10:11 AM ET
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
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