• YouTube food network Tastemade raises another $10M

    The venture capital dollars are flowing on YouTube.

    FORTUNE -- The rise of the YouTube studio shows no sign of abating.

    On Thursday, Tastemade, a year-old YouTube studio focused on food and cooking shows, said it raised $10 million in its second major financing round from venture capitalists. The funding is the latest in a string of investments and acquisitions of digital channels or networks dedicated to creating professional video content primarily MORE

    - Aug 15, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Laurene Powell Jobs backs ambitious media site

    Ozy Media will create content for the so-called change generation.

    FORTUNE -- Laurene Powell Jobs, the intensely private widow of Steve Jobs, has teamed up with other Silicon Valley luminaries to back an ambitious new journalism site dubbed Ozy Media.

    The brainchild of Carlos Watson, a veteran television journalist and entrepreneur, Ozy hopes to dish out fare that will stand out in a crowded media environment. Ozy, based in Mountain View, will MORE

    - Jul 25, 2013 6:11 PM ET
  • What digital network TV execs fear most

    Executives from CBS and NBC debate the future of television in a YouTube world.

    FORTUNE -- Is YouTube ushering the era of Cable 2.0 – a world where channels go from hundreds to thousands and where real and professional content businesses are being built in the platform?

    The similarities between YouTube and the early days of cable are striking, said Lauren Zalaznick, executive vice president, media innovation and cross platform initiatives at MORE

    - Jul 24, 2013 12:52 PM ET
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal on life after the military

    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 MORE

    - Jul 23, 2013 6:18 PM ET
  • CNN's Jeff Zucker: Digital is our future

    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 MORE

    - Jul 23, 2013 1:29 PM ET
  • The truth about Google's stock split

    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 MORE

    - Jun 19, 2013 6:42 AM ET
  • Lenovo's ThinkPad: Inspired by a bento box

    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 MORE

    - Jun 10, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • Google wants to make photos Google Plus' killer app

    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 MORE

    - May 15, 2013 1:48 PM ET
  • Jack Dorsey: 'We are optimizing for growth'

    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 MORE

    - May 14, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • Square unveils Stand, a countertop point of sale system

    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 MORE

    - May 14, 2013 11:23 AM ET
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Miguel Helft
Miguel Helft
Senior Writer, Fortune

Miguel Helft is a San Francisco-based Senior Writer at FORTUNE, where he covers Silicon Valley. He joined FORTUNE in August 2011 following a 5-year stint as a reporter at The New York Times covering companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. His knowledge of Silicon Valley and the tech world runs deep. He worked as a software engineer at Sun Microsystems in the late-1980s, and for the past 15 years, he has chronicled major industry events -- from the Microsoft antitrust trial to the dot-com boom and bust - at publications like the Industry Standard, the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times. Born and raised in Argentina, Helft emigrated to the U.S. to attend Stanford University, where he earned a BA in Philosophy and a Master's in Computer Science.


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