As one analyst put it, the social network's results were good, but there were no longer many superheroes to be seen. In other words, life at Facebook is changing.
FORTUNE -- Now you know why Zuck never wanted to take Facebook public.
Running Facebook (FB) not too long ago, say before February, must have been tons of fun. The it Silicon Valley company was experiencing runaway growth, attracting the best talent and MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jul 27, 2012 8:03 AM ET
JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson addressed his naysayers at Fortune Brainstorm Tech. The transformation of the embattled retailer has only just begun.
FORTUNE -- Ron Johnson's experience building and running Apple's (AAPL) formidable retail operation was formative. It taught him to think differently and to stick to his convictions even in the face of adversity.
Now Johnson is applying these lessons to the challenging task of turning around JC Penney (JCP), the MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jul 18, 2012 12:45 PM ET
There wasn't much two of Silicon Valley's brightest luminaries could agree on.
FORTUNE -- Has technology improved our lives over the past 30 years? It depends who you ask -- and some of Silicon Valley's biggest luminaries couldn't disagree more.
According to Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google (GOOG), technology has had an overwhelmingly positive role, lifting some 2 billion people out of poverty and spreading access to vital information from MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jul 17, 2012 12:02 AM ET
The 8-year-old electronic signature provider will have raised a total of $117 million.
FORTUNE -- DocuSign, the electronic signature provider, said has raised $47.5 million in a round of financing led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. As part of the deal, which also includes investments from Accel Partners, SAP Ventures (SAP) and Comcast Ventures (CMCSA), Kleiner partner Mary Meeker will join DocuSign's board of directors.
With the new financing, the 8-year-old MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jul 12, 2012 8:26 PM ET
Tech giants - and startups like Square - want you to use your phone to pay for everything from gum to train rides. Here's how they plan to achieve cash-free nirvana.
FORTUNE -- Café Grumpy is the kind of hipster hangout that wouldn't deign to trumpet itself. Tucked away on a quiet street in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, it's easy to miss. There's no sign out front, just a frowning face MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jul 9, 2012 5:00 AM ET
With a new tablet for the pre-school set, LeapFrog is aiming to cement a long-awaited turnaround.
FORTUNE -- "You know the difference between this and an iPad," asks John Barbour, the convivial CEO of LeapFrog Enterprises. Barbour, a burly man of 53 with a thick Scottish accent, is holding a LeapPad, the educational company's made-for-kids tablet computer, which is playing the background tune to one of its learning games. Before I MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jun 18, 2012 8:30 PM ET
The innovative payments startup is bulking up its executive ranks to deal with its competition.
FORTUNE -- Square, the fast-growing mobile payments startup, is beefing up its management ranks as it faces intensifying competition from a number of well-heeled rivals.
The company said Wednesday that it hired Salesforce.com (CRM) executive Sarah Friar to be its chief financial officer. Friar served as senior vice president of finance and strategy at Salesforce, and previously MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jun 13, 2012 9:00 AM ET
Yes, David Ebersman was the central player in Facebook's messy IPO. But it is far too soon to judge him.
FORTUNE -- David Ebersman's career has been something of a fairy tale. Brown University, research analyst on Wall Street, and a stellar 15-year stint at Genentech, the world's premier biotech company. By his mid-30s, he had emerged as a right-hand man to CEO Art Levinson, a Silicon Valley luminary, and his MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - May 24, 2012 11:12 AM ET
The star of Facebook's slickly produced roadshow video isn't Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl Sandberg. It is a 29-year-old the world knows little about. That's about to change.
FORTUNE -- The Facebook IPO roadshow is in full swing this week, but most readers will not get a chance to see Mark Zuckerberg pitch his company. The roadshow is reserved for the privileged few -- investment bankers and their well-heeled clients who will MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - May 7, 2012 9:34 AM ET
Wrapp, a Swedish "social gifting" startup, has big backers like Reid Hoffman and Niklas Zennstrom and even bigger retail partners, including Gap and Sephora.
FORTUNE -- There's a favorite pastime these days in tech startup circles -- bashing Groupon. The once-hot daily deals kingpin is being slammed for everything from accounting shenanigans to lack of internal controls and overspending to grow its business. Perhaps worst of all, critics say Groupon is MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Apr 30, 2012 12:01 AM ET
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