The world's largest social network is positioning itself to be the hub for all location-based services. As always, the question of the business model goes unanswered.
All the online guesswork over the past few days was correct: Facebook has launched its own location features on the world's largest social network. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, wearing jeans but eschewing his signature hoody for a grey t-shirt, introduced the new feature MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Aug 18, 2010 10:33 PM ET
Yes, the company is still growing at rates that would be the envy of the rest of the Fortune 500. But its core business is slowing, its stock is down, its Android mobile platform generates scant revenue, and competition (hello, Facebook) is fierce. Can Google find its footing in this brave new world?
By Michael V. Copeland with Seth Weintraub
Stroll across the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., and you are confronted MOREJul 29, 2010 6:00 AM ET
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You know you are on to something when you break the Internet. Okay, so maybe it wasn't the entire Internet, but when Mike McCue launched his latest company the response from people eager to get the free iPad app was so great Flipboard couldn't accommodate everyone immediately.
McCue, most recently the CEO and founder MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jul 22, 2010 8:29 PM ET
The Facebook and Twitter explosions has changed how we communicate -- but isn't resulted in a massive ad spend. That's about to change.
The growth of social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, social gaming sites like Zynga and services like Twitter are ripe for new forms of advertising as they occupy more and more of our online attention and time. What form that advertising will take is very much a work-in-progress concluded MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jul 22, 2010 7:44 PM ET
Many analysts are handicapping what Jobs will say on Friday, (see Phil Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune's Apple 2.0 blog on Piper Jaffray's predictions). Here's some things he won't.
Handing out Gloves to every iPhone 4 buyer. Fashion meets function. Not only is the antenna problem solved, it bestows upon those bleeding-edge Apple fans an immediate Michael Jackson swagger. Your pick, left or right, but you only get one and it's MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jul 15, 2010 12:55 PM ET
The Ford chairman has a surprising side project: funding ideas that could ease car congestion.
A few years ago the CEO of Ford Motor, Bill Ford, began pushing the company to be more sensitive to the environment. The result: The automaker today produces five different hybrid models that help reduce gas consumption and pollution. Now Ford, currently executive chairman of the car company, has turned his attention to another byproduct of MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jun 28, 2010 3:00 AM ET
The United Kingdom is consistently the largest source of internet traffic on Akamai's network for World Cup related goodies -- including live game feeds, downloads, scores and follow-up stories.
Whether England and the lads can muster themselves and make a real run at the World Cup remains to be seen, but if nothing else, the United Kingdom looks like a lock as champion when it comes to online MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jun 18, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Retro is a good bet in the fashion world. Witness the leathery wave of Sperry Topsiders and L.L. Bean moccasins a la the 1980s washing over hipster enclaves across the nation. But going retro in the software business? Seems like a step in the wrong direction. Still Xobni, a Silicon Valley darling of a startup that offers software that organizes and streamlines Microsoft's Outlook email program is doing just that.
Xobni MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jun 16, 2010 7:19 PM ET
A silent cement factory on the Northern California coast is not where you would expect to find a former British Prime Minister on a Sunday afternoon. But there was no mistaking a blue-blazered Tony Blair hopping down from a black SUV as it rolled to a stop in a cloud of dust in front of a series of construction trailers. The reason for Blair's visit to this windy stretch of MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - May 24, 2010 12:50 PM ET
The question in the aftermath of Google's smart TV announcement is, who wants one? Especially since over the last decade, mating the PC to a television has resulted in an unholy alliance that primarily sent people running from their favorite gadget store. Remember WebTV (now the lackluster MSNTV)? Or all those media centers that every PC manufacturer was flogging? Youch.
Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel (INTC) certainly does. The largest maker MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - May 20, 2010 5:29 PM ET
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