The two cloud storage startups can be easily confused.
FORTUNE -- Quick -- name a cloud-based, file-sharing provider that's expected to go public later this year and has the word "box" in its name. (Hint: there's more than one right answer.)
Whether you guessed Box or Dropbox, you're correct. That's because, on the surface, the two appear to be very similar companies, especially now that both startups are nearing their respective IPOs MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 24, 2014 1:06 PM ET
Exclusive: Former Watson Solutions GM Manoj Saxena takes his cognitive computing expertise to The Entrepreneur's Fund.
FORTUNE -- Three years ago, IBM's (IBM) Watson made its public debut on the television game show Jeopardy!, where it beat its human competition. Since then, the game show-playing supercomputer has branched out to other pursuits -- trying to serve the more serious needs of the health care and financial services industries, for example. Now, one MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 20, 2014 11:59 AM ET
Fortune talks to Gurdeep Singh Pall, who will lead Microsoft's Lync team once again as the company's comms competition stiffens.
FORTUNE -- Chief executive officer Satya Nadella isn't the only Microsoft (MSFT) exec with a new role. Gurdeep Singh Pall, also a longtime company insider, was recently named head of the Skype and Lync communications products. He makes his public debut later this week at the Lync Conference in Las Vegas.
It's MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 17, 2014 7:47 PM ET
How? With a young company called Slack.
FORTUNE -- Stewart Butterfield hasn't had a hit since Flickr, the photo-sharing site he sold to Yahoo (YHOO) back in 2005. But with Slack, his newish company's latest offering, the serial entrepreneur thinks he's on to something big -- a potential replacement to clunky, cumbersome e-mail systems.
"When I first started making software everything was Microsoft (MSFT)," says Butterfield. "Now every company has its choice MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 12, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Chrome for the corporate masses? The folks in Mountain View take a hard look at a market of extremes and aim right down the middle.
FORTUNE -- The latest piece of hardware from Google (GOOG) is Chromebox for Meetings, a $999 kit that the company says is a cheaper, simpler alternative to existing teleconferencing and videoconferencing systems like Cisco's TelePresence (CSCO) and Polycom's RealPresence (PLCM). Up to 15 participants can join MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 7, 2014 9:54 AM ET
A young company's new approach to cybersecurity promises to protect websites that, by their nature, expose their underlying code.
FORTUNE -- There's a reason why you don't hear much about security startups -- there aren't that many out there. Unlike social media tools or mobile apps, developing cybercrime-fighting software can take lots of time. And most investors, not to mention customers, don't want to put their money and trust in a twentysomething, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 6, 2014 1:13 PM ET
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the company's strategy has little to do with the smartphones that make up most of its revenue.
FORTUNE -- Smartphones are soooo 2013.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, mobile chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM) -- whose wireless components are found in the vast majority of the world's cell phones -- chose instead to talk about how its chips can be used for fledgling markets such MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 7, 2014 11:21 AM ET
Despite posting positive quarterly earnings, the enterprise technology company is viewed as a laggard.
FORTUNE -- Oracle had some positive pre-holiday news for investors this week. The database giant's second-quarter results came in higher than expected, with revenue rising 2% to $9.28 billion, and net income declining about 1% to $2.55 billion.
Yes, that was good news. The quarterly numbers sent Oracle (ORCL) shares up more than 6%, the highest in years.
But MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 20, 2013 12:46 PM ET
You can be forgiven for not knowing Steve Mollenkopf's name. Or even the name of the highly successful semiconductor company he's been tapped to run.
FORTUNE -- If you hadn't heard much about Qualcomm (QCOM) COO Steve Mollenkopf until last week, you're not alone. On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft (MSFT) was seriously considering the longtime wireless executive for its top job, along with a long list of potential successors, including former Nokia MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 17, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Just in time for the holidays, the U.S. chipmaker plans to give its networking code to the open-source community.
FORTUNE -- Someday in the not-so-distant future, you'll be able to walk into your home and stream content from your phone straight to your TV. Sound like a familiar prediction? That's probably because it's been in the works for at least a decade.
One of the biggest hurdles to the seamlessly connected house MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 10, 2013 9:19 AM ET
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