In her first media interview since the FDA asked her company to stop marketing its DNA testing kit, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki admits she failed to "communicate proactively"
FORTUNE -- Less than two weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration sent a rather terse letter to Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of Google-backed 23andMe. The jargon-filled message asked Wojcicki to stop marketing her company's $99 DNA testing kits because she MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 4, 2013 12:04 AM ET
The tech giant can say 'thanks' for a solid quarter, but questions about the long term plan still remain.
FORTUNE—Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has plenty to be thankful for this holiday weekend. The company's fourth-quarter results, reported earlier this week, came in better than expected. HP's revenue for the quarter, $29.1 billion, beat Wall Street analysts' projections, as did earnings. As a result, shares of the company soared nearly 10% the day after MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 29, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Not much. Still, the actor brings star power to a dense enterprise technology subject.
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer
FORTUNE -- What was Alec Baldwin doing at a cloud computing conference in San Francisco?
Delighting fans (and getting paid to do so) in an effort to smooth over his most recent public relations flap in which the 30 Rock actor was accused of yelling a gay slur at a photographer. Baldwin disputes the account, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 21, 2013 3:44 PM ET
The Facebook COO and Lean In author offers frank advice to Salesforce.com's chief executive at its annual customer conference.
FORTUNE -- Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg has a lot of advice for women who want to advance in their careers. This week, she also took her Lean In message to Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and the throngs of conference-goers at the cloud computing company's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
Sandberg, one of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 21, 2013 10:28 AM ET
We report from the company's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer
FORTUNE—Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff knows how to put on a good show. On Tuesday morning, the outspoken executive kicked off his company's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco with a nearly three-hour-long keynote that featured music performances from Huey Lewis and the News plus appearances by actor Sean Penn, supermodel Petra Nemcova and Haitian prime MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 20, 2013 5:10 PM ET
We sit down with chief executive (and one-time "Peanut Butter Manifesto" author) Brad Garlinghouse.
FORTUNE—Hightail, the file-sharing company formerly known as YouSendIt, has raised $34 million in new funding. The nine-year-old startup has been around much longer than newer entrants like Dropbox or Box, but recently it sought to revamp its image and differentiate its product features in order to stand out in an increasingly competitive market in which larger companies MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 19, 2013 11:59 AM ET
Big Blue gives third-party developers a crack at its cognitive crown jewel.
FORTUNE -- It has been two years since IBM's latest supercomputer, Watson, beat lowly humans on a special episode of Jeopardy!. Since then, the so-called cognitive system has expanded its vocabulary and expertise, developing into a fledgling yet promising commercial business for the tech giant.
The company has already piloted Watson-based applications in health care and customer service with a handful of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 14, 2013 11:28 AM ET
The Silicon Valley startup Ayasdi is just the beginning, the Sun Microsystems co-founder says.
FORTUNE -- Last year, entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made waves when he said technology would someday replace 80% of doctors. This morning, at a Menlo Park, Calif.-based event hosted by one of his firm's portfolio companies, Ayasdi, Khosla reiterated his belief that computational power -- not people -- will bring about massive improvements in nearly every field, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 13, 2013 5:48 PM ET
He may not have the celebrity of Jony Ive, but when it comes to design, the tech world knows to seek out Fred Bould.
FORTUNE -- Fred Bould is far from a household name, but his small industrial design firm is behind some of the hottest gadgets currently on the market. You'd never guess it by visiting Bould Design's offices -- the small team works out of a nondescript building right MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 30, 2013 1:12 PM ET
Buyers can use other FON routers anywhere, free of charge.
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer
FORTUNE -- The "sharing economy" seems to be working for cars and vacation rentals, so why not Wi-Fi?
FON, a Madrid-based company, is trying to cash in on the growing collaborative consumption trend by offering a new, $59 router that turns home Wi-Fi networks into community hotspots. Users open up their network to other FON members, and MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 23, 2013 11:24 AM ET
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