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
Map Engine Pro permits easy creation of maps for businesses.
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer
FORTUNE -- Google wants everyone to become a cartographer -- and pay for it. On Monday the search company launched Map Engine Pro, a new offering that enables employees to easily turn datasets into interactive, shareable maps. The latest addition to Google Apps for Business, the company's online suite of productivity tools for corporate customers, is designed MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 22, 2013 11:00 AM ET
Chinese maker of telecom gear, blocked from U.S. market, seeks to overcome security concerns.
FORTUNE -- Remember that 1995 Alanis Morissette song, "Ironic?" Well, here's another unexpected situation to add to the singer's long list of ironies: Huawei, the Chinese telecom equipment maker that has been blocked from the U.S. market because of concerns about its alleged ties to China's government, is now pushing for global cybersecurity standards.
The company MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 18, 2013 11:20 AM ET
The outgoing CEO admits that Microsoft is still in the "early days" of a turnaround.
FORTUNE -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer isn't done saying goodbye just yet. After a heartfelt speech to employees late last month, on Monday Ballmer published his final letter to shareholders, taking the opportunity to extoll the company's ongoing "transformation" into a devices and services provider and highlight its key milestones over the last year.
"We brought Windows MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 8, 2013 9:55 AM ET
Concur Technologies CEO Steve Singh wants to help you populate your expense report as you take your trip.
FORTUNE -- It's hard to get excited about expense reports. But Steve Singh, CEO of travel and expense management software provider Concur Technologies, says the corporate travel experience is about to get much, much better. A big part of that improvement will come from tapping into some of the trends on the consumer MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 3, 2013 11:22 AM ET
The chipmaker tries to make a splash on Apple's big day.
FORTUNE -- Apple's not the only company with new products to show off today. Early Tuesday morning in San Francisco, chipmaker Intel unveiled an upcoming family of processors called Quark, especially made for wearable devices and industrial "Internet of things" applications.
The company's new leadership team, comprised of CEO Brian Krzanich and president Renee James, announced the new chips at the MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Sep 10, 2013 3:46 PM ET
The company's latest file-syncing product is better, yes. Will it draw in streams of new customers? Not likely.
FORTUNE -- Does the world really need another file storage service? Probably not, but Salesforce.com (CRM) claims its new product, Salesforce Files, isn't just any ordinary "repository."
The San Francisco-based company announced an earlier version of the tool, a file-sharing service called Chatterbox, at last year's Dreamforce event (its annual customer lovefest, hosted by MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Sep 6, 2013 12:13 PM ET
Why the Microsoft acquisition -- and Stephen Elop -- may turn out to be Nokia's greatest hope.
FORTUNE -- It's a sad day for Finland. Or is it? Sure, much of the phonemaker's storied legacy -- and future -- is now in Microsoft's hands, a bitter pill to swallow for many Finns. And yes, 32,000 Nokia employees will become part of the Redmond-based tech giant's empire overnight, whether they like it MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Sep 3, 2013 2:53 PM ET
More questions than answers have been raised about methods used to account for software-as-a-service products.
FORTUNE -- Last week's disclosure that the Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an investigation into how IBM reports its cloud computing revenue poses more questions than answers. The New York-based tech giant admitted it has been cooperating with the SEC since last May but said little else about the particulars of the case. One thing is MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Aug 8, 2013 11:00 AM ET
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