BT's chief praises the China-based gear maker for its help in broadband rollout and more.
FORTUNE -- Gavin Patterson, CEO of British telecom company BT Group (BT), praised China-based Huawei Technologies, a key supplier, for its willingness to collaborate and its innovation in BT's rollout of superfast broadband in the United Kingdom.
"They're a good partner for us; they're very customer focused," said Patterson, in New York this week to announce an MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Oct 25, 2013 10:23 AM ET
Google's phone-making division is planning to pursue emerging and prepaid markets.
FORTUNE -- Executives from Google and its Motorola Mobility handset maker unveiled a new premium phone, Moto X, in New York on Thursday. But Dennis Woodside, Motorola's CEO, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt say they are eager to deliver lower-priced smartphones to what Woodside calls the "super value segment."
"If I'm a middle-class mother in Brazil I might not be able MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Aug 1, 2013 3:46 PM ET
The Chinese tech company is one of the biggest companies in the world.
FORTUNE -- As widely expected, China's Lenovo this week emerged as the world's top purveyor of personal computers, according to new reports from two research firms. Both Gartner and IDC say Lenovo's market share in the second quarter of 2013 hit 16.7%. Lenovo unseats longtime No. 1, Hewlett Packard, whose share fell to 16.3%, Gartner says.
Lenovo had another MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Jul 11, 2013 7:48 AM ET
Lenovo's planned purchase of local PC maker CCE underscores the company's global ambitions.Stephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Sep 5, 2012 12:00 PM ET
Stealth startup 12Society is adding to a roster that includes Michael Strahan and Nick Cannon.
FORTUNE -- A marketing startup targeting the Maxim set will announce today that Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves is joining as a co-founder.
The company,12Society, is a lifestyle site that aims to help products and services reach young, male audiences. Other co-founders of the venture include actor Nick Cannon, former New York Giant Michael Strahan and MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - May 23, 2012 12:06 PM ET
The fast-growing gear maker has been thwarted in the U.S. by national security concerns. Now, employees are rallying on behalf of the company.
FORTUNE -- Earlier this year Fortune chronicled China-based telecom equipment maker Huawei's efforts to win private contracts in the United States. Thus far the fast-growing gear maker, which last year had sales of $27 billion, has been thwarted by national security concerns.
Now FORTUNE has learned that external relations MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Dec 2, 2011 3:10 PM ET
Or, the art of selling change.
FORTUNE -- How do you disrupt when your customers don't want to be disrupted?
At a roundtable conversation at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., a group of entrepreneurs and fast-growing company executives convened to discuss the ways upstarts are trying to shake up the status quo. But rather than focusing on the incumbents they are seeking to displace, the disruptors engaged in a lively MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Jul 20, 2011 2:48 PM ET
FORTUNE -- Isis, the mobile payments platform backed by AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile USA, has inked deals with the four largest credit-card networks, a move that the companies say will help accelerate the long-awaited "cellphone-as-a-wallet" concept in the U.S.
New York-based Isis today will unveil alliances with American Express (AXP), Discover (DFS), Master Card (MA) and Visa (V) -- the major companies that settle payments among banks, consumers, merchants and MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Jul 19, 2011 11:50 AM ET
Chef Ferran Adrià loves the Internet but is too busy to tweet.
Spanish chef Ferran Adrià, the foodie favorite who raised the profile of molecular gastronomy at his El Bulli restaurant in Catalonia, stopped by Fortune Wednesday afternoon to discuss his new role as brand ambassador for telecommunications giant Telefónica SA. (TEF)
At first blush the Adrià-Telefónica alliance may seem incongruous--like a delicate fish paired with a hearty Zinfandel--but Adrià insisted that MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Mar 23, 2011 3:36 PM ET
The Verizon iPhone won't be big news. Until it is.
There are plenty of good reasons to be blase about the forthcoming Verizon iPhone, which, according to news reports, will be announced tomorrow. The arrival of an Apple (AAPL) phone for Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon (VZ) and Vodafone (VOD), is pretty old news. (For a recap of its path to the marketplace, see "Get Ready for Verizon's 'Dream Phone'" MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Jan 10, 2011 8:09 AM ET
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