To encourage solutions for reducing childhood obesity, one non-profit is embracing two hot startup trends: hackathons and pitch contests.
FORTUNE -- Can America hack its way to healthier kids?
The Partnership for a Healthier America, a non-profit organization founded in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, seems to think so. Last month, as part of its Building a Healthier Future Summit, the PHA held an "innovation challenge" to bring together designers, developers, stakeholders, MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Apr 1, 2014 7:00 AM ET
The telecom company plans to expand its cloud offerings.
FORTUNE Telecom company CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) is expected to announce plans to expand its data center presence in eight markets in a bid to capture revenue from corporate customers making the move to so-called cloud computing and other online services.
The Monroe, La., operator says it will open three new data centers in North America, and will expand five existing facilities this year.
CenturyLink, the third-largest provider MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Mar 25, 2014 8:30 AM ET
"Minority Report" company welcomes its first outside director.
FORTUNE -- Oblong Industries, the privately held maker of conference room technologies, today will announce that Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, will become the first outsider to join its board of directors.
Oblong was co-founded by John Underkoffler, well known for his work designing the computer interfaces in the 2002 film Minority Report. Underkoffler remains a sought-after consultant to Hollywood films MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Mar 17, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Combination of two enterprise mobility companies could present new challenges to Blackberry.
FORTUNE -- Good Technology, a software company, is expected to announce that it plans to acquire BoxTone, a sometime partner in the growing business of helping companies manage, monitor and secure employees' mobile devices. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
The deal between the two private companies could aid Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Good in its quest to wrest customers MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Feb 23, 2014 10:30 AM ET
Soon to be untethered from Verizon, the telecom giant will be making headlines.
FORTUNE -- Don't know much about Vodafone (VOD), the U.K.-based wireless carrier? That's all about to change.
The company is poised to complete the sale of its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to New York-based Verizon Communications (VZ) for $130 billion. Once the transaction is complete, Vodafone will embark on a series of strategic and financial moves that MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Feb 10, 2014 8:19 AM ET
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
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