• Facebook's patent headaches: More to come?

    Yahoo filed a patent suit against the social media giant. Does Amazon have a case too?

    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    FORTUNE -- Last month, just weeks ahead of Facebook's highly anticipated IPO, the "it" company of the Internet got hit with a meaty patent suit. Struggling behemoth Yahoo sued Facebook in federal court, alleging that it infringes 10 of its patents, covering such functions as messaging, social commenting, and advertising display. Facebook, MORE

    Mar 27, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • What's the fallout of the Solyndra scandal?

    In the wake of President Obama's solar debacle, the U.S. government needs to rethink its role in backing green energy.

    By Paul Keegan, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Republicans are hoping it will become President Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment: Standing at a podium in a California solar-cell factory in May 2010, surrounded by a cheering crowd and television crews, he declared, "It's here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter MORE

    Oct 4, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Stevie Jobs, aka Stevie Wonder

    FORTUNE -- When Steve Jobs stepped down in August as Apple's CEO for health reasons, it got us thinking about the arc of his spectacular career. His product presentations became rock star events that continually disrupted the industry. --Anne VanderMey

    Here are a few of our favorite facts about Steve.

    1.7 MB: The memory of Apple's Lisa in 1983 -- enough for one or two photos. The PC's price tag? $10,000. MORE

    Sep 9, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • To Tell or Not to Tell?

    Some tech CEOs are more forthcoming than others about their illness.

    Kenneth Oshman
    Oshman, chairman and then CEO of electricity-grid equipment maker Echelon, put out a press release in November 2009 that he was suffering from lung cancer. The release stated that the cancer was "both treatable and curable."

    Steve Jobs
    The Apple CEO informed his board that he had cancer in 2003, but a public disclosure was not made by Apple until August MORE

    Oct 7, 2010 12:42 PM ET
  • Making hybrids hum

    Hybrid vehicles are quiet ... a little too quiet for some.  That's why there's a plan to give  them a little volume.

    When hybrid cars first appeared on the scene, manufacturers touted their silent engines. But soon it was clear that cyclists and pedestrians -- especially the visually impaired -- relied on car sounds to help them navigate streets and intersections. So U.S. lawmakers are mulling the automotive equivalent of adding MORE

    Jul 1, 2010 11:12 AM ET
  • Job sites: Are they worth it?

    Many senior-level job seekers spend hours a day applying for positions on the major online job boards - only to get little feedback and even fewer offers. Here's why.

    By Jena McGregor

    If you're newly unemployed, your first stop -- after the nearest bar, that is -- was probably your laptop, where you logged on to a big online job site. But are the likes of Monster and CareerBuilder really worth MORE

    Jun 3, 2010 3:00 AM ET
  • The end of Microsoft. A door opens to a new cloud.

    As apps migrate to the Net, the software giant's old model looks older every day.

    By Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO salesforce.com

    I have been waiting for something spectacular to happen any day. And it's not the explosion of another volcano in Iceland, but it will be a global event with far reaching ramifications that will be as well known. Apple's market capitalization is about to be worth more than Microsoft's. That MORE

    Apr 29, 2010 3:00 AM ET
  • Is your Website fast enough for your customers?

    Today's audiences will abandon a site that loads too slowly. Here are some tips to make sure you can keep up with your customers.

    By Imad Mouline, Chief Technology Officer, Gomez

    A decade ago, there was an "8-second rule," the time a person would wait for a web page to load before leaving. Now surveys show this is less than three seconds.

    Some executives can't imagine that a few seconds wait time can MORE

    Apr 27, 2010 10:38 AM ET
  • What Google in China shows: It's never about shareholders

    Investors (and Jack Welch) complain that Sergey Brin was acting from personal belief when he made the move. Of course he did. So does every CEO.

    By Paul Smalera, contributor

    Google watchers and investors are scrambling to make sense of the company's historic pullout from the Chinese market on Monday. The company's stake in technology, services and staff there likely ran into the hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars. But MORE

    Mar 25, 2010 11:22 AM ET
  • Broken China

    The burgeoning superpower keeps sabotaging its relationships with the outside world.

    By Paul Smalera, writer

    Google has long been embarrassed by having to restrict its search results in China and promised to stop the practice as soon as it could. The company agreed to self-censor in 2006 as a devil's bargain to gain access to the Chinese market. But after last year's successful and major hacking of its Chinese operations MORE

    Mar 22, 2010 6:01 PM ET
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