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, MOREMar 27, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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 MOREOct 4, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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. MORESep 9, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Some tech CEOs are more forthcoming than others about their illness.
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."
The Apple CEO informed his board that he had cancer in 2003, but a public disclosure was not made by Apple until August MORE
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 MOREJul 1, 2010 11:12 AM ET
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 MOREJun 3, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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 MOREApr 29, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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 MOREApr 27, 2010 10:38 AM ET
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 MOREMar 25, 2010 11:22 AM ET
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 MOREMar 22, 2010 6:01 PM ET
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