Brainstorm Tech 2010

Where the Fortune 500 and the innovators meet to shape the future of business. (July 22-24, 2010)
  • IAC's Barry Diller: Not everything has to be Twitter

    Diller says his websites didn't miss the social media wave because not everyone has to ride it.

    By Shelley DuBois, reporter

    Barry Diller's sitting on some prime, if diverse, Internet real estate. His company, IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), owns,, Citysearch, and about 50 other sites that seem like they could create the kind of digital sharefest communities that Facebook and Twitter have built.

    But IAC didn't miss the boat, Diller said at Fortune's MORE

    Jul 23, 2010 5:25 PM ET
  • Non-profits to tech: We need your brainpower...and money, too.

    Philanthropists say tech companies can help with BHAGs (That's Big, Hairy Audacious Goals)

    A panel of non-profit and foundation executives urged the technology community to provide educational and philanthropic institutions and others with its entrepreneurial and business-building know-how, in addition to increasing its financial contributions.

    "What the tech world and entrepreneurs and VCs, they're not afraid of BHAGs -- Big Hairy Audacious Goals," says John Wood, a former Microsoft (MSFT) executive and MORE

    - Jul 23, 2010 3:49 PM ET
  • Google says there's plenty of search for everyone

    Google's president of global sales operations, Nikesh Arora says that healthy competition from Twitter and Facebook is a good thing.

    By Shelley DuBois, reporter

    Search giant Google (GOOG)  has started hearing footsteps as Twitter and Facebook are becoming bigger and bigger presences in search. But Google's president of global search operations, Nikesh Arora isn't worried.

    "Look, I think it's a good thing if people are searching on multiple places for information," MORE

    Jul 23, 2010 2:29 PM ET
  • AT&T on fiber network: It just takes time

    More spectrum in New York and fiber efforts are underway, but 'it's a process.'

    by Laura Rich, contributor

    The world will have to wait for sharper barbs between Apple and AT&T (ATT) over who's to blame for dropped calls on the iPhone. In an appearance at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen on Friday, AT&T mobility and consumer markets president and CEO Ralph de la Vega was succinctly complimentary about its MORE

    Jul 23, 2010 1:52 PM ET
  • Does the Internet know you too well?

    By Patricia Sellers, editor at large

    Creepy. The word was tossed around a dozen times in a morning session called "Hyper-Personalization" at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference.

    If you think that the Internet knows too much about you -- that you like United vs. Delta, the Yankees vs. the Mets, and that you're hunting for a new job -- just you wait. Right now, the Internet is in the primitive MORE

    Jul 23, 2010 1:03 PM ET
  • When it comes to acquistion plans, it's Oracle vs Oracle

    Just how much is Oracle going to spend to consolidate the tech industry? Apparently Oracle isn't sure.

    By Laura Rich, contributor

    At the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen on Thursday, Oracle President Charles Phillips declared that "we'll probably double what we spent on acquisitions" over the next five years compared to the last five. That would total roughly $70 billion, a dollar figure that had his interviewer, Fortune's Adam Lashinsky, MORE

    Jul 23, 2010 12:46 PM ET
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  • Clicker 2.0: the web's tv guide goes social

    So it's two days before the season debut of Mad Men and you're craving your Don Draper fix. Did you know AMC just made last year's season finale available for free on the web? You would if you were connected to Jim Lanzone on Clicker. The former CEO debuted his online TV guide's newest set of features for the first time publicly at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen.

    With Clicker MORE

    - Jul 23, 2010 11:52 AM ET
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  • Live Nation's Azoff goes on the defensive, again

    Revenue is down, the music business is a mess and the scalpers just won't let up

    by Laura Rich, contributor

    Irving Azoff has his back up against a wall. The Live Nation (LYV) CEO faces declining ticket sales at the concerts his company produces and his company's 2009 revenue was down well below expectations at $365 million from $450 million the year before.

    What's more, he doesn't trust the numbers about concert tours MORE

    Jul 23, 2010 8:50 AM ET
  • Flipboard, the first social magazine, makes its debut

    How one app aims to change the way we look at the Web (and how the Web looks)

    You know you are on to something when you break the Internet. Okay, so maybe it wasn't the entire Internet, but when Mike McCue launched his latest company the response from people eager to get the free iPad app was so great Flipboard couldn't accommodate everyone immediately.

    McCue, most recently the CEO and founder MORE

    - Jul 22, 2010 8:29 PM ET
  • Three non-tech entities that will change tech

    Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen explains how the media, a clothing manufacturer and a Chinese version of Wal-Mart will rock the tech world

    By Shelley DuBois, reporter

    Some of the companies that will change the way the world uses technology won't be tech companies at all, according to Eva Chen, co-founder and CEO of a web security company called Trend Micro.

    She was speaking as part of a 3-3-3 series at this year's MORE

    Jul 22, 2010 8:27 PM ET
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