Google frontman Eric Schmidt offers iPhone users an early Christmas present.
FORTUNE -- On Monday, Google (GOOG) chairman Eric Schmidt posted a guide for switching to an Android phone from an Apple (AAPL) iPhone. "Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android," he began, laying out the procedure in 873 words and 17 steps (not counting five verifications).
By Tuesday morning his post had been forwarded 1,856 times and gathered 3,929 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 26, 2013 8:08 AM ET
It's not just a loyalty-shipping program.
FORTUNE -- Last Friday, Amazon (AMZN) announced customers can now officially give others a $79 Amazon Prime membership -- a move that came just before the official start of holiday season.
Users simply add an Amazon Prime membership to their online cart, enter the recipient's email address, then select a virtual delivery date.
When it debuted in 2005, Prime was notable for two-day shipping. But the loyalty MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The Canadian phonemaker has seen three management regimes in as many years. Is this the one that will save the company from obsolescence?
FORTUNE -- It has been almost 10 months since the Canadian business mobility company BlackBerry ditched the RIMM ticker symbol for (BBRY), renaming itself after the device that made -- and then lost -- its fortune. That rebranding was Frank Boulben's idea. The French marketing executive showed it to MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Nov 25, 2013 1:15 PM ET
A combination of the No.1 and No.2 cable providers would give one company control of three-fourths of the U.S. cable market. What would that mean for programmers and viewers?
FORTUNE -- Comcast (CMCSA) executives reportedly believe that if their company decides to make a bid for Time Warner Cable (TWC), it's unlikely the deal would face serious regulatory scrutiny since the two cable giants' geographical markets don't overlap much. In this, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Nov 25, 2013 12:30 PM ET
Conventional wisdom says the chances of Apple laying a sixth are zero.
FORTUNE -- In the fable, the cottagers are too impatient to wait for the goose to lay its golden eggs one at a time. So they open it up, thinking that way they'll get all the gold at once.
Apple (AAPL) is a little like that goose, says Asymco's Horace Dediu.
"Here's the problem," he wrote last summer in The Innovator's Curse. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 25, 2013 12:25 PM ET
"It would be cool if you could apply the entire Internet revolution to the real world, to all of the things that are happening offline."
By Clay Dillow
FORTUNE -- As co-founder and CEO of Mail.Ru, Russia's largest Internet company, Dmitry Grishin has the tech industry chops most 34-year-olds can only dream about. As a young programmer in the late 1990s, Grishin founded Molotok.Ru, a Russian language equivalent of eBay, then MORENov 25, 2013 10:42 AM ET
According to Reuters, a miniature iPhone-compatible hearing aid will arrive by March 2014.
FORTUNE -- The report out of Reuters' Copenhagen bureau that moved on the wires Sunday was mostly about how Denmark's earpiece industry, which makes half the world's hearing aids, has targeted the aging baby boomer market.
But buried in the story are some details that could be of interest to Apple (AAPL) watchers.
According to Reuters, Apple has collaborated with GN Store MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 25, 2013 7:24 AM ET
Apple's Jony Ive helped raise $26.2 million at Sotheby's for Bono's Project (RED).
FORTUNE -- Bono called Jony Ive and his friend Marc Newson the Elvis and Beatles of design. Sotheby's Oliver Barker compared them to Donatello and Michelangelo -- referring to the Renaissance artists, I think, not the Ninja turtles.
Ive and Newson aren't that famous. But they do have a lot of cachet in the world of industrial design -- Ive MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 24, 2013 12:37 PM ET
Charlie Rose has clips of Apple's chief designer in whatever size fits your schedule.
FORTUNE -- We haven't seen this much of Jony Ive -- Apple's (AAPL) senior vice president for design -- since he was knighted by Princess Anne in 2012.
Last week it was a book -- Leander Kahney's Jony Ive: The genius behind Apple's greatest products.
Tonight it's a fundraiser at Southeby's for Bono's Project (RED).
And on Friday it was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 23, 2013 11:20 AM ET
Amazon's founder fondly recalls the company's first CFO at her memorial.
FORTUNE -- Jeff Bezos remembers trying to recruit Joy Covey as Amazon's (AMZN) chief financial officer during the mid-1990s. Bezos had flown down from Seattle to California specifically to interview her over lunch.
"She had some brilliant, insightful questions about Amazon -- and I got to interview her, too," Bezos lightly quipped at Covey's memorial service, held Thursday at Stanford Memorial MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 22, 2013 1:16 PM ET
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