His name is Gadi Amit, he's from Israel, and he has designed some of tech's most popular toys. We drop by his HQ in San Francisco to peek at his latest ideas.
FORTUNE -- Gadi Amit has the bearing of an artist, but his salt-and-pepper beard, denim button-down shirt, slim-fit gray slacks, and work-boot-inspired footwear all recall the uniform of a manufacturer -- with a little Bay Area flair, of course.
On MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 28, 2014 9:51 AM ET
As sales growth slows and prices fall, Apple is expected to keep skimming the cream.
FORTUNE -- The heyday of smartphone sales is over, according to an IDC report issued this week.
The U.S.-based market research firm expects growth in worldwide smartphone shipments, which approached 40% last year, to slow to less than 20% in 2014 and then within a few years to shrink to single digits: 8.3% in 2017 and 6.2% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 28, 2014 7:42 AM ET
To old media: "You guys have the boomers, and we have Gen-Y," says CEO Shane Smith.
FORTUNE -- Before it even launched out of private beta, Vice's new news channel has been winning accolades for its on-the-ground coverage of the Ukraine revolution. Vice CEO Shane Smith boasts that his news site had the first -- and best -- Ukraine coverage, while noting in the same breath that the hype worries him. MOREErin Griffith - Feb 27, 2014 1:49 PM ET
On aspirations of space travel, putting human relations in high regard, and learning not to chicken out on a good opportunity.
FORTUNE -- Jake Schwartz grew up in Oregon, and had an early love of music. Switching from violin to fiddle to guitar, he found that music developed his thinking and communication styles, a tool which came in handy later as CEO of General Assembly, the company behind the learning facilities MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 27, 2014 1:30 PM ET
Instead of just giving you a bunch of numbers, the creators of Moov want to use data to help you become a better runner, biker or swimmer.
FORTUNE -- Wearable fitness devices seem to be everywhere. From Nike's FuelBand to Jawbone's Up to the Fitbit Flex and now Samsung's new Gear Fit, it feels like everyone is slapping one on their wrists with the hopes of changing their workout habits for the MORECaroline Fairchild - Feb 27, 2014 12:00 PM ET
The rules of business are changing.
By Aaron Levie
FORTUNE – The CEO of a large insurance provider had the misfortune of being seated next to me at a recent event. As the founder of an enterprise software company, naturally I pressed him on his business's information technology strategy. The conversation didn't last long. His organization lacked a technology agenda beyond using IT to keep the business running smoothly. Recent discussions with MOREFeb 27, 2014 11:50 AM ET
Fortune speaks with John Thompson, the newly appointed chairman of Microsoft's board, about the company's recent turmoil.
FORTUNE -- John Thompson, a veteran software executive and a board member at Microsoft since 2012, led the committee that chose company insider Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO. In an interview for the current issue of Fortune about Virtual Instruments, where Thompson is CEO, he also spoke about the importance of culture, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 27, 2014 11:20 AM ET
Whatever it plans to do with all that crystal-growing capacity, it will likely come out ahead.
FORTUNE -- What's Apple (AAPL) up to with that sapphire factory it's building in Mesa, AZ?
That's one of the questions Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi (who covers Apple) and Alberto Moel (who covers Corning) set out to answer in a two-part report to clients issued Wednesday -- the same, day, coincidentally, that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial anti-gay MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 27, 2014 10:15 AM ET
Why not just merge? "The opportunity is too big," say the companies' CEOs
FORTUNE -- In 2013, brands got really into content marketing. They bought Promoted Tweets on Twitter (TWTR), they experimented with sponsored stories on BuzzFeed, and they even commissioned freelancers to produce content in-house. They went "native," buying ads that were platform-specific on Facebook (FB), Twitter, StumbleUpon and Tumblr. At one point, the Washington Post's Chief Revenue Officer, Kevin MOREErin Griffith - Feb 27, 2014 10:13 AM ET
The Andreessen Horowitz co-founder shares his favorite songs -- and annotates them, too.
FORTUNE -- Ben Horowitz grew up listening to hip-hop and to this day remains an unabashed fan. It's the music that he listens to, what's in his head a lot of the time and what often inspires him to write some management lessons on his blog. Horowitz, who has become friends with some of hip-hop's biggest stars, also MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 27, 2014 9:00 AM ET
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