The Oracle of Omaha has a second rule: Don't buy companies you don't understand
FORTUNE -- Some 18,300 people -- more than attended Barack Obama's massive campaign kickoff Saturday -- showed up for Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK-A) annual shareholder's meeting in Omaha yesterday. And judging from the New York Times' live blog, it was a lot of fun. There were cartoons and comedic skits and celebrity appearances, including Bono, Bill Gates and Debbie ("Buffett Rule") Bosanek, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 6, 2012 11:34 AM ET
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* Once the "brutal capitalist" of booksellers, Barnes & Noble (BKS) now finds itself the David to Amazon's Goliath. Can CEO William Lynch navigate the company and its well-received Nook readers to long-term success? The New York Times takes a look and also reveals that a new Nook is likely coming this spring. (The New MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 30, 2012 3:43 AM ET
Only the Paul Allen-Bill Gates feud and Borders' liquidation prevented a clean sweep
If you ever wondered why there are so many reporters -- like this one -- covering Apple (AAPL), here's a clue:
According to Thursday's Wall Street Journal, eight out of 10 of the most-read corporate news stories on WSJ.com in 2011 were about Steve Jobs or the company he brought back from the brink of bankruptcy.
Only the nasty things MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 29, 2011 7:15 AM ET
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* A titillating in-depth look at Andrew Mason and Groupon's inner machinations that allegedly reveals how the company rapidly evolved into a 10,000-strong organization, what Mason is really like, and why the company lost key executives like COO Margo Georgiadis earlier this year. (Business Insider)
* TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler reports that Google (GOOG) is prepping a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 1, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Among the highlights of the excerpt from Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs in the current issue of Fortune is the story of how Jobs repaired Apple's (AAPL) relationship with Microsoft (MSFT) just in time to get Bill Gates to participate in his 1997 MacWorld keynote. Jobs waited until the end to introduce, after a dramatic pause, Apple's new partner and investor. Suddenly Gates' face appeared, to boos and catcalls, on a giant screen.
"That was my MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2011 12:40 PM ET
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were the ultimate frenemies. Read about the roots of their relationship in this exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson's new book, Steve Jobs, which hits bookstores today.
FORTUNE -- The complex relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs began in the late 1970s, when Microsoft was making most of its money writing software for the Apple II. When Jobs began developing the original Macintosh in the early MOREOct 24, 2011 12:01 AM ET
They were the best of frenemies for nearly 30 years. Walter Isaacson has the inside story.
The first excerpt from the year's most eagerly awaited -- and carefully guarded -- biography will appear in Fortune on Monday.
The magazine has secured exclusive rights to the sections in Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs devoted to Jobs' relationship to Bill Gates.
For nearly three decades the co-founder of Apple (AAPL) and the co-founder of Microsoft (MSFT) were the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2011 6:55 AM ET
Climate scientists and their billionaire backers, like Bill Gates, are trying to turn down the global thermostat - and make money doing it.
By Marc Gunther, contributor
FORTUNE -- One of the cool things about being Bill Gates is that if you are curious about something, you can find smart people who will teach you whatever it is that you want to know. About five years ago Gates decided that he wanted to learn about climate change, so he arranged for MOREOct 7, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Fortune's Kindle book is a treasure trove of vintage Steve Jobs vignettes
"Contempt" is probably the word that best describes Steve Jobs' attitude toward the press. But he courts the publications he cares about, and over the years one of the magazines he courted most assiduously -- at least until a certain 2008 cover story -- was Fortune.
While at Apple (AAPL), NeXT, Pixar and Apple again, he gave Fortune's writers and editors MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 28, 2011 6:45 AM ET
When Google's executive chairman testifies during a Senate hearing on antitrust issues today, he'll be following in the footsteps of another tech titan: Bill Gates. Here's what he should know.
FORTUNE -- When Google's executive chairman testifies during a Senate hearing on antitrust issues today, he'll be following in the footsteps of another tech titan: Bill Gates.
In 1998, Gates appeared before Congress alongside ex-Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy and former Netscape MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 21, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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