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  • Transcript: AT&T's Randall Stephenson on the network's strength

    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, joined Fortune's Stephanie Mehta onstage at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen. An unedited transcript and video are below.

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  Hey, Randall.  How are you?

    RANDALL STEPHENSON:  I'm well.  You're doing all right?

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  I'm doing all right.

    RANDALL STEPHENSON:  Good.  Where do you want me?

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  Have a seat right there.  You get the green chair.

    RANDALL STEPHENSON:  The green chair.

    STEPHANIE MEHTA:  So, because I was up here MORE

    Jul 18, 2012 10:58 AM ET
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  • What Facebook's IPO really means

    The social network's trouble Wall Street debut could have lasting effects on other startups. 

    FORTUNE -- To call Facebook's IPO "rocky" might be kind. Since the social network went public in mid-May, its shares have dropped nearly 27%. But will the company's Wall Street outing hold back other fast-growing tech startups on the near-inevitable road of going public?

    At a panel this afternoon at this year's Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, panelists agreed MORE

    - Jul 17, 2012 9:04 PM ET
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  • Is higher education doomed?

    College is still (mostly) worthwhile -- but our concept of higher education needs to change.

    By Ryan Bradley, senior editor

    FORTUNE -- A dire statistic, followed by a troubling fact: The cost of education has increased 550% since 1985; and the sector has, in the words of Coursera founder Daphne Koller, "not benefited at all from leveraging technology to reduce cost." Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company. It puts college courses online, MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 8:49 PM ET
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  • Transcript: Don Graham and a social family affair

    Don Graham, chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Co. joined his daughter, Laura O'Shaughnessy, CEO, SocialCode, and her husband, Tim O'Shaughnessy, Co-founder and CEO, LivingSocial, to talk about the growth and opportunities in social media. Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute, moderated. 

    Below is an unedited transcript:

    WALTER ISAACSON:  That was Don Graham, all of you all know, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company.  Many distinguishing characteristics.  Was there early MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 7:07 PM ET
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  • How to win the tech talent war

    Talented engineers are more in demand than ever -- and that means incredible salaries.

    FORTUNE -- Want to hire good engineers? The top talent is going to cost you -- it's not unusual right now for recruiters to offer senior engineers a base salary of $210,000 to $240,000, says Andreessen Horowitz's Technical Talent Partner Shannon Callahan. And that's before the perks.

    Callahan joined Facebook's (FB) Vice President of People Lori Goler and MORE

    - Jul 17, 2012 6:03 PM ET
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  • Video: High tech meets high finance

    Are tech companies overvalued? Should they take on debt? Financiers debate the topic at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen.

    Egon Durban, managing partner, Silver Lake; Henry Ellenbogen, vice president, T. Rowe Price; David Lawee, vice president, Google, Noah Wintroub, managing director, JPMorgan.

    Jul 17, 2012 5:43 PM ET
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  • Transcript: Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman

    Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar, spoke to Fortune's Geoff Colvin about bulldozers, fuel technology, and engines.

    Below is an unedited transcript.

    MODERATOR:  This morning we have a great lineup, and we will kick things off with Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, and he will be talking with my colleague, Geoff Colvin.  Please welcome them now.

    MR. COLVIN:  Have a seat there, Doug.  Thanks Adam, thanks everyone.  Lots to talk about here, MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 5:23 PM ET
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  • Transcript: Michael Dell addresses Dell's future

    Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell, was interviewed by Fortune's Andy Serwer at Brainstorm Tech in Aspen. They talked about the PC market, the enterprise, China, and Apple. 

    Below is an unedited transcript of the discussion.

    ANDY SERWER:  (Applause.)  Hey, Michael, how are you doing?

    MICHAEL DELL:  Great, Andy, how are you?

    ANDY SERWER:  Doing great, good to see you.  How is the weather in Round Rock, Texas right now?

    MICHAEL DELL:  Well, you know, in MORE

    Jul 17, 2012 3:55 PM ET
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  • Can Google beat the iPad?

    FORTUNE -- Google's Android already has surpassed Apple's (AAPL) iPhone in terms of market share. Now it wants to do the same thing in tablets, but is still facing very serious skepticism.

    During a breakfast panel today at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, Google (GOOG) executive Henrique De Castro tried making the case that Android's open architecture will be the key differentiator that helps it topple iPad's dominance.

    "The reality is that MORE

    - Jul 17, 2012 10:35 AM ET
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  • Brainstorm Tech Startup Idol: And the winner is...

    Fortune's fourth-annual contest for the perfect elevator pitch. 

    FORTUNE -- Here at Fortune, the staff is selective when it comes to the companies we cover. When it comes to our Startup Idol competition at the annual Brainstorm Tech competition in Aspen, Colo., it's fair to say that the stakes are even higher. After all, only one startup can win.

    This year, five startups vied for the mantle and prizes included furniture from Herman Miller MORE

    - Jul 17, 2012 8:56 AM ET
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