An anthropological technography of the strange, ritualized world where startups sell themselves to venture capitalists: Demo Day.
FORTUNE -- As more people have fled to the startup community for the promise of wealth and freedom, a new tier of gatekeepers have emerged. They're called "incubators," and their imprimatur is tantamount to a college degree. It's like getting a degree from Harvard or MIT, explains David Cohen, the co-founder of TechStars, one of MOREChadwick Matlin - Apr 15, 2011 1:51 PM ET
The world's dominant Internet backbone just got a lot more dominant. Should we worry?
Level 3 already runs the single most important part of the Internet. Of the 36,878 autonomous networks that collectively make up the global Internet, Level 3 (LVLT) is by far the largest and most interconnected. Buying Global Crossing (GLBC), which by most measures is now the global Internet's third largest part, in a $3 billion deal will only cement that position.
The MOREScott Woolley - Apr 11, 2011 5:14 PM ET
As John Chambers rebuilds Cisco, enterprise video conferencing is probably one business he won't have to muck with. Now, about Umi...
FORTUNE -- Over the past few years, networking giant Cisco Systems (CSCO) has aggressively entered markets as diverse as camcorders, set-top boxes and videoconferencing tools. The result? A company that many say has lost its focus. That's partly why, earlier this week, CEO John Chambers sent out a company-wide memo MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Apr 7, 2011 3:31 PM ET
Kleiner Perkins' Green guru believes on a household level, green power needs to recharge advanced batteries rather than plug right into the fuse-box.
FORTUNE -- Having helped both create the Java programming language and co-found Sun Microsystems, Bill Joy is best known as a technologist and entrepreneur. He hopes to add environmentalist to that list.
As a partner at leading venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Joy is devoting much of his time to MOREScott Woolley - Apr 6, 2011 6:03 PM ET
Steve Ballmer's slavish devotion to Windows and Office has made them cash cows, but some say revenues have come at the expense of innovation.
By Gary Rivlin, contributor
FORTUNE -- What's the matter with Microsoft? After spending weeks tracking down and talking with a long list of former Microsoft (MSFT) employees, many of them veterans with fifteen or more years with the company, the question is how long do you have to MOREMar 31, 2011 10:47 AM ET
Just as Steve Jobs touted at the iPad 2 launch, tablet computing is pervading every corner of our lives--even the doctor's office
Like its predecessor, the iPad 2 wasn't built specifically for enterprise customers. But that doesn't mean you won't find tablets in the office. Or in the operating room.
The health care industry in particular seems to have taken a liking to the iPad. Tablets are relatively easy to tote in MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 4, 2011 11:39 AM ET
Architect Yick Kai Chan once mapped out schools and banks. Now, Chan uses his skills for Zynga, to build CityVille's virtual communities one twee building at a time.
CityVille isn't just another city simulation game. As its 95 million monthly active users will attest, Zynga's latest ridiculously successful product for Facebook isn't just a hodge-podge of caricatured buildings or bobble-headed locals with emoticon bubbles -- it's an incubator for a self-sustaining MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 28, 2011 1:17 PM ET
In California, open government collaboration saved $56 million on the state's website redesign project. The lessons learned there could ripple savings across every department -- and every state.
By John F. Moore, contributor
One thing about open government is that there's always more to learn. Carolyn Lawson, Director of eService, Technology Services Governance Division, in California, helped me learn a great deal about how open government efforts were creating jobs in the MOREDec 10, 2010 5:23 PM ET
C-level positions don't get created overnight. So what is it about the cloud computing revolution that merits a seat in the executive suite?
The cloud: A once, well, hazy term that describes the increasingly vast array of software, applications, and data storage tools that live not on users' home PCs but on the Internet, is taking form. Cloud computing, as tech companies would have us understand it, encompasses all kinds of MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 6, 2010 1:21 PM ET
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"I never thought I was a very good manager. I mean I am decent, but I want to go back to what I am good at, which is looking for opportunities to grow the business. Greg [Blatt] MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 3, 2010 6:00 AM ET
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