Disappointing quarter aside, it's too early to tell whether Google is fundamentally doing better or worse under Larry Page. But the company is more focused, more willing to take risks and -- for the first time in years -- more interesting.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- It may be unfair to grade a work in progress, but in the case of a closely watched company like Google, it's inevitable. In the MOREJan 25, 2012 11:29 AM ET
The troubled phone maker's new CEO has had a very bad introduction. Here's why he may not be right for RIM right now.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- If only they hadn't released that video.
The good news, the part that investors had been clamoring for, came first. Mike Lazaridis, who co-founded Research-in-Motion (RIMM) in 1984, and Jim Balsillie, who joined the company in 1992, were stepping down as co-CEOs and co-chairmen of MOREJan 24, 2012 10:23 AM ET
But that's down from 18% three years ago, according to ChangeWave Research
The series of medical leaves that Steve Jobs took before he finally resigned last month seem to have had an inoculating effect on both investors and consumers, allaying their concerns about Apple's (AAPL) future without its co-founder and CEO.
The effect on investors was apparent three weeks ago, when Apple's shares rose in the days after Jobs' resignation.
Evidence of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 13, 2011 3:11 PM ET
It was a wheel that revolved around Steve Jobs. How will it change under Tim Cook?
One of my favorite elements in Adam Lashinsky's How Apple Works -- the "inside" story that created a sensation when it appeared in the May 23 issue of Fortune but was made fully available online only last week -- was the organization chart assembled by Fortune's graphics team under the guidance of senior research editor Doris MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 29, 2011 7:51 AM ET
The simplest and most plausible explanation comes from, of all people, John Dvorak
One of the mysteries surrounding Steve Jobs' decision to hand the CEO title over to Tim Cook is its timing.
The assumption underlying most of the commentary these past two days is that Jobs must be really really sick -- which is understandable given the wording of his letter of resignation. But is he that much sicker this week than MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 26, 2011 7:03 AM ET
Apple's CEO moved up 31 places in Chief Executive magazine's 2010 ranking
Only Priceline's (PCLN) Jeffrey Boyd, Aflac's (AFL) Daniel Amos and Federated Investors' (FII) Christopher Donahue created more wealth in 2010 than Apple's (AAPL) Steve Jobs, according to Chief Executive's third annual ranking of 338 U.S. CEOs.
The magazine's wealth creation index leans heavily on the concept of economic margin -- defined as (operating cash flow - capital charge)/invested capital -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 20, 2010 5:51 PM ET
Google's conference call on Thursday could be a platform to announce a significant milestone in Android OS distribution.
At Google's Q2 2010 earnings call on July 15th, CEO Eric Schmidt relayed that Google was activating 160,000 Android devices per day. That was up from the 100,000/day they were activating at the Google I/O event in May. Since then, he announced Google (GOOG) had passed the 200,000 activations/day mark on August 4th.
Since MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 11, 2010 2:55 PM ET
When Hugh Martin learned he had cancer, he did the unimaginable. He revealed everything.
Everyone at Pacific Biosciences knew something was up when CEO Hugh Martin called for an all-hands meeting on a Thursday. The company always held its big meetings on Friday, and it was rare that the staff didn't know the agenda in advance. So it was with some anticipation that all 300 employees of the fast-growing MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Oct 7, 2010 3:00 AM ET
This is one in a series of articles leading up to Fortune Brainstorm Tech, which started today in Aspen, Colo. The articles look back at the progress of companies that presented at Brainstorm in 2009 as well as look forward to those that will present this year.
By Benjamin Snyder, contributor
HCL Technologies, an offshore IT and software development company, handles everything from setting up a company's cloud computing services and MOREJul 22, 2010 4:10 PM ET
Fortune contributor Michal Lev-Ram talks to AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega about the carrier's efforts to strengthen its wireless network.
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