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  • HP and IBM: Two paths, one future

    Despite bedrock similarities, the two giants have very different philosophies.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- On the face of it, Hewlett-Packard and IBM have a lot in common. Both are storied brands with rich legacies that shaped high-tech. Both are working with companies large and small to help manage their technology. Both are angling for a piece of the markets -- like cloud computing and big data -- that promise years MORE

    - Sep 20, 2012 6:08 AM ET
  • Apple's Tim Cook tops two highest-rated CEO lists

    First in both Glassdoor's Top 10 Tech CEOs and its Top 25 Highest-Rated CEOs list

    Glassdoor.com, which has been soliciting salary information from anonymous contributors and publishing the results on the Web since 2008, tried something new two years ago.

    Borrowing a page from the Presidential approval-rating surveys, it asked employees:

    Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?

    Although he's only had the job since last August, Apple (AAPL) MORE

    - Mar 29, 2012 12:03 PM ET
  • HP's printer problem

    The printer industry is experiencing a long, slow decline — and HP is doubling down. That may be a mistake.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE – When Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy in January, no one was surprised. The 131-year-old company once controlled 90% of the U.S. film market in the 1970s, only to be displaced by the rise of digital cameras. It took decades for Kodak to fall.

    Now a similar kind MORE

    Mar 29, 2012 10:34 AM ET
  • Google: The thrill is back

    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 MORE

    Jan 25, 2012 11:29 AM ET
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  • Thorsten Heins: Not the right CEO for RIM

    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 MORE

    Jan 24, 2012 10:23 AM ET
  • Survey: 4% less likely to buy Apple products now that Steve Jobs has resigned

    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 MORE

    - Sep 13, 2011 3:11 PM ET
  • Rethinking Apple's org chart

    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 MORE

    - Aug 29, 2011 7:51 AM ET
  • Why did Steve Jobs choose this week to step down?

    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 MORE

    - Aug 26, 2011 7:03 AM ET
  • Steve Jobs is the No. 4 'wealth creator'

    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 -- MORE

    - Dec 20, 2010 5:51 PM ET
  • Will Eric Schmidt announce a quarter million Androids per day?

    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 MORE

    - Oct 11, 2010 2:55 PM ET
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