Enterprise, mobile, China, storage and social -- so many places to deploy cash.
Fortune's Michael Copleand opened his venture-capital panel at Fortune Brainstorm Tech Friday afternoon with a fun round-robin question: Name one sector that is overhyped or underhyped. Shockingly, the six-member panel found nothing whatsoever that is overhyped. Only the opposite. VCs, after all, are congenital optimists.
Jerry Murdock of Insight Ventures, and investor in Twitter, thinks social media is underhyped. MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jul 23, 2010 6:53 PM ET
With one product announcement, Android goes from Enterprise outcast to forerunner.
If your enterprise doesn't use a VoIP call center from Cisco or Cisco networking equipment in your server room, it still likely uses Cisco's Webex for video calling. Pretty soon those Cisco (CSCO) salespeople are going to be calling up your director of IT pitching them on what appears to be a very cool little Android tablet called Cius.
It may MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 30, 2010 12:33 AM ET
The automaker is embracing engineering software from Siemens where it once used Dassault. A case of open vs. closed?
Before it hits the road, every car first lives digitally on an automaker's computers, where engineers can keep track of engines, electrical systems and every other detail.
Chrysler, the struggling U.S. automaker that owns the Dodge and Jeep brands, has quietly taken a step away from engineering software market leader Dassault Systemes and MOREJon Fortt - Jun 23, 2010 9:15 AM ET
In this episode of Techmate, Jon Fortt and Philip Elmer-Dewitt discuss Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone, and explain how the company's focus has shifted from computers to mobile devices. Plus, find out what the new phone means for tech titans like Intel (INTC), Google (GOOG) and Cisco (CSCO).
>Mason Cohn, Producer - Jun 7, 2010 8:07 PM ET
Sustained unemployment would eventually put a damper on the market's early gains
So far the main beneficiaries in the nascent recovery have been well-off, says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. For things to really bounce back, things need to get better for everyone else.
I caught up with Ballmer at Microsoft's (MSFT) Redmond headquarters last week, and we covered a wide range of topics. His overall message: Microsoft has a lot of big MOREJon Fortt - May 25, 2010 12:59 PM ET
Cisco is among the most important bellwethers in the tech economy, so all eyes were on CEO John Chambers when the networking giant released its earnings numbers Wednesday.
The news was good: revenue of $10.4 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of 42 cents both beat even Wall Street's optimists, and Cisco (CSCO) raised guidance for the current quarter. Chambers called it the company's best quarter ever.
But some of the most MOREJon Fortt - May 13, 2010 9:00 AM ET
Apple doesn't do stock buybacks, doesn't pay a dividend, and is sitting on $40 billion in cash. Is that a problem?
Wall Street purists would say it is.
The argument goes something like this: Cash isn't for show. It's for investors. Companies have an obligation to either use it for growth drivers like acquisitions and equipment, or give it back to the shareholders. We put money into public companies to earn a MOREJon Fortt - Mar 19, 2010 7:00 AM ET
In the latest espisode of Techmate, Fortune Senior Writer Michael Copeland explains why Apple (AAPL) iPad pre-orders may matter, talks Cisco's (CSCO) new hype-heavy router, and breaks down how Pink Floyd may change digital music.
>Mason Cohn, Producer - Mar 15, 2010 10:35 AM ET
The infrastructure of the Internet isn't capable of handling the amount of traffic sure to come in the next 25 years. To get there, government and business are going to have to work together.
By Mark McLaughlin , CEO VeriSign
In the movie "Jaws," after the Great White rams against the hull and nearly sinks the ship, Roy Scheider utters the famous line, "We're gonna need a bigger boat." That sums up MOREMar 15, 2010 7:30 AM ET
Cisco promised the world an earth-shattering response to Google's broadband ISP announcement. What it delivered was just more of the same from Cisco. That's good for surfers.
For all you folks who had dreams of flying cars or Cisco (CSCO) announcing the purchase of EMC, what CEO John Chambers revealed Tuesday after weeks of hype promising to "change the Internet forever" (and, it was hinted, take on Google (GOOG) in the MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 9, 2010 2:37 PM ET
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