The prolific angel investor has rarely met an Internet startup he didn't like. When it comes to picking the next big thing, there's a right way and a wrong way. And then there's the Conway.
FORTUNE -- The rooftop deck of Ron Conway's San Francisco apartment building is packed with a random and seemingly incongruous assortment of tech A-listers, celebrities, and sports stars snacking on hors d'oeuvres and sipping fine wines. MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 10, 2012 5:00 AM ET
After seeing executives jury-rig consumer gadgets and software for work, companies like Google and Apple are suiting up for success in the office.
By Richard Nieva, contributor
FORTUNE -- In recent years employees have been bringing their personal smartphones and tablets to work and tricking out their gadgets (sometimes without the tech department's okay) with productivity-enhancing apps and software. Now, instead of standing by as savvy individuals co-opt their technology for the MOREDec 28, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Cloud computing is clearly here to stay. But these factors could make the transition a bumpy one.
FORTUNE -- Earlier this week, portions of Amazon's cloud computing service crashed, impairing Foursquare, Netflix and Instagram as well as millions of users. While service was quickly restored, it marked the second major incident of its kind in the last six months -- and that is raising concerns with some.
Putting parts or all of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 12, 2011 1:02 PM ET
Will popular services like Dropbox and Box.net be rendered useless with the emergence of Apple's cloud-based services? Hardly, they say.
FORTUNE -- When Steve Jobs took the wraps off iCloud earlier this week, many cheered. Apple was finally charging into the cloud space with a service that could stand up to recent offerings from Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN), providing storage of music, photos, videos, apps and other documents with quick MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 9, 2011 12:29 PM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you everyday.Twitter, the subject of Fortune's cover story this month, is reportedly in advanced talks to buy third-party application TweetDeck for around $50 million. The potential acquisition comes at a time when the social network is trying to go mainstream. (Wall Street Journal) Wal-Mart paid over $300 million to buy MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 19, 2011 9:55 AM ET
The popular start-up says it grew more than 500% in 15 months. How's that for viral effectiveness?
FORTUNE -- As many in Silicon Valley know, very few start-ups succeed, and even if they do, even fewer stumble upon the kind of growth Dropbox has in such little time. But since January 2010, CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi's file-syncing and sharing service has exploded, from 4 million to 25 million, with MORE
A company that wants to bring online storage and sharing to the masses? Hardly original, but with numbers like these, Dropbox may do just that.
The startup on every venture and angel investor's lips these days isn't a social media company or a site hawking coupons. No, the tech world is currently enamored with Dropbox, a four-year-old company that aims to bring cloud computing -- that catchall phrase corporations use MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Cloud storage vendor Dropbox releases an Android app that gives you instant access to your desktop files via the Cloud.
If you haven't heard of Dropbox by now, you may want to take a look at it. It is a very simple and easy to use program that creates a folder in your desktop computer where you can put files that you want to share or sync with other computers. You MORESeth Weintraub - May 5, 2010 9:35 AM ET
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