• Today in Tech: Why Apple gave Scott Forstall the boot

    Also: PayPal lays off hundreds; Steve Ballmer's new mission for Microsoft.

    Inside Apple's major shakeup [FORTUNE]

    Indeed, as Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the East Coast, a worsening storm embroiled Apple too. Suffice it to say that even as Apple's stock-market valuation has made the company the biggest in the world, these past few months haven't been Apple's finest. Little by little, mistakes that, taken in isolation, might have seemed trivial have added MORE

    - Oct 30, 2012 12:25 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: Meet the other Zuckerberg

    Also: eBay unleashes a redesign; how Google Earth reunited two brothers. 

    Saroo's Google Earth Quest: How an orphaned boy foud his way home as grown man [VANITY FAIR]

    In 2009, having graduated from college, Saroo was living with a friend in the center of Hobart and working on the Web site for his parents' company. Recovering from an ugly breakup, he was drinking and partying more than usual. After years of ignoring MORE

    - Oct 11, 2012 10:39 AM ET
  • Like what you see on TV? Buy it now.

    New technology allows TV viewers to buy what they see on the screen -- without getting up from the couch.

    By Ben Schenkel

    FORTUNE -- Steve Yankovich didn't expect to find inspiration in a romantic comedy. The vice president of eBay Mobile remembers watching Something's Gotta Give in 2003, and falling in love with a sleek toaster that he noticed on Diane Keaton's counter. He searched a few stores for the MORE

    Jul 20, 2012 10:35 AM ET
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  • MercadoLibre: How it rules the Latino Internet

    The Argentina-based online marketplace has weathered political and economic storms over the last decade and come out on top.

    By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Founded in 1999, Marcos Galperin's Argentine startup was the only Latin American dotcom to survive the 2000 crash and go public. "They placed a bet on e-commerce really early on, and it paid off," says veteran Latin America tech executive Javier Carrique. No kidding. Today MORE

    May 9, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • PayPal's bid for the digital wallet looks strong

    Everyone from Apple to Visa is looking to shape the way we spend money in the digital age. As PayPal rolls out pieces of its new platform, it's looking like a strong contender for a broad new standard.

    by Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- As long as the Internet has been a venue for commerce, some companies have dreamed of making electronic cash as seamless and intuitive to use as possible: no MORE

    Mar 21, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • eBay has yet to sell its turnaround to investors

    The turnaround the company has been working on for four years is finally bearing fruit -- but investors don't seem convinced yet. Its earnings report this week is a chance to change that.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- It wasn't the way any CEO wanted to start of a new year. eBay chief John Donahoe learned that Scott Thompson, the head of the company's fast-growing PayPal unit, was leaving to become MORE

    Jan 17, 2012 10:55 AM ET
  • Retailers' Black Friday wish list: More mobile commerce

    To lure customers and boost sales, stores are deploying cool smartphone apps. Will consumers buy into the latest shopping fad?

    By Caitlin Keating, reporter

    FORTUNE -- Scott Thompson, president and CEO of eBay's PayPal unit (EBAY), says that he is one of those people who drives to Starbucks, sees the long line, and keeps on driving. "I'm on the go. I wish I could have stopped, but I don't have time," Thompson MORE

    Nov 25, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: The exclusive Steve Jobs book excerpt

    Fortune's curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you every day.

    "I'm not a very social person," but "Google+ I instantly found compelling." - Google cofounder Sergey Brin (Search Engine Land)

    * Looking forward to Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs? The first exclusive excerpt, highlighting Jobs' nearly 30-year frenemy relationship with Bill Gates, will run in the latest issue of MORE

    - Oct 20, 2011 11:07 AM ET
  • Good luck, Meg. You'll need it.

    Meg Whitman's experience at eBay may make her seem qualified to lead HP's turnaround. But most tech turnarounds -- when they work -- take several years. And this one is likely to be very difficult.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Most seasoned executives have their share of career ups and downs. And then there's Meg Whitman.

    Whitman presided over eBay's rise from a scrappy startup to an e-commerce giant worth $75 billion MORE

    Oct 13, 2011 12:40 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: Why Steve Jobs wore turtlenecks

    Fortune's curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you every day.

    * The initial crop of iPhone 4S reviews are out, and while the smartphone's chassis might look virtually identical to its predecessor, the upgraded components -- a dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, among them -- and brand spanking new software (hello, Siri) are enough to make the phone another successful Apple (AAPL) MORE

    - Oct 12, 2011 3:30 AM ET
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