Early investments in the car service startup are worth an estimated 400-600x.
FORTUNE -- Say what you will about Uber's cocky founder, its surge pricing, or its shady drivers. From a pure investment standpoint, the car service startup has been golden.
Some back-of-the-envelope math shows why: Take Uber's $1.5 million angel round, led by First Round Capital and Lowercase Capital. It had a valuation of around $4 million pre-money. The company's later MOREErin Griffith - Feb 4, 2014 6:47 PM ET
It only took six quarters, but Facebook earnings show it has won over the mobile skeptics.
FORTUNE -- Since its disastrous IPO in 2012, Facebook has worked to quiet the skeptics. With its annual earnings report Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg can finally relax: Facebook (FB) is officially a mobile company.
The fourth quarter marks the first time mobile advertising accounted for the majority of Facebook's revenue, representing 53% of income at $1.25 billion. MOREErin Griffith - Jan 29, 2014 7:18 PM ET
Even the CEO of the leading transportation company thinks the regulation is needed.
FORTUNE -- The days of unregulated tech shuttles are numbered.
For years, tech companies have hired private buses to transport their workers who live in San Francisco to their leafy suburban campuses in towns like Redwood City and Mountain View. Now those shuttles have become a lightning rod of criticism for some non-tech workers, citing class inequalities. The buses MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 8, 2014 4:39 PM ET
Zuckerberg practices the realpolitik, while Gates is a die-hard ideologue.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- If you came of age after Microsoft (MSFT) dominated the technology industry, you might well look at Bill Gates' philanthropic efforrs and call him a hero. Others who had to compete against the de facto monopoly that was Microsoft under Bill Gates might see things differently. To them, he was a vampiric force that fed on MOREJan 8, 2014 12:49 PM ET
It's still early days in the Wild West of digital marketing. At CES, Fortune's Jessi Hempel sits down with top execs from Facebook, Ford, and Adobe to learn why.
FORTUNE -- It's 2014. Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB) and Twitter are kings of the world. Print media and television are dying. You'd think we'd have this marketing-with-digital media thing figured out by now.
As a preview to our Brainstorm Tech conference in MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jan 7, 2014 9:05 AM ET
Social media habits are shifting. Instagram's Kevin Systrom wants his service to be where the people are going, not just where they are.
FORTUNE -- Twenty months ago, almost to the day, Facebook (FB) acquired the rapidly growing social network Instagram for a then-staggering sum: $1 billion. The figure valued the photo-sharing mobile application higher than the cosmetics company Revlon, book purveyor Barnes & Noble, and parent company of The New MOREAndrew Nusca - Dec 12, 2013 3:48 PM ET
Snapchat will get bigger, Twitter rants will grow louder, and your boss will learn to Tweet.Dec 10, 2013 12:44 PM ET
Silicon Valley companies are still hiring en masse, but for industry outsiders, getting a job can seem downright impossible.
FORTUNE -- The technology industry aims to invent the future. But for too many aspiring Silicon Valley workers, it's their past that's holding them back.
Who can blame any job-seeker for trying to break into the tech industry? There were 58,000 available Bay Area tech jobs this October, according to job data firm, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 26, 2013 1:15 PM ET
The Facebook COO and Lean In author offers frank advice to Salesforce.com's chief executive at its annual customer conference.
FORTUNE -- Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg has a lot of advice for women who want to advance in their careers. This week, she also took her Lean In message to Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and the throngs of conference-goers at the cloud computing company's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
Sandberg, one of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 21, 2013 10:28 AM ET
If so, it does it quietly, says a reporter who toured its N.C. solar farms and fuel cells.
FORTUNE -- I learned a lot from the 3,500-word photo tour of Apple's (AAPL) North Carolina solar farms and fuel cells that Katie Fehrenbacher posted Monday on GigaOm.
Apple doesn't toot its horn much about its efforts to reduce its corporate carbon footprint. (I don't count the Apple and the Environment website that nobody I know has MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 19, 2013 6:27 PM ET
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