Apple is "the best-looking girl at the party, forced to wear a bag over her head."
FORTUNE -- Unveiled by Steve Jobs in June 2010 with a promise of new generation of low-cost mobile ads that not only didn't "suck" but would have users coming back for more, the iAd platform was supposed to be Apple's (AAPL) answer to Google's (GOOG) AdMob.
But advertisers didn't exactly fall over themselves to fork over the minimum $1 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 19, 2014 7:47 AM ET
And it's all about education technology.
FORTUNE -- In recent years, Google (GOOG) has made a concerted push into education, marketing Chromebooks in K-12 schools and promoting its Google Play for Education initiative to offer easy access to learning apps and content.
Now Google Capital, the company's previously stealth growth fund, is accelerating those efforts with a $40 million investment in Renaissance Learning, an educational company whose student evaluation tools are used MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 19, 2014 7:02 AM ET
Daniel Eran Dilger rips into lazy journalism on the iOS v. Android beat.
FORTUNE -- If you like your pro-Apple agitprop straight -- right out of the bottle, no ice, no water -- Daniel Eran Dilger is your man.
Dilger, if you're not familiar with the byline, is Apple's (AAPL) fiercest defender at AppleInsider, one of the Internet's most prominent Apple news and rumor websites.
He was on a tear Saturday, ripping into the tech MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 16, 2014 7:12 AM ET
Google would cost more to acquire, but Apple has four times the free cash flow.
FORTUNE -- This may be one of those milestones with no real meaning.
But according to Seeking Alpha, Google (GOOG) has overtaken Apple (AAPL) to become the world's most valuable company in terms of how much it would cost to take it over.
The changing of guard was noted by a self-described contrarian named Ashraf Eassa. He's using a standard measure called MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2014 11:14 AM ET
Dropbox grabs Google's Motorola Mobility boss, Dennis Woodside.
FORTUNE -- Dennis Woodside ran Motorola Mobility for Google, but apparently he won't be doing the same for Lenovo.
Just weeks after Google (GOOG) agreed to sell the money-losing unit for $2.9 billion, Woodside has agreed to join storage company Dropbox as its chief operating officer.
Dropbox has raised $507 million in venture capital funding. Its most recent deal, a $250 $350 million Series C round that valued MOREErin Griffith - Feb 13, 2014 10:24 AM ET
As the tech giant looks to become more than just a set of tools you use at work and on the go, smart engineering will be key. So will design.
By Olof Schybergson
FORTUNE -- Google has successfully developed technologies that make life easier for people at their offices or on the go. Think of services such as Search, Mail, and Drive. And apps, such as Maps and Play, are designed to ease the MOREFeb 12, 2014 1:42 PM ET
In exclusive interview with Fortune, VP of corporate development Don Harrison discusses Larry Page's plan to expand into new areas through M&A.
FORTUNE -- Don Harrison became Google's head of mergers and acquisitions about a year ago. But he's been helping Google (GOOG) buy companies since 2001, when the company snapped up the Internet newsgroups archive Deja News, its first acquisition ever.
Harrison, then a lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 12, 2014 10:46 AM ET
Today's chart: iPad vs. Android tablets vs. Microsoft Surface, hour by hour
FORTUNE -- The folks at the Chitika ad network set out last month to test whether Microsoft's (MSFT) Surface -- heavily promoted as the tablet best suited for doing real work -- is actually being used more in work settings than Apple's (AAPL) iPad or all those tablets that run Google's (GOOG) Android.
To find out, they analyzed tens of millions of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 12, 2014 9:45 AM ET
And at 34% year over year, it's growing slightly faster says Asymco's Horace Dediu.
FORTUNE -- Is Apple still a growth company? With the Wall Street Journal's question still hanging in the air, Asymco's Horace Dediu has found a novel way to highlight a source of growth within Apple (AAPL) that is often overlooked.
In the attached chart, he's stacked the revenue categories of Google's (GOOG) core business (i.e. without Motorola and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 11, 2014 7:50 AM ET
The research lab's vice president explains why there's more work to be done in recognizing female innovators.
FORTUNE – As innovative as Silicon Valley may be -- churning out fresh ideas, products, and services --when it comes to giving credit where it's due, women generally remain woefully under-recognized.
It's not overt sexism, so much as unconscious bias on the part of some people now, explains Megan Smith, vice president of Google X, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 10, 2014 11:59 AM ET
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