With a one-day, $40 billion gain in market valuation, Google shot ahead of Microsoft.
FORTUNE -- With Apple (AAPL) easily the world's most valuable company by market capitalization -- a comfortable $77 billion ahead of Exxon (XOM) -- the action shifts to the neck-and-neck race between Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) for the No. 3 spot.
That upward dogleg in the yellow line at the far right of the attached chart is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 19, 2013 12:37 PM ET
The bug in Windows that Apple once mocked has come back to bite them.
FORTUNE -- Nobody is calling iOS 7 the new Vista.
Well, TechCrunch's Alex Wilhelm did. And the Mercury News' Troy Wolverton dubbed iOS 7 "one of the buggiest" system updates Apple (AAPL) has ever released.
Most tech reporters, to their credit, simply noted the comic irony that some iPhone 5S owners -- including your's truly -- are experiencing Apple's version of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 12, 2013 11:08 AM ET
The outgoing CEO admits that Microsoft is still in the "early days" of a turnaround.
FORTUNE -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer isn't done saying goodbye just yet. After a heartfelt speech to employees late last month, on Monday Ballmer published his final letter to shareholders, taking the opportunity to extoll the company's ongoing "transformation" into a devices and services provider and highlight its key milestones over the last year.
"We brought Windows MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 8, 2013 9:55 AM ET
Pilots may love their iPads, but Delta, like most airlines, is a Microsoft Windows shop.
FORTUNE -- Many in the tech press reacted with incredulity to the news that Delta Airlines chose Microsoft (MSFT), not Apple (AAPL), to supply its pilots with cockpit tablets -- 11,000 in all.
After all, it's been two years since the iPad was approved for use by American Airlines as a so-called Electronic Flight Bag -- replacing 40 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 1, 2013 6:06 PM ET
Nathan Myhrvold, Former CTO of Microsoft, wrote a counterterrorism document that he thought would never see the light of day. Now Washington is listening.
By Clay Dillow
FORTUNE -- Former Microsoft (MSFT) CTO Nathan Myhrvold has been anything but idle since stepping out of his role as computer technology czar, founding a controversial patent hoarding venture that is now among the world's largest owners of intellectual property and authoring a MOREOct 1, 2013 2:26 PM ET
The Belarus-based gaming developer is moving from PCs to consoles to grab more of the U.S. market.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Just over 15 years ago, Minsk, Belarus-based game developer Wargaming launched with a focus on hardcore turn-based and real-time strategy PC games like DBA Online, Order of War, and the Massive Assault series. By 2008, the company saw publishers shy away from these genres amidst shrinking retail space. At MORESep 25, 2013 9:00 AM ET
The exception is Apple, which dominates in both brand and operating system loyalty.
FORTUNE -- Given the magnitude of recent telecom deals -- Microsoft (MSFT) offering $7.2 billion for Nokia's (NOK) handset business, Google (GOOG) shelling out $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility, Verizon (VZ) paying an astonishing $130 billion to buy out Vodafone's (VOD) 45% stake -- Consumer Intelligence Research Partners asks an interesting question:
What matters most to smartphone customers, the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 5, 2013 4:19 PM ET
Software hasn't just supplanted hardware in the past decade. It needs hardware as an ancillary business.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – Imagine it's 1999. Scratch that, it's 2006.
The computer in your office is made by ... well, it doesn't matter who it's made by. Unless you are in a creative profession, that computer is run on Microsoft Windows. And the phone in your pocket is made by Nokia (NOK), or -- MORESep 4, 2013 10:02 AM ET
Why the Microsoft acquisition -- and Stephen Elop -- may turn out to be Nokia's greatest hope.
FORTUNE -- It's a sad day for Finland. Or is it? Sure, much of the phonemaker's storied legacy -- and future -- is now in Microsoft's hands, a bitter pill to swallow for many Finns. And yes, 32,000 Nokia employees will become part of the Redmond-based tech giant's empire overnight, whether they like it MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Sep 3, 2013 2:53 PM ET
The former IBM chief has a stellar record. What better credentials could a new Microsoft CEO have than having humiliated and beaten his new charges?
FORTUNE -- When I reviewed Steve Ballmer's umpteenth structural reorganization of Microsoft last month -- was it only last month? -- I noted that the key missing ingredient to making the construct work was leadership. A re-jiggered Apple without Steve Jobs doing the jiggering never would MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Aug 27, 2013 10:13 AM ET
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