There's going to be a PC retail showdown this holiday season. Let's call it the netbook vs. the nymph.
In the netbook corner: the cheap, small, underpowered laptops that are all the rage lately. Asian manufacturers like Asus first introduced them, and consumers love them because they handle documents, e-mail, and web surfing for as little as $300. The big PC makers offer their own models, but also secretly hate that MOREJon Fortt - Sep 15, 2009 6:30 AM ET
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Steve Jobs walks out on stage to a standing ovation. He clearly appreciates the reception. He still looks quite gaunt -- much like he did before he took his leave. Applause MOREJon Fortt - Sep 9, 2009 1:04 PM ET
In this era of Kindle books, text messages and Facebook photos, printed information is taking it on the chin – and perhaps no company has been hit harder than Lexmark. The Kentucky-based printer company is one of the worst performing stocks in the hardware sector this year, down about 30%.
But Lexmark (LXK) CEO Paul Curlander hopes a new line of printers will help him climb off the canvas.
The eight new MOREJon Fortt - Sep 1, 2009 9:00 AM ET
I'm sorry, Microsoft. On behalf of Silicon Valley, I'm sorry.
We cursed you, mocked you, labeled you the Evil Empire. Your crime: trying to control the technology world. Sure, we had reason to be upset. During the dawning of the PC era, the Windows operating system made you the most powerful company in tech, and it went to your head.
Your detractors say you intimidated PC makers, crushed Netscape, and tried to MOREJon Fortt - Aug 24, 2009 1:38 PM ET
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said two months ago that Microsoft would have to cough up "boatloads of money" to get Yahoo's search business. In the end, it took nothing of the sort.
Apparently, all Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer had to do was let Yahoo (YHOO) take the lead in selling search to premium advertisers, and promise to supply Microsoft's Bing search technology on the cheap. Under the terms of a MOREJon Fortt - Jul 30, 2009 10:44 AM ET
Google's location-based Latitude service is coming to the iPhone within hours, Google mobile VP Vic Gundotra said at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference this morning.
Gundotra said the latest iPhone OS update, which enables location-based services in the browser, paved the way for Latitude.
UPDATED: Google's blog post on the news is here.(AAPL) (GOOG) (RIMM)Jon Fortt - Jul 23, 2009 1:04 PM ET
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Jon Fortt of Fortune, Jon Swartz of USA Today and Scott McGrew of NBC chat with Mozilla CEO John Lilly about the future of Firefox. (AAPL) (GOOG) (MSFT)Jon Fortt - Jul 17, 2009 2:45 PM ET
The last version of Office didn't include a free online version. The next one will. Image: Microsoft
It's too early to say Microsoft has checkmated Google in online documents – the latest version of Office hasn't shipped yet. But the sleeping giant in Redmond has clearly woken up to the Internet threat.
Get this: Microsoft – the king of paid software – will announce today that it is going to give a MOREJon Fortt - Jul 13, 2009 9:30 AM ET
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