Major shifts in hardware design and production have allowed the "maker movement" to mature rapidly. The next generation of fantastic hardware could very well come from the startup up the block.May 7, 2013 11:05 AM ET
Can a successful exit by one Canadian tech firm jump-start innovation north of the border, a la Silicon Valley's PayPal Mafia?
By Ryan Holmes
FORTUNE -- In 2002, PayPal, the online payments giant, was sold to eBay for a cool $1.5 billion. Overnight, many of PayPal's core employees got very rich. Rather than calling it a day, however, the so-called PayPal mafia went on to found and invest in a MOREApr 24, 2013 7:18 AM ET
Much has been made of the rebirth of consumer hardware startups. But some high-profile examples have stumbled out of the gate.
FORTUNE -- To hear some in Silicon Valley tell it, hardware is the new software. In other words, after years of taking a backseat to the splashy launches of countless websites, apps, and the cloud, innovation on the hardware side is ramping up again. Is it? Several high-profile launches have stumbled. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 12, 2013 1:52 PM ET
Meet Amy Andersen. She teaches tech executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Salesforce how to date.
FORTUNE -- Amy Andersen was on a date. It was one of several with a venture capitalist that a friend had set her up with. On paper, he seemed ideal: mid-30s, funny, good-looking, athletic. But as they saddled up at Harry's Bar, a cherrywood-lined sports haunt in San Francisco's Pacific MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 19, 2013 7:10 AM ET
New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies.
By Omar Akhtar/Graphic Nicolas Rapp
FORTUNE -- When Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to end New York's overdependence on Wall Street, the city responded by becoming the country's fastest-growing digital-technology hub. Despite less-than-stellar access to a reliable broadband network, New York now hosts over 1,800 tech companies. The city overtook Boston to become the country's MOREDec 5, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Also: Why Silicon Valley is so darned narcissistic; Lenovo reveals record quarterly earnings.
Product questions and threats of higher tax hit Apple shares [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
Owners of Apple shares would have good reason to fear higher taxes on capital gains. Apple shares have appreciated mightily since 2005 when they were about $35 apiece; they began this year at $411 and peaked at more than $700 in late September. The drop MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 8, 2012 4:11 PM ET
The boutique financial institution caters to tech entrepreneurs and high-end winemakers with a long-running strategy: Bank like a venture capitalist.
By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor
FORTUNE -- In an age of "too big to fail" financial supermarkets, Silicon Valley Bank is relatively small and specialized, with a customer base dominated by tech and biotech growth companies, along with high-end winemakers. "We start working with companies very early on," says CEO Greg MOREOct 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Also: Why Marissa Mayer took the reins at Yahoo; Bravo's Silicon Valley reality show unleashed.
Can Marissa Mayer really have it all? [NEW YORK MAGAZINE]
Mayer was bruised in that reshuffling. For about a dozen years she had presided over "search"—which is to say everything the user saw, felt, and experienced when navigating Google—but now she was shunted away from that core business and put in charge of "local"—maps, restaurant recommendations, and the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 9, 2012 1:41 PM ET
Apple Maps is taken to task (yet again); Instagram has more users than Twitter.
It's a hits business: Silicon Valley and Hollywood share more than Ashton Kutcher [VENTURE MINDED]
The evaluation of whether to invest in a startup and the decision of whether to greenlight a film are also startlingly similar. From a diligence perspective, financial projections are primarily reviewed for the purpose of a sanity test. Do the financial projections coincide with MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 27, 2012 1:28 PM ET
Amazon may be prepping fix or six new tablet models; one week into Marissa Mayer's new Yahoo stint.
Question for a C.E.O.: What is Yahoo? [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
I'm going to take a whack at it and say that Yahoo is a media company, mostly by accident (more on that in a bit). Yes, its headquarters in Silicon Valley are filled with technologists and have the familiar trappings of a digital MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 23, 2012 12:40 PM ET
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