Few women have joined or founded startups and gained the kind of experience that enables their careers to explode like Marissa Mayer's. Here are specific recommendations on accelerating the pace of women in high-tech.
By Jack Hidary and Cindy Padnos
The announcement Monday that Yahoo (YHOO) selected Marissa Mayer as its new chief is a great signal for Silicon Valley. Marissa joined Google (GOOG) as its 20th employee back in 1999 MOREJul 17, 2012 9:55 AM ET
YOU GUESSED IT: We switched to iPhone yesterday [POLITICO PLAYBOOK]
BlackBerry was amazing over several jobs and three presidents. We have had one for so long that we remember the days when people would say: "Your calculator is ringing." ... But BlackBerry stopped serving us: The last several models we tried would freeze all the time, held only a couple of photos, and were set for some foreign alphabet, producing odd automatic MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 8, 2012 10:34 AM ET
Companies like Apple, IBM and Microsoft once stood in the shadow of much larger and more powerful Japanese electronics giants. Those days are long gone -- and, lately, it looks like they may never come back.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
"This country is in a war and some people understand it and some people are siding with the enemy."
FORTUNE -- Believe it or not, someone once wrote those paranoid words about MOREMay 25, 2012 10:40 AM ET
Three Silicon Valley insiders created an investment fund to solve the ultimate tech-boom problem: owning too much startup stock.
FORTUNE -- In 2010, after three years as a communications manager at Facebook, Kathy Chan left. The 28-year-old's Facebook shares were the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket -- the company's valuation in private markets had already soared to $23 billion, but it was still a few years from its IPO. To MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Pouring cold water on one of Silicon Valley's hottest rumors
FORTUNE -- Although there is no shortage of iTV speculation -- thanks to rumor sites like Taipei-based DigiTimes -- and plenty of Apple (AAPL) analysts ready to calculate to the penny how much an Apple-branded TV set would add to the company's bottom line, some experts have started to back away from what was once seen as an inevitablity.
In December, Richard Gardner, formerly MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 14, 2012 1:27 PM ET
Something may burst, but it's not the company that's making money hand over fist
FORTUNE -- It's symptomatic of the delusion that characterizes much of the thinking in Silicon Valley these days that someone could read Chris Dixon's nuanced "Is it a tech bubble?" post that was Techmeme's lead story Monday and turn it into an "Apple is about to burst" screed.
"You can't trust those P/E and other calculations when companies MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 30, 2012 7:40 AM ET
The prolific angel investor has rarely met an Internet startup he didn't like. When it comes to picking the next big thing, there's a right way and a wrong way. And then there's the Conway.
FORTUNE -- The rooftop deck of Ron Conway's San Francisco apartment building is packed with a random and seemingly incongruous assortment of tech A-listers, celebrities, and sports stars snacking on hors d'oeuvres and sipping fine wines. MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 10, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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* Facebook unveiled a flurry of new features at yesterday's f8 conference in San Francisco, including "Timelines," a radical re-imagining of the user profile that organizes your activity into a timeline-like format. The new profile (see above) starts rolling out September 29, but if you just can't wait, here's a slightly MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 23, 2011 3:30 AM ET
How would you describe Steve Jobs in a sentence or two?
It's not as easy as you might think. In the 1:30 video below (and here), editors at Fortune and CNNMoney try to capture Apple's (AAPL) former CEO in 20 words or less.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 27, 2011 7:16 AM ET
Apple was No. 1 and HP was No. 6 in San Jose metro area job listings
Apple (AAPL) topped list in the San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara metropolitan area with 847 help-wanted ads, according to a survey conducted by the California labor department in July 2011.
It was followed by Yahoo (YHOO), Lockheed Martin (LMT), eBay (EBAY), Stanford University and -- of all companies -- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).
HP was trying to fill 358 positions in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2011 6:29 AM ET
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