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
The search giant's $12.5 billion acquisition bid is a bold move that could reshape the mobile business. It's also fraught with potential pitfalls.
By Alex Konrad, contributor
FORTUNE -- Sometimes, plan B is pretty good. When Google missed out on buying Nortel Networks' patent hoard earlier this summer, few could have predicted it would make a stunning $12.5 billion cash bid for Motorola Mobility.
The move is sure to change Google's (GOOG) business, MOREAug 18, 2011 10:33 AM ET
50 stories about a rumor, followed by 20 stories about a report that the rumor is untrue
Late Thursday night, the Apple (AAPL) rumor site called, appropriately enough, MacRumors, picked up a Japanese report that the company had scheduled a special event on Wednesday Sept. 7. Could this be the launch of the long-awaited iPhone 5?
By Friday morning, MacRumors' report was the lead item on Techmeme, the online news aggregator that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 12, 2011 6:45 PM ET
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* Facebook started moving the first bunch of lucky staffers into its new 1-million square-foot Menlo Park campus. Company product architect Aaron Sittig documented the move with some choice snapshots.
* Apartment-swapping startup Airbnb is on a roll: it just raised $112 million at a $1 billion valuation, led MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 25, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Signs of exuberance are everywhere: Tesla roadsters, soaring real estate, overpriced vinegar - and eye-popping valuations for pre-IPO companies like Facebook and Zynga. So why are so many Silicon Valley denizens reluctant to use the B-word?
By David A. Kaplan, contributor
FORTUNE -- Michael Dreyfus, 49, is a leading real estate broker in the heart of Silicon Valley. During the winter he sensed the housing market was coming back, though he hadn't MOREJul 11, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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