A high-tech delegation discovers that sunny Silicon Valley optimism is not the easiest concept to explain to Russians.
By Julia Ioffe, contributor
Ashton Kutcher was not prepared for this. When he arrived with a U.S. State Department technology delegation last week, he expected the screaming teenage girls, the journalists fighting for interviews, heck, he even expected the cold. But sitting with a group of Russian technology executives on Sunday night, the MOREFeb 24, 2010 1:35 PM ET
In the latest episode of Techmate, Jon and Michael discuss why Google Buzz (GOOG) is generating buzz for all the wrong reasons.
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Feb 16, 2010 3:17 PM ET
How millennials are altering the IT landscape, mostly for the better.
By Gary Curtis, chief technology strategist, Accenture
For a new generation of employees, information technology is no longer a question ("is this okay with you, boss?") but rather an answer ("that's what it took to get the job done").
As the baby boomers begin to retire over the next decade, millennials – those ages 14 to 27 – will become increasingly prominent MOREFeb 4, 2010 10:00 AM ET
The social networking site is all grown up.
Facebook celebrates its sixth birthday today. Just one year ago, Fortune put founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the magazine's cover in a story entitled "How Facebook is taking over our lives." The site had 150 million users. Today, that number has more than doubled to 350 million users.
There's no question Facebook has emerged as one of the most significant Internet companies of MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 4, 2010 7:16 AM ET
Tony Bates isn't just an online video fanatic when he's on the clock. The Cisco (CSCO) executive also served on the board of YouTube in his spare time, before Google (GOOG) bought it in 2006. When I sat down with Bates in his office recently, the veteran of Cisco's service provider and enterprise units talked about how he ended up advising YouTube and why he believes video is the next MOREJon Fortt - Jan 19, 2010 7:00 AM ET
CEO Benioff goes from "cloud" to crowd.
Marc Benioff, the man who invented cloud computing at least as much as Al Gore invented the Internet, is pushing a new idea. It's called Chatter, a mashup of Facebook and Twitter for the workplace that his company, Salesforce.com (CRM), plans to begin selling next year.
Salesforce.com's main product is something most worker bees will never see. It's an online tool that salespeople use to MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Dec 3, 2009 8:02 AM ET
Marketing online is about more than jumping on the social media bandwagon
By Sam Cece, CEO, StrongMail Systems.
A decade ago, the term social media didn't mean much to consumers, let alone marketers and corporate executives.
Today, none of us can get away from the term – it's everywhere. Companies are jumping on the social bandwagon, erecting fan pages on Facebook, developing corporate Twitter accounts, creating groups on LinkedIn and producing MORENov 23, 2009 9:00 AM ET
How social networking can transform the CIO into a superhero
By Alan S. Cohen, vice president enterprise, Cisco
I recently spent a few days with 100 of Cisco's (CSCO) top customers, Chief Information Officers (CIOs), representing a range of industries – private and public and geographies. These folks are often the unsung heroes of their organizations, enabling employees to perform great technological feats while helping management wring huge cost savings from their MORENov 9, 2009 9:30 AM ET
At least one company is making money off of social networking. The game developer behind 'FarmVille' and 'Mafia Wars' has seen its web-based games take off - and deliver profits.
On any given day 500,000 tractors are sold on the Internet. But don't start buying stock in John Deere or Caterpillar just yet. These are $20 "virtual" tractors that belong to the 50 million players of FarmVille, the largest and fastest-growing MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Oct 26, 2009 6:00 AM ET
Consumers transfer their PC habits to handsets, then proceed to do even more online.
By Bruce Simpson, CEO, Novarra
Forget about webmail: Social networking and content sharing sites like Facebook, Flickr and Craigslist are now the most visited Internet sites on mobile devices, according to recent usage data from my company, which provides mobile Internet software.
Social media are redefining what it means to be constantly connected and accelerating the transition of MORESep 2, 2009 8:00 AM ET
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