• Marin Software files for IPO

    Digital ad management platform provider Marin Software seeks a $75 million valuation.

    By Kurt Wagner, reporter

    FORTUNE -- San Francisco-based Marin Software filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday to begin an IPO. The company, which provides a digital ad management platform to customers such as Macy's (M) and Netflix (NFLX), is seeking a valuation of $75 million. Goldman Sachs (GS) and Deutsche Bank (DB) are lead MORE

    Feb 15, 2013 1:38 PM ET
  • Splunk CEO Godfrey Sullivan likes to horse around

    With Splunk, Godfrey Sullivan pulled off one of 2012's strongest IPOs. But it's his hobbies and no-drama management that have made his reputation.

    FORTUNE -- Godfrey Sullivan has an odd idea of fun. For the past two decades the 59-year-old chairman and CEO of data analytics firm Splunk has competed in a little-known type of race called Ride and Tie: Two partners alternate between riding a horse and running on long, MORE

    - Feb 1, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • Enterprise tech is facing a depressing 2013

    Companies are likely to spend on tablets and cloud services—but at the expense of higher margin products.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- As companies around the globe put the final touches on their 2013 budget plans, they are applying a modesty that was rare during earlier decades of Silicon Valley growth. And while many forecasts are calling for stronger spending than we saw in 2012, that's mostly because 2012 was a MORE

    Jan 15, 2013 11:16 AM ET
  • Will Adobe's new cloud strategy pay off?

    A risky makeover of the king of shrinkwrapped software is starting to win over skeptics.

    CORRECTION: A previous version of this story spelled Shantanu Narayen's name incorrectly. Fortune regrets the error.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Adobe chief Shantanu Narayen and a dozen of his top executives were sequestered in a tony Carmel Valley spa in California. It was early September of 2011, and the group was running through a corporate MORE

    Dec 10, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Startup idol Axonify is training to thrill

    The corporate training software maker took top spot in Brainstorm Tech's contest for the perfect pitch.

    FORTUNE -- The problem with corporate training is obvious: Almost nobody pays attention. It's not uncommon for employees to brag about coasting through sessions while doing something else at the same time. Worse, important policies and security procedures are typically presented once during a new worker's training and seldom significantly revisited. In a workplace where MORE

    - Jul 30, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Michael Saylor: MicroStrategy's boy king grows up

    He became a punch line 12 years ago. Now Michael Saylor is back - and with juice from Facebook.

    By David A. Kaplan, contributor

    FORTUNE – There's unfiltered, there's unvarnished, and then there's Mike Saylor.

    He's the 47-year-old archetype of dotcom-era lunacy and the CEO of MicroStrategy (MSTR), a midsize business-intelligence software company based in the suburbs outside Washington, D.C. At lunch we've been discussing his company's record revenues, his fascination with MORE

    Jun 27, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • AnchorFree: A road warrior's friend, a censor's foe

    David Gorodyansky started his security software maker to help us safely surf the Net.  But protestors like it too.

    By Alex Konrad, reporter

    FORTUNE -- David Gorodyansky, co-founder of security software company AnchorFree, based in Mountain View, Calif., says his role models in business are Bert Roberts, former CEO of MCI Communications, and Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize winner famed for his microcredit initiatives.

    They may seem unlikely mentors for a Silicon Valley MORE

    Mar 30, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • ZocDoc: Tech Rx for overcrowded waiting rooms?

    The appointment-booking tool is quietly ushering the technophobic medical profession into the digital era.

    By Alex Konrad, reporter

    FORTUNE -- Physicians love gadgets and technology as much as anyone, but you'd never know it from the way many of them manage their medical practices. Shelves groan with patient files. Plenty of doctors still write out prescriptions. And patients can spend an eternity on hold waiting to book appointments by phone.

    ZocDoc, a four-year-old tech MORE

    Oct 31, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Can Evernote's software make you smarter?

    CEO Phil Libin has turned note-taking software Evernote into a growing business by building a tool that nontechies love to use.

    FORTUNE -- Phil Libin's company Evernote is in the business of making memories.

    Libin, CEO of the Mountain View-based app developer since 2007, took a haphazard mix of "memory augmentation" software developed by Russian American scientist Stepan Pachikov and channeled it into a polished note-taking app that lets users type documents, take MORE

    - Oct 12, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • How Apple's business grows

    A snapshot -- by revenue stream -- of an extraordinary quarter

    Asymco's Horace Dediu is still trying to wrap his head around the earnings report that Apple (AAPL) issued Tuesday, in which the company announced that it had made more money in its June quarter than it did in December, even without a new iPhone.

    But one thing, he says, is clear:

    "One of the most common themes during the last year was MORE

    - Jul 20, 2011 1:07 PM ET
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