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
To compete with full-service tech giants such as HP, Oracle, and IBM, Dell is going back to its roots.
By Anne VanderMey, reporter
FORTUNE -- Forrest Norrod knows all about running a scrappy operation: Five years ago, when he started a business to design computer data centers for big corporations, Norrod's outfit was so lean that his team used dollar bills to measure server racks when they couldn't find rulers. One engineer built MORENov 29, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The education publishing industry's top firms are rushing to secure their future -- even if it means partnering with a startup that it would have acquired outright in the past. The latest deal between Pearson and startup Knewton is a case in point. By Scott OlsterNov 1, 2011 8:59 AM ET
Singapore's government gets what it wants — from social policy to tourism. But its bid to enhance the nation's creative atmosphere may be a challenge more difficult any other.
By Katherine Ryder, contributor
FORTUNE -- Singapore's government has a way of getting what it wants. Fertility rates too low? The Social Development Unit organizes boat-trips to spin romance among the singles crowd. Not enough tourism? The Tourism Board spearheads the development of MORESep 13, 2011 12:03 PM ET
Proven.com aims to build the link for employers and skilled workers to connect on jobs.
By Alex Konrad, contributor
FORTUNE -- Proven.com wants to prove there's a job site for skilled tradespeople somewhere between the white collar networking of LinkedIn and the anarchy of Craigslist. A site focusing on the workers' end has been up since last year. The employers' end has been active since May under that site's old name, WorkersNow.com. MOREJul 21, 2011 5:03 PM ET
A new sleep-tracking app for the iPhone from Lark offers a peek into life inside a retailing partnership with Apple.
FORTUNE -- Julia Hu got into bed with Apple (AAPL) so she could sell gadgets that get people out of bed. Hu is the CEO of Lark, a startup making a wristband that tracks your sleep until the moment it interrupts it. That's when it starts vibrating, a silent alarm that MOREChadwick Matlin - Jul 6, 2011 1:11 PM ET
Prices are zooming in the Bay Area as startups hire and new techies flock to town.
FORTUNE -- Whether we're living through another tech bubble remains hotly contested, but there's no denying its impact on one market: rental apartments in San Francisco. With Twitter, Zynga, and numerous other local startups hiring in droves, all those newbies need somewhere to live.
In the trendy SoMa and South Beach neighborhoods, says Paul MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 27, 2011 5:00 AM ET
A company that wants to bring online storage and sharing to the masses? Hardly original, but with numbers like these, Dropbox may do just that.
The startup on every venture and angel investor's lips these days isn't a social media company or a site hawking coupons. No, the tech world is currently enamored with Dropbox, a four-year-old company that aims to bring cloud computing -- that catchall phrase corporations use MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Watch out, Silicon Valley. Thanks to Google, Foursquare, and others, the Big Apple is fast becoming home to some top Internet talent.
New York's tech cred is on the rise: Manhattan-based Foursquare's geolocation service is the envy of Silicon Valley. Facebook bought out two New York startups, and Google just purchased the huge Chelsea building where it employs nearly a tenth of its global workforce. Now incubators are sprouting downtown, venture MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Dec 6, 2010 3:00 AM ET
By Theo Schlossnagle, CEO, OmniTI
In an era of cheap bandwidth, hardware, and programmers, executives have forgotten -- to their detriment -- how to prepare for the consequences of website failures.
Popular opinion holds that Web 2.0 is a surge of innovation heretofore unseen on the Internet. Many, like Marc Andressen, argue that one of, if not the most, important contributors to this innovation is access to cheap bandwidth, programmers, hardware and MOREFeb 26, 2010 11:00 AM ET
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