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Marc Andreessen On Marissa Mayer Joining Yahoo: 'It's Great For The Valley'

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Barely an hour after longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer was announced as the new CEO of Yahoo, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen praised the move while on-stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. He contrasted Mayer with Yahoo interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, who was seen was another leading contender....
Marc Andreessen On Marissa Mayer Joining Yahoo: 'It's Great For The Valley'

Annual off-sites: Time to trade plane tickets for web cams?

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As more and more of working life becomes virtual, there’s one bastion of face-to-face interaction that seems least likely to go remote – the executive off-site. If for no other reason than it’s hard to imagine the higher-ups giving up the chance to gather in Aspen or Miami, many folks...
Annual off-sites: Time to trade plane tickets for web cams?

The 9 Outrageous Ways Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Just Ripped Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Apart (GOOG)

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Venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Google chairman Eric Schmidt hit the stage Tuesday night at Fortune's Brainstorm conference in Aspen to engage in a good old-fashioned insult-swaping smackdown. The tech-elite attendees--Michael Dell was sitting front and center, for example--ate it up. Thiel and Schmidt are on opposite sides of the...
The 9 Outrageous Ways Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Just Ripped Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Apart (GOOG)

Steve Jobs Predicted Siri and the App Store In 1983 (AAPL)

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In 1983, Steve Jobs appeared at an event called the International Design Conference in Aspen to speak to a crowd of artists and designers on the theme "The Future Isn't What It Used To Be." Life, Liberty, and Technology has posted an audio recording of his full presentation. (Previously, only...
Steve Jobs Predicted Siri and the App Store In 1983 (AAPL)

Brainstorm Tech Spotlight: Patrick Grady, Chairman & CEO of Rearden Commerce

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Patrick Grady argues entrepreneurs see the world not as it is, but how it could be FORTUNE -- Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference (July 22-24 in Aspen, Colo.) regularly brings together the best and brightest minds in tech innovation. Each week, Fortune will turn the spotlight on a different conference attendee...
Brainstorm Tech Spotlight: Patrick Grady, Chairman & CEO of Rearden Commerce

Transcript: Michael Dell addresses Dell's future

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Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell, was interviewed by Fortune's Andy Serwer at Brainstorm Tech in Aspen. They talked about the PC market, the enterprise, China, and Apple.  Below is an unedited transcript of the discussion. ANDY SERWER:  (Applause.)  Hey, Michael, how are you doing? MICHAEL DELL:  Great, Andy, how are...
Transcript: Michael Dell addresses Dell's future

RapidShare Wants A Crackdown on Linking Sites

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In common with every file-sharing service, RapidShare is used by some of its members to host infringing material. While RapidShare itself has no search engine, there are many third-party websites that facilitate piracy by linking to copyrighted works stored on file-hosting sites. These websites are the real problem, RapidShare believes....
RapidShare Wants A Crackdown on Linking Sites

Brainstorm Tech Startup Idol: And the winner is...

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Fortune's fourth-annual contest for the perfect elevator pitch.  FORTUNE -- Here at Fortune, the staff is selective when it comes to the companies we cover. When it comes to our Startup Idol competition at the annual Brainstorm Tech competition in Aspen, Colo., it's fair to say that the stakes are...
Brainstorm Tech Startup Idol: And the winner is...
Marc Andreessen Dances Around Facebook IPO, Says 'The Public Market Hates Tech Stocks'

What YouTube can learn from Youku

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China's biggest video sharing website is transforming itself -- and it sounds a bit like an old-line media company. By Ryan Bradley, senior editor FORTUNE -- July 18 was an auspicious day for Victor Koo, chairman and CEO of Youku Inc., to take the stage at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech in...
What YouTube can learn from Youku

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Wants To Eliminate The Person Standing At The Cash Register

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JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail guru Ron Johnson is speaking at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, and he revealed a bit of what his strategy is for store checkout. He wants to totally eliminate the employees who stand at cash registers and get rid of traditional checkout by the...
JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Wants To Eliminate The Person Standing At The Cash Register
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Brad Garlinghouse: Yahoo's Strength Is The Application Layer, The Media Stuff Is The Result Of That (YHOO)

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Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of file-sharing startup YouSendIt, isn't a believer in Marissa Mayer, yet, he told a crowd at the Fortune Brainstorm conference happening this week in Aspen, Colo. Garlinghouse is perhaps best known for penning a Yahoo Memo known as The 'Peanut Butter Manifesto' in 2006 when he was...
Brad Garlinghouse: Yahoo's Strength Is The Application Layer, The Media Stuff Is The Result Of That (YHOO)

Transcript: Mark Pincus

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A conversation between Fortune's Adam Lashinsky and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference in Aspen. An unedited video and transcript are below. MODERATOR: Okay. Now is it my great pleasure to introduce to you a man who needs no introduction in this room, because he has been...
Transcript: Mark Pincus

Does Barry Diller Know Something About The Future Of Newsweek That Tina Brown Doesn't Know?

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Yesterday, many news outlets reported that Newsweek owner Barry Diller had said or implied that Newsweek might kill its print edition this fall and go all digital. This news, not surprisingly, apparently sent the Newsweek newsroom into a panic. And it prompted Newsweek's legendary editor, Tina Brown, to take time...
Does Barry Diller Know Something About The Future Of Newsweek That Tina Brown Doesn't Know?

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Brian Chesky Explains How Snow White Pointed The Way To Airbnb's Future

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“Airbnb for X” has become one of the common pitches in the startup world. But how far will Airbnb itself expand? CEO Brian Chesky outlined some of his ambitions for the company’s future while on-stage this morning at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. For one thing, he says...
Brian Chesky Explains How Snow White Pointed The Way To Airbnb's Future

Horace Dediu and Gene Munster on Apple without Steve Jobs

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Two of my favorite analysts on stage at the same time FORTUNE -- At Fortune's annual Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., two of the most influential Apple (AAPL) analysts -- Asymco's Horace Dediu and Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster -- talked about the risks the company faces without Steve Jobs...
Horace Dediu and Gene Munster on Apple without Steve Jobs

Dell Launching $60M Fund To Invest In Storage Startups

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Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell just announced that the company will be launching a $60 million fund to invest in storage startups. Dell, who was speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, noted that big data is a hot category right now, and he said and it’s...
Dell Launching $60M Fund To Invest In Storage Startups

LIVE! Brian Chesky Talks About How Airbnb Has Disrupted The Travel Industry

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Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb is on stage at the Fortune Brainshare show in Aspen, Colo. Airbnb recently passed a major milestone. It has booked 10 million nights around the world, and it's rapidly expanding into new countries. Airbnb seemed like a crazy idea at best. It's a...
LIVE! Brian Chesky Talks About How Airbnb Has Disrupted The Travel Industry

ESPN is killing off its 3D sports channel, blames 'low adoption' of 3D TV sets in the home

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Over the last three or four years manufacturers have been pushing 3D TV sets as the next big hardware innovation. The technology hasn’t taken off though and as a result, ESPN announced today that it will be closing its ESPN 3D channel. Katina Arnold, Vice President for Communications at ESPN...
ESPN is killing off its 3D sports channel, blames 'low adoption' of 3D TV sets in the home

The "Lost" Steve Jobs Speech from 1983; Foreshadowing Wireless Networking, the iPad, and the App Store

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Steve Jobs giving a speech at the 1983 IDCA – Courtesy Arthur BodenIn 1983, Steve Jobs gave a speech to a relatively small audience at a somewhat obscure event called the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA). The theme of that year’s conference was “The Future Isn’t What It Used...
The "Lost" Steve Jobs Speech from 1983; Foreshadowing Wireless Networking, the iPad, and the App Store

Transcript: Victor Koo, CEO of YouKu

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Victor Koo, Founder, Chairman and CEO, YouKu, Inc., sat down with Fortune's Jessi Hempel at Brainstorm Tech in Aspen. They talked about the challenges and opportunities to online video in China. An unedited transcript and video are below.  [cnnmoney-iframe src="http://fora.tv/program_landing_frameview?id=16177&type=clip&autoplay=0" w=614 h=384] VICTOR KOO:  (In progress) ‑‑ two-thirds, or 70 percent actually comes...
Transcript: Victor Koo, CEO of YouKu
Full hour long 1983 Steve Jobs speech from International Design Conference surfaces [Audio]
Steve Jobs discusses 21st century technology in rare 1983 speech

Michael Dell: People Still Think My Company Is What It Was Five Years Ago (DELL)

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Michael Dell wants you to know that PCs are NOT what Dell is all about. So not. Speaking on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen, Colo., today, the Dell founder made a point that the company was focused on the $75 trillion enterprise IT market. "The last five...
Michael Dell: People Still Think My Company Is What It Was Five Years Ago (DELL)

RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

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Of all his strategic moves, JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson has been particularly staunch in defending his pricing strategy. He wants to turn JCPenney into a retailer that offers every day prices -- not constant discounts and sales.  The strategy has its share of detractors, who point to discounting as a traffic...
RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

Say What You Want About Him, But JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Isn't Afraid Of Anybody

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JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson has been eviscerated by analysts, the media, shoppers, his own employees and anyone else who has anything to say about JCPenney. What we've learned over the past few months is that Johnson doesn't care. Not one bit. He's not afraid of putting his reputation on the...
Say What You Want About Him, But JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Isn't Afraid Of Anybody

Tips for Facebook millionaires

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Congratulations, you're officially rich. But before you splurge on a winter getaway in Aspen or some sporty wheels, take a breath. CNET's Sumi Das speaks to a financial expert who says the best thing to do is follow three simple steps. [Read more]...
Tips for Facebook millionaires

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Reveals One Important Thing He Learned From Steve Jobs

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JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson was interviewed at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen this week. He revealed a great little tidbit about what he learned from his former boss, the late Steve Jobs, on the importance of design and its impact on customers. Take it...
JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Reveals One Important Thing He Learned From Steve Jobs
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