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Ex-Yahoos' Advice For Marissa Mayer: Slash The Payroll (YHOO)

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Silicon Valley's tech elite are assembled in Aspen, Colo., right now for Fortune's Brainstorm conference.  The town was abuzz yesterday after news broke that Marissa Mayer will be Yahoo's new CEO. We talked to a couple of ex-Yahoo employees who offered this bit of advice for her: Go in and...
Ex-Yahoos' Advice For Marissa Mayer: Slash The Payroll (YHOO)

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)

Transcript: AT&T's Randall Stephenson on the network's strength

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Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, joined Fortune's Stephanie Mehta onstage at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen. An unedited transcript and video are below. [cnnmoney-iframe src="http://fora.tv/program_landing_frameview?id=16169&type=clip&autoplay=0" w=614 h=384] STEPHANIE MEHTA:  Hey, Randall.  How are you? RANDALL STEPHENSON:  I'm well.  You're doing all right? STEPHANIE MEHTA:  I'm doing all right. RANDALL STEPHENSON:  Good. ...
Transcript: AT&T's Randall Stephenson on the network's strength

JC Penney CEO: It may get worse before it gets better

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JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson addressed his naysayers at Fortune Brainstorm Tech. The transformation of the embattled retailer has only just begun. FORTUNE -- Ron Johnson's experience building and running Apple's (AAPL) formidable retail operation was formative. It taught him to think differently and to stick to his convictions even...
JC Penney CEO: It may get worse before it gets better

AT&T CEO Acknowledges Rumors of Cellular FaceTime Charges, Says 'Too Early' to Discuss

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Following yesterday's discovery of a dialog box in the latest iOS 6 beta suggesting that AT&T users may be subject to restrictions or additional charges if they wish to use the FaceTime video calling feature over the carrier's cellular network, the company issued a brief statement simply acknowledging that it...
AT&T CEO Acknowledges Rumors of Cellular FaceTime Charges, Says 'Too Early' to Discuss

The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools

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A crowdfunded project by tech blogger Noah Kravitz is going to try to turn around the sclerotic business of education software. Dubbed the Tabula Project, the crowdfunded system will allow teachers to create their own lesson plans on almost any tablet without fuss or training. In short, it aims to...
The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools

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

Former FERC Regulator: God gave us fracking

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Panelists at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference all say that natural gas should give way to cleaner fuels in the future. But how long will it take to get there? By Shelley DuBois, writer-reporter What can the executive director of the Sierra Club and a Shell executive agree on? That natural...
Former FERC Regulator: God gave us fracking

Google Wants To Drive Your Collaborative Apps Home --And Into Its Fold

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Google has had a brainstorm, and now plans to use the collaborative and sharing features of Google Drive as bait -- essentially to lure third-party apps into the Google fold. In a blog post, Google software engineer Brian Caims outlined how developers can integrate Google Drive features into their apps...
Google Wants To Drive Your Collaborative Apps Home --And Into Its Fold

Green light for Dell's $2.4B takeover of Quest Software

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved Dell Software‘s proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of IT provider, Quest Software. Dell beat out an alliance of private investment firm, Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital, in a two-month bidding war. As Reuters today reported, the acquisition is core to Dell’s vision to reduce...
Green light for Dell's $2.4B takeover of Quest Software

Why women matter more online

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Nick Lehman, president, digital, NBCUniversal, joined Susan Lyne, chairman, Gilt Groupe and Brit Morin, founder and CEO, Brit & Co. for a conversation at Fortune Brainstorm Tech about why women have become such an important demographic on the web. Fortune's Jessi Hempel moderated.  Below is an unedited transcript. JESSI HEMPEL:  So, now we're...
Why women matter more online

Poll Technica: is Apple working on dedicated gaming controller?

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Apple is reportedly planning to launch a new device specifically aimed at the gaming market. According to unnamed developer sources speaking to PocketGamer, Apple has been talking about its plans with third-party developers during the Game Developers Conference this week, hinting that a dedicated game controller is on the...
Poll Technica: is Apple working on dedicated gaming controller?
Productivity Porn: 7 tricks for beating procrastination

Transcript: GM CEO Daniel Akerson at Brainstorm Green

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General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson joined Fortune's Andy Serwer on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference. He shared his perspective on the global auto industry, sustainable mobility and new products in the pipeline. Below is an unedited transcript: ANDY SERWER:  Thank you, Deb.  That was really enlightening, and I much...
Transcript: GM CEO Daniel Akerson at Brainstorm Green

P&G's Bob McDonald is going green for the long haul

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The Procter & Gamble CEO has been facing pressure from certain shareholders. But McDonald says that the right kind of investor gets long-term green goals. FORTUNE -- There are no designated green jobs at Procter & Gamble, CEO Bob McDonald told attendees at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference on Monday. Rather,...
P&G's Bob McDonald is going green for the long haul

kottke.org: A look back at the tech brainstorm for Minority Report

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kottke.org: A look back at the tech brainstorm for Minority Report: jkottke: Back in 1999, as he prepared to make a movie called The Minority Report, Steven Spielberg gathered top science and technology types to an “idea summit” where they would share thoughts on what things might look like in...
kottke.org: A look back at the tech brainstorm for Minority Report

Can Google beat the iPad?

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FORTUNE -- Google's Android already has surpassed Apple's (AAPL) iPhone in terms of market share. Now it wants to do the same thing in tablets, but is still facing very serious skepticism. During a breakfast panel today at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, Google (GOOG) executive Henrique De Castro tried...
Can Google beat the iPad?
MindMixer Helps Citizens Engage With Their Communities

Transcript: Ron Johnson

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The JCPenney CEO has his work cut out for him in turning the discount chain around. Fortune's Jennifer Reingold interviewed Johnson at Brainstorm Tech. What follows is an unedited transcript of the conversation. JENNIFER REINGOLD:  Good morning, everybody.  Good morning, Ron. RON JOHNSON:  Good morning. JENNIFER REINGOLD:  Thank you so...
Transcript: Ron Johnson

Startup idol Axonify is training to thrill

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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...
Startup idol Axonify is training to thrill

Google's M&A Guy: It Might Have Been OK If Google Bought Groupon (GOOG, GRPN)

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Google famously tried to buy Groupon for $5.75 billion. No dice: Groupon went for an IPO instead. As a public company, it's currently worth $4.7 billion. At a conference, David Lawee, Google's vice president of corporate development, took a question about whether Google was glad, in retrospect, that the deal...
Google's M&A Guy: It Might Have Been OK If Google Bought Groupon (GOOG, GRPN)

This Philly Startup Wants To Transform The Way Brands Use Pinterest And Instagram

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Sometimes a great business idea isn't the result of years of planning, a lifelong dream, or a sudden magical flash of insight. It's about seeing a trend and jumping on it.  That's what happened with Apu Gupta, the co-founder and CEO of Curalate, a company that provides advanced image analytics...
This Philly Startup Wants To Transform The Way Brands Use Pinterest And Instagram

Brainstorm Green: Ford's Alan Mulally

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Ford CEO Alan Mulally took the stage on the first day of Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif. He spoke about Ford's sustainability plans, the challenges electric cars face, and alternative transportation options. Below is an unedited transcript of his appearance: Ford's Alan Mulally ALAN MULALLY:  So, how...
Brainstorm Green: Ford's Alan Mulally

Google Wave Comes A Long Way - Graduates to Google Apps

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Google Wave has graduated to Google Apps, showing a resurgence that seemed unlikely just a few months ago. Google Wave took a lot of criticism over the past year, following its launch at Google I/O in 2009. Google Wave confused people with its blank white page. People were unsure how...
Google Wave Comes A Long Way - Graduates to Google Apps

Video: Debating Apple's future

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Gene Munster, senior research analyst with Piper Jaffray, and Horace Dediu, founder of Asymco.com, talked about what's next for Apple under Tim Cook's leadership at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, Colorado. Filed under: Brainstorm Conference, Contributors...
Video: Debating Apple's future

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

The private-public tech valuation gap

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FORTUNE -- Why are so many private tech companies trading at higher multiples than public tech companies? That was the key question addressed during a finance panel today at Fortune Brainstorm Tech, in the wake of disappointing post-IPO performance for companies like Facebook (FB), Groupon (GRPN) and Zynga (ZNGA). Egon...
The private-public tech valuation gap

Is Wi-Fi the answer to mobile operators' woes?

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FORTUNE -- Remember the days when mobile operators shunned Wi-Fi? Times have changed. "There was resistance to Wi-Fi by the mobile operators before, but that has just gone away," Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless, said during a panel on how companies can spin opportunity from technological constraints, which took...
Is Wi-Fi the answer to mobile operators' woes?

Transcript: will.i.am, Bea Perez, and Dean Kamen at Brainstorm Green

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Will.i.am, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company, and Dean Kamen, founder and president, DEKA Research and Development Company joined Fortune's Andy Serwer on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference to discuss design, innovation, and sustainability. Below is an unedited transcript. The audio began in progress....
Transcript: will.i.am, Bea Perez, and Dean Kamen at Brainstorm Green

Why this mobile app developer’s marketing idea of free cash failed miserably on iPad launch day

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Pawn'd gave away cash to get people to download the game, but few iPad owners actually bit Seattle mobile app developer Michael Burford thought he’d come up with a brilliant brainstorm to find customers for his new mobile puzzle game, Pawn’d. And on the surface, the idea didn’t seem too far-fetched...
Why this mobile app developer’s marketing idea of free cash failed miserably on iPad launch day
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