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Palm Pre review: Finally, a worthy iPhone rival [video]

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[cnnmoney-video vid=/video/technology/2009/06/03/fortune.techmate.palmpre.fortune/] This is Jon Fortt's segment of a review done with Michael Copeland. For the full review including Copeland's take, click here. The Palm Pre is the second-best smartphone I've used. Its black plastic physical casing is attractive and feels well crafted. Its screen is bright and sharp. Its...
Palm Pre review: Finally, a worthy iPhone rival [video]

Marissa Mayer Proves 'Superhuman' Millionaires Really Can Have It All

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Ms. Mayer (Photo: Google+) When the news broke yesterday afternoon that Marissa Mayer would be taking over as Yahoo’s CEO, one detail was left out until long after market hours: Close to midnight last night, Fortune reported that Ms. Mayer will be starting her new job today six-months pregnant. As...
Marissa Mayer Proves 'Superhuman' Millionaires Really Can Have It All

Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch Reportedly Joining Apple

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CNBC's Jon Fortt has just issued a Tweet reporting that Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch is leaving the company to join Apple. A second Tweet from CNBC claims that Lynch's departure from Adobe is coming this week. It is not yet clear what role Lynch will be taking on...
Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch Reportedly Joining Apple

CNBC Claims LTE Quad-Core iPad 3 Coming at New York Media Event Next Week [Updated]

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CNBC has just issued a Tweet claiming its sources have indicated that Apple will indeed be launching a quad-core iPad 3 next with 4G LTE cellular data capabilities next week. Interestingly, the tweet claims that the unveiling will take place in New York, a departure from the company's typical major...
CNBC Claims LTE Quad-Core iPad 3 Coming at New York Media Event Next Week [Updated]

The 16GB black iPad mini joins every white SKU in selling out its pre-order stock

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Four out to the six available iPad mini SKUs are sold out on the Apple online store, having their shipping date pushed back several weeks. It appears that today the 16 gigabyte, black-color iPad mini sold through the last of its initial batch of pre-order stock. It is a standard...
The 16GB black iPad mini joins every white SKU in selling out its pre-order stock

Will IBM and Google keep the tech rally going?

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more about "CNBC IBM Google", posted with vodpod On The Kudlow Report on CNBC, Jon Fortt discusses whether the tech rally still has legs....
Will IBM and Google keep the tech rally going?

How SAP is facing the cloud challenge

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more about "How SAP is facing the cloud challenge", posted with vodpod On NBC's Press: Here (airing 8/23), Fortune's Jon Fortt, TechCrunch's Sarah Lacy and host Scott McGrew chat with SAP executive board member John Schwarz. For all four video segments online now, check out video on the Press: Here...
How SAP is facing the cloud challenge

Macworld? Who cares. How's Steve?

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At last year's Macworld, Jobs introduced the Macbook Air - and speculation about his health intensified. Photo: Jon Fortt Under Steve Jobs, ninja-like discipline has been the hallmark of Apple's communication strategy. He has guarded the details of the company's product launches so jealously that even some Apple executives don't...
Macworld? Who cares. How's Steve?

Larry Ellison on Bill Gates, potential purchases, and the good old days

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison presents at Oracle Openworld in San Francisco. Photo: Jon Fortt Larry Ellison, Oracle's (ORCL) colorful co-founder and CEO, took questions at the end of his keynote address at the company's annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. Below, some of his comments: In response to...
Larry Ellison on Bill Gates, potential purchases, and the good old days

Those rumors about Apple and Twitter [video]

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[cnnmoney-video vid=/video/technology/2009/04/28/fortune.techmate.apple.fortune] Jon Fortt and Michael Copeland of Fortune weigh in on the latest buzz around Silicon Valley. (AAPL) (GOOG) (MSFT) (YHOO)...
Those rumors about Apple and Twitter [video]

Internal email shows Apple's Eddy Cue wanted 7″ iPad in January of 2011

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An internal email that surfaced at the ongoing Samsung v. Apple trial shows that Apple’s Eddy Cue, its Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services felt that there would be a market for a smaller iPad. According to Tweets from Wired’s Christina Bonnington, CNBC’s Jon Fortt and CNN’s Heather...
Internal email shows Apple's Eddy Cue wanted 7″ iPad in January of 2011

Yeah, OK, 3G iPhone. What else?

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Attendees wait for the beginning of the Steve Jobs keynote. Photo: Jon Fortt Since everyone was expecting the 3G iPhone that Steve Jobs announced Monday in San Francisco, I was officially less interested in that than in everything else. I'm more curious about other stuff - like, what's next for...
Yeah, OK, 3G iPhone. What else?

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Facebook Is A 'Friend,' And I Always Thought We Should Do More Together (AAPL)

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Apple's shareholder event was largely uneventful, but here are some highlights from CNBC's Jon Fortt. When asked if Facebook is a friend or a foe, Cook said: "Facebook: friend. We do a lot with them, our users use Facebook an enormous amount. ... I've always thought that the two...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: Facebook Is A 'Friend,' And I Always Thought We Should Do More Together (AAPL)

Designing trucks in the cloud [video]

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[cnnmoney-video vid=/video/fortune/2009/02/18/fortune.techtransform.kenworth.fortune] Jon Fortt talks to Kenworth about a practical use for cloud computing....
Designing trucks in the cloud [video]

Eddy Cue Worked to Convince Steve Jobs of Need for 7-Inch iPad in Early 2011

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Back in October 2010, Steve Jobs appeared on an Apple earnings conference call to address the Android-based iPad competitors that were just then coming to the market. With the majority of those tablets carrying 7-inch displays, Jobs noted that the screens were only 45% as large as the iPad's and...
Eddy Cue Worked to Convince Steve Jobs of Need for 7-Inch iPad in Early 2011

Live: Apple keynote, 10 a.m. PT

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Guests settle in for the Apple iPod event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Photo: Jon Fortt Apple is expected to update its lucrative iPod line for the holiday season. Image: Apple Apple 2.0: Steve Jobs photos: then and now The event is about to...
Live: Apple keynote, 10 a.m. PT

Dell bleeds from its own price cuts

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Click above for a Jon Fortt interview with Michael Dell. It used to be that Dell would start PC price wars just to gain market share and punish its competitors. Sure, profit margins would suffer a little, but Dell's efficient manufacturing operation ensured it could still make money while rivals...
Dell bleeds from its own price cuts

CHART OF THE DAY: Google Is Activating 1.3 Million Android Devices On A Daily Basis (AAPL, GOOG)

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt revealed the company is now activating 1.3 million Android devices on a daily basis, up from 900,000 in July. This is really impressive. For some context, Apple sold ~46.4 million iOS devices last quarter, or 515,500 per day. It's not a perfect comparison because sales are...
CHART OF THE DAY: Google Is Activating 1.3 Million Android Devices On A Daily Basis (AAPL, GOOG)

Marissa Mayer Gets Another Googler! (GOOG, YHOO)

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Marissa Mayer has landed another Googler, Jon Fortt of CNBC reports on Twitter. If you look at the LinkedIn page of Patricia Moll Kriese, you can see she's joining Mayer at Yahoo as Senior Director, Corporate projects. At Google she had a number of roles, mostly related to policy and...
Marissa Mayer Gets Another Googler! (GOOG, YHOO)

Steve Jobs "seemed receptive" to 7-inch iPad in 2011

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A 7-inch iPad may in the cards after all, at least if Apple decided to move forward with the advice from its senior VP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue. Apple's senior VP of iOS software, Scott Forstall, testified on Friday at the patent hearing between Samsung and Apple,...
Steve Jobs "seemed receptive" to 7-inch iPad in 2011

iPod sales now driven by style more than storage

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Flash-based models such as the new iPod touch are increasingly upstaging Apple's hard drive-based players. Photo: Jon Fortt In the iPod's world, storage isn't the selling point it used to be. That's one clear lesson from the sales rankings at the Apple Store, which posts a regularly updated list of...
iPod sales now driven by style more than storage

Live: Bill Gates keynote launching new Microsoft communication platform

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Photo: Jon Fortt In San Francisco, Microsoft (MSFT) has launched Office Communications Server 2007 and a fleet of other products that the company says will revolutionize the way businesses communicate. The basic idea: the company wants to bring software to phone calls in a way that will make tasks like...
Live: Bill Gates keynote launching new Microsoft communication platform

Live blog: Apple SDK announcement

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Journalists and others wait for the iPhone SDK event to begin. Image: Jon Fortt Refresh this page for updates. Apple (AAPL) this morning is announcing details about how it will open the iPhone and iPod touch to outside developers. The company has also promised new details about how enterprises can...
Live blog: Apple SDK announcement

Live-blogging CES: Sony announces super-thin TVs, and a dancing speaker system

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Journalists prepare for the start of the Sony pre-CES press conference. Image: Jon Fortt LAS VEGAS - Fresh from its news that Warner has backed its Blu-ray format for high definition, Sony (SNE) is vying to show that it is still an electronics innovator, and isn't languishing in the shadow...
Live-blogging CES: Sony announces super-thin TVs, and a dancing speaker system

Larry Ellison Considered Buying Palm Or RIM To Build Oracle Smartphone (ORCL, HPQ, RIMM)

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Oracle thought about building its own smartphone in 2009, and considered buying Palm or Research in Motion to do so, according to testimony in the Google-Oracle patent infringement case that started yesterday. Google lawyer Bob Van Nest said that Oracle wanted to make a smartphone but lacked the expertise to...
Larry Ellison Considered Buying Palm Or RIM To Build Oracle Smartphone (ORCL, HPQ, RIMM)

Making the iPhone work for business

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By Jon Fortt and Michal Lev-Ram Will Apple give up some control over the iPhone in order to court corporate customers? That's one of the juiciest questions surrounding a gathering on Apple's (AAPL) campus Thursday, where CEO Steve Jobs has promised to open up the iPhone's software secrets to the...
Making the iPhone work for business

In-app purchase: the iPhone 3.0 shopping spree [video]

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[cnnmoney-video vid=/video/technology/2009/03/17/fortune.tt.iphone.fortune] Jon Fortt recaps Apple's preview of the next-generation iPhone OS, due this summer. (AAPL) (RIMM) (T) (PALM) (MOT) (NOK) (MSFT)...
In-app purchase: the iPhone 3.0 shopping spree [video]

AMD on the future of the desktop computer

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is having a tough time battling Intel (INTC) for market share and profits in the PC business. While chipmaker AMD has forged relationships with market leaders like Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Dell (DELL), there are plenty of customers who haven't embraced the microchip upstart - most obviously,...
AMD on the future of the desktop computer

How Firefox will take on Chrome, Safari and IE

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more about "How Firefox will take on Chrome, Safa...", posted with vodpod Jon Fortt of Fortune, Jon Swartz of USA Today and Scott McGrew of NBC chat with Mozilla CEO John Lilly about the future of Firefox. (AAPL) (GOOG) (MSFT)...
How Firefox will take on Chrome, Safari and IE

Happy 32nd birthday, Apple

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The iPod touch exemplifies Apple's maturity. Image: Jon Fortt Corporate birthdays aren't often celebrated unless they're multiples of five; but since Apple (AAPL) is so popular and its birthday falls on April Fool's Day, it's easier to remember. So today, Apple turns 32. CEO Steve Jobs is fond of recounting...
Happy 32nd birthday, Apple
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