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" A 'free and open' Internet has been an article of faith in and around Mountain View, Menlo Park, and its environs for two decades. "
" Alphabet would be a holding company to house its wackier or noncore efforts - like its Verily life sciences, Waymo self-driving cars, and Loon Internet balloon projects - while Google's advertising-oriented business would stand apart and continue to drive the company's finances. "
" Amazon does online application hosting. So does Alibaba. "
" As a new Googler, Porat spent some time learning the words that describe the Googley people who work in those buildings. "
" As China's retailing champion, Alibaba makes Amazon look like a company that carefully picks its spots. Sure, Amazon does e-tailing. So does Alibaba. "
" As the finish line for 2017 begins to come into focus, I'm beginning to wonder what an Uber turnaround would look like. "
" Before its immature ways caught up with it, Uber got bigger and went further than Webvan ever did. But it bleeds money, courts controversy, and makes enemies like no company Ive ever seen. "
" Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, sees technology as an augmentation to current healing tools - but not a replacement for human kindness, an integral part of healthcare. "
" Broadcom is the descendent of a nearly 60-year-old unit of the original Hewlett-Packard. Semiconductor companies are like enterprise software companies: they don't die easily. "
" Cannibalization is by far the most difficult feat any established, successful company can pull off. "
" Chip maker Nvidia is the new old thing, an overnight success story years in the making that is having its moment and then some. "
" If one's man's trash is another man's treasure, then one industry's potential failure is another's opportunity. "
" If SoftBank can complete the tender offer it contemplates to buy a large stake in Uber, the company's bizarre governance war will be over for the time being, putting Uber back on par with other normal companies whose boards of directors dont fight publicly with each other. "
" Innovation has its limits, of course, and Salesforce has proved adept at supplementing its growth with acquisitions, a tool long available to older rivals like Oracle and SAP. "
" No matter your interpretation of Apple's success with its Watch, it has become a leader - and it wasn't first to market. "
" One of the world's most successful and yet mysterious companies in the world, Samsung Electronics, has been operating without its leader for months and likely will continue to do so for some time to come. "
" People tend to wonder when Alibaba will enter the U.S. market. But those people are asking the wrong question. Alibaba reckons that, in 2010, China and the U.S. had an equal number of online shoppers, about 140 million. "
" Porat is among a handful of top people who work for both Alphabet and Google. As such, there's a regular cadence to her week. "
" Silicon Valley tends to fall in love with the new new thing. "
" Sony's Walkman far predated the iPod. Nokia ruled smartphones before Apple. "
" The cloud, for a while more of a metaphor than a giant business, is re-ordering all sorts of industries. "
" The iPod was once so important to Apple that the estimable journalist Steven Levy wrote an entire book about it. And then, poof! The iPod was nearly gone. "
" The reliable way great conglomerates grew over time was by adding new products and buying new companies. IBM moved from mainframe to PCs. "
" What to do with a leading business that's challenged by a new technology wave without hurting an existing profit stream? The single greatest example of recent memory is Apple's willingness to decimate iPod sales by incorporating all the category-defining product's features into a new gizmo, the iPhone. "
" When I published a book earlier this year about Uber, the most common question I got about it was how many of the tumultuous events of 2017 I was able to include. My gag-line response: I managed to cover the first 17 scandals of the year, but not Nos. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and so on. "
" With innovative companies and products like Tencent's WeChat messaging service and novel approaches to artificial intelligence and various business models, China rapidly is becoming an innovator in its own right. "
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