I'm in Chicago, where Fortune's newest conference, Brainstorm Reinvent, got underway yesterday. It's dedicated to the notion that, as former Cisco CEO John Chambers told the group, all companies today are technology companies, and "if you aren't disrupting you are being disrupted."
My task for...Read more
Instagram’s co-founders are leaving the popular photo-sharing app, raising questions about the future direction of what has been a growth engine for parent company Facebook.
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said Monday evening in a corporate blog post that he and chief technology officer, Mike Krieger, would...Read more
Weight Watchers on Monday announced its new name: WW. It’s the latest step in the company’s dramatic resurgence after what CEO Mindy Grossman calls its “near death experience.”
She’s referring to the period in 2014, when the company’s revenue dropped from a high of $1.84 billion...Read more
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, knows a thing or two about leadership. But he recently changed his mind about one of his long-time heroes: The leading Confederate general, Robert E. Lee.
“In the minds of the military, Robert E. Lee...Read more
Trains that carry oil and other flammable material won’t have to install electronically controlled brakes that reduce the risk of train derailments and explosions after the reversal by Trump officials of an Obama-era safety rule.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted the rule...Read more
Apple’s $400 million purchase of Shazam has officially closed. Which means Apple now owns Shazam. And for Shazam users, that may soon bring a much-appreciated perk: Ads on the app will soon go away.
Apple’s Monday announcement of the deal closing said that the “app will...Read more
Cargill, the 153-year-old food production giant, is a big believer in artificial intelligence and satellite technology.
Speaking at Fortune's annual Brainstorm Reinvent conference on Monday in Chicago, Cargill’s vice president and leader of global analytics James Weed explained the reasoning behind his company’s partnership with the...Read more
Ecommerce giant Amazon is known for keeping its prices low, a tactic that dominoes to wage increases for its employees. The company recently handed out hourly raises that ranged from 25 cents to 55 cents an hour to its warehouse workers, according to the Washington...Read more
One of the great paradoxes of modern America is that a vast amount of food is wasted while millions of people don’t have enough access to quality food.
Indeed, according to the federal government, some 30-40% of U.S. agricultural produce goes to waste, even as 11.8%...Read more
As Microsoft ceded its tech dominance following the personal computer era, its employees gained a reputation for “resting and vesting.” In other words, they were viewed as idling--not innovating--while their stock options matured.
Then, over the past few years, Microsoft rebounded--seemingly out of the blue. What...Read more
Snap, the innovative social-media company that has been under pressure from investors to beef up its financials, is partnering with Amazon to use its Snapchat app as a visual search engine for the ecommerce giant.
“Beginning this week, we’re testing a new way to search for...Read more