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Business Advice from World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon has advice for businesses. → Read More

Do VCs Need A Conduct Board For Sexual Harassment?

Do VCs Need A Conduct Board For Sexual Harassment? → Read More

Data Sheet— Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Long way to go. Almost 30,000 female students took one of the AP computer science exams this year, more than double the number that took a test in 2016, according to non-profit, which works to encourage more diverse participation in the field. And the number of black and Latino students nearly tripled to more than 22,000. Still, only 27% of all test takers were female and 20%… → Read More

How Companies Can Make Their Workers Happier

Improving employee sentiment is more difficult that it seems for employers. → Read More

Where Dell's Key Investor Wants To Invest Next

Dell's key investor, Egon Durban of Silver Lake, explains where he's looking to invest next. → Read More

Data Sheet— Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Greetings from Aspen, Colo., where my Fortune colleagues and I experienced an exhilarating first day of our annual technology conference, Brainstorm Tech. I'll share a few quick thoughts today and continue to report during the week and then wrap up when we're through. First, a word on the environment. Aspen is a magical place to gather oodles of smart people for serious conversations about an… → Read More

Data Sheet— Monday, July 17, 2017

Yikes. Tesla CEO Elon Musk called for government regulation to slow the pace of artificial intelligence research, saying the future of civilization was at risk. Speaking Saturday at the National Governors Association, Musk repeated a warning he's given before that unrestricted AI programs could quickly get out of control. "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization, in a way… → Read More

Should We Use Antitrust Law Against Google or Facebook?

Internet giants Google and Facebook may need to be regulated under antitrust law. → Read More

Data Sheet—Friday, July 14, 2017

Pure play. Video streaming and cord cutting are all the rage, but there aren't many ways for investors to bet on the trend beyond buying shares of Netflix. So it may be an opportune time for Internet set-top box maker Roku to go public. One of the pioneers of the industry, Roku has hired investment bankers and wants to launch its IPO by year-end, the Wall Street Journal reports. Back to your… → Read More

Data Sheet— Thursday, July 13, 2017

Virtual spending habits. The great digital currency bull run of 2017 screeched to a halt in early June. Shortly after hitting all-time highs—bitcoin broke $3,000 and Ethereum nudged $400—the party ended, and cryptocurrencies of all stripes plunged. Alex Sunnarborg, a researcher at Coindesk, tweeted Wednesday that bitcoin has lost 7%, Ether is down 29% and Ripple fell 39%. None of which deterred… → Read More

Amazon Prime Day Press Release Has Little Real Information

After Prime Day, Amazon mastered the art of saying much but revealing little in a press release. → Read More

We Were There Wednesday

Fortune magazine warned about the risks of Snap's IPO. → Read More

Data Sheet— Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Virtual campaign. Today is the "Day of Action" for supporters of the 2015 federal net neutrality rules that are under siege by the telecom industry and the Trump administration. Thousands of web sites, from Netflix to Spotify to Airbnb and Reddit, are displaying banners in support of the rules and urging people to contact their lawmakers to oppose the rollback. AT&T, an ardent opponent of… → Read More

Data Sheet— Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Missed it by that much. Darktrace, a hot cybersecurity startup that touts using artificial intelligence, this week almost became the next $1 billion "unicorn" startup, but not quite. The company, which uses machine learning technology and analyzes patterns of network traffic to track threats lurking on corporate networks, was privately valued at $825 million after raising a new round of funding… → Read More

Risks From the ‘Mindless Buying’ of Tech Stocks

Tech stocks may be overvalued because so many investors rely on passive investing via index funds and ETFs. → Read More

Data Sheet— Monday, July 10, 2017

Professional stock-market investors are complaining about "mindless buying," of tech stocks, and I’m having a sense of déjà vu. I've been covering technology stocks for precisely 20 years now, having come West in 1997 to follow what became known as the dot-com bubble for The San Jose Mercury News. The grizzled veterans of investing always have ways of expressing their disdain for the rubes who… → Read More

Jawbone Fails Despite Venture Capital Backing From Big Names

Startup Jawbone has failed despite being backed by some of the biggest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. → Read More

Data Sheet—Friday, July 7, 2017

Scary times. The prime suspect in a series of hacking attacks on a dozen or more U.S. power plants, including the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, is Russia, Bloomberg reported. The hackers only cracked administrative networks, not operational controls at the plants. But Russian hackers notoriously took down parts of Ukraine's electrical infrastructure in 2015. Scary headlines. A double… → Read More

Data Sheet— Thursday, July 6, 2017

George Colony, CEO of tech-industry market researcher Forrester, and I have had a long-running dispute about Apple. He is a passionate member of the Apple-can't-innovate-anymore camp, a faction of Apple watchers that believes the company went into decline the moment Steve Jobs passed from the scene. I am a slightly less committed member of the Apple-is-still-great (if never again as great)… → Read More

Data Sheet— Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The world is feeling scarier by the day. North Korea's missile threats are no laughing matter. The television news pairs feel-good stories about Fourth of July celebrations with ominous notes about shows of force by police at those same events. And nobody seems to know quite what to think about an outbreak of hacking attacks that commands headlines around the world. No sooner did Fortune put to… → Read More