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2016 Internet Trends Report

The 2016 edition of Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report covers today's Internet growth and an in-depth look at the following:<p>• Global Internet users have surpassed 3B; India has supplanted the US as the world’s second-largest Internet market.<p>• Internet user growth remains consistent (led by …

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity to learn, to spot …

Utah’s Unicorns, How “Silicon Slopes” is Gaining Momentum

It’s snowing this time of year along the Wasatch Front, a patch of connected cities spreading from Ogden to Provo, that some in Utah refer to as the “Silicon Slopes.” But this part of the Rockies isn’t just turning out large amounts of fluffy, white stuff, it also seems to be producing a strong …

Startups

The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

Yahoo M&A chief Jackie Reses issued an incredible mandate on how to treat companies that ask to be acquired

In just under three years, she and CEO Marissa Mayer have spent more than $2.1 billion to acquire more than 52 startups, The Wall Street Journal reported in April.<p>Although acquisition activity has slowed from a downpour to a drip so far this year — Yahoo bought only one mystery company for $23 …

Hardball: Five Killer Strategies for Trouncing the Competition

Winners in business play rough and don’t apologize for it.<p>Toyota has steadily attacked the Big Three where their will to defend was weakest, moving up the line from compact cars to mid- and full-size vehicles and on to Detroit’s last remaining profit centers, light trucks and SUVs. All the while, …

Management

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management

The 1 Thing That Will Ultimately Determine Your Success as a Leader

Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.We tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s …

Meet the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies

In the third annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC features private companies in 16 industries—from aerospace to financial services to cybersecurity to …

The cloud, not Windows 10, is key to Microsoft's growth

Much has already been written about Microsoft’s new Windows 10 and the reintroduction of its long-lost Start button after the company unveiled its …

How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps

Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from your iPad. For most, …

Still Running Marketing Campaigns? Time Is Running Out

I started my internet marketing career back in 1997, when concepts like permission and one-to-one marketing were brand new, and had the promise to completely change the way we think about relationships with consumers. Along the way, technology completely flipped the way consumers behave. They’re …

Why The Worst Is Still Ahead For Turkey's Bubble Economy

The explosive rise of Turkey’s economy in the past decade is one of the most fascinating growth stories of all time. Since 2002, Turkey’s economy nearly quadrupled in size on the back of an epic boom in consumption and construction that led to the building of countless malls, skyscrapers, and …

As Windows XP Fades Away, Will Its Users Stick With Microsoft?

Windows XP may have been largely developed in a different millennium, but it's not going into retirement without a fight.<p>Even as Microsoft promotes Windows 8, its latest operating system, Windows XP is still the second-most used OS on nonmobile computers, according to Net Applications web …

Search

FORTUNE — In this game of chicken, it looks like IBM blinked.<p>The Armonk, N.Y.-based technology company (IBM) has wanted to unload its low-end, x86 server business for some time. Early last year, it conducted serious negotiations with the most likely buyer, Lenovo, the Beijing-based company that …

Will new ATMs make your bank branch obsolete?

Your ATM will soon be more than just a cash dispenser—in fact financial executives and analysts say the technology may soon be able to replace some …

Banking

U.S. Mac Sales Grow 28.5% in Holiday Quarter, PC Market Suffers Worst Decline Ever [Updated]

Apple saw its U.S. PC marketshare rise from 9.9 percent to 13.7 percent in the holiday quarter year-over-year, according to data just released from Gartner. The 28.5 percent rise shows a substantial increase in Mac sales, largely at the expense of HP and Toshiba.<p>Dell and Lenovo are the only other …

These Numbers Show Facebook Is Trailing Social Messaging Apps Globally

There is a race underway to be the global leader in over-the-top social messaging, and one of the latest surveys suggests Facebook, while still dominant in the U.S., is falling behind the upstart mobile players in the rest of the world.<p>WhatsApp is tipped as the most popular social messaging …

The 25 Most Influential Business Leaders Of 2013

Men and women who, by virtue of their chutzpah and determination, built new companies, saved them from the brink of extinction, or forged new paths for others to follow.<p>To celebrate their creativity and bold innovation, we rounded up the business leaders who were major game-changers in tech, …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

More bad news for server makers

<b>Updated:</b> The big server makers cannot buy a break these days. The latest IDC research provides more evidence,showing that for the first quarter, …

Google's Five-Front Assault On Apple

With Google stock surging to an all-time high of $916 and Apple’s trading 39% below its September 2011 peak, Google has positioned itself to grow — in part by taking a bite out of Apple’s customer base — on five fronts.<p>Google’s primary source of profit is search-related advertising while Apple’s is …