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  • FBI and SEC probe into Carl Icahn and golfer Phil Mickelson

    Authorities are looking into the potenial insider trading.

    FORTUNE -- Carl Icahn is in hot water yet again.

    This time, the billionaire and activist investor, as well as pro golfer Phil Mickelson and sports bettor Billy Walters are the targets of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Wall Street Journal reports authorities are looking into whether the three participated in illegal insider trading.

    According to the report, MORE

    - May 30, 2014 8:33 PM ET
  • Google launches "right to be forgotten" service in Europe

    Now European citizens can request to have search results removed.

    FORTUNE -- In an unprecedented move, Google (GOOG) launched a service earlier this week that allows European citizens to request personal data be removed from Internet search results.

    The move follows a European Union court ruling earlier this month granting individuals the "right to be forgotten" online. Google, which currently processes over 90 percent of all web searches in Europe, said it MORE

    - May 30, 2014 8:13 PM ET
  • Web browsers aren't fun anymore

    Mozilla updates Firefox, but is it enough to bring old users back?

    FORTUNE -- Many years ago, when I first getting acclimated to the Internet, I only used the browsers included with the operating system. I had no idea of the world that existed outside of Internet Explorer besides the random dabbling with Netscape.

    Then along came Firefox, my gateway browser. "Download it!" a trusted friend advised me. So I did. And MORE

    - May 30, 2014 3:21 PM ET
  • Pacing nervously with... Jamin Warren, founder and CEO, Kill Screen

    Hanging backstage with the videogame arts and culture impresario ahead of his annual two5six conference.

    By Richard Morgan

    FORTUNE -- Very early in the morning at an event space in Brooklyn about the size of a high-school auditorium -- the stuff of talent shows, lectures, and graduations -- Jamin Warren is obsessing over an office chair.

    "Dude," he says, 31 going on 13. "Look at this recline! How sick is that?"

    You can forgive his nervous MORE

    May 30, 2014 2:07 PM ET
  • The next big tech hub is in... Miami?

    White sand, white clothes, and a white-hot startup technology scene: Welcome to Miami. (Bienvenido a Miami.)

    FORTUNE -- When you think Miami, you probably think of sunny, hot weather and poolside parties. But the southern Florida city is now trying to make a different name for itself as a booming hub for technological innovation.

    Earlier this month, Miami hosted its first large-scale technology conference, an event called eMerge Americas Techweek. Spearheaded by entrepreneur-turned-investor Manny MORE

    - May 30, 2014 12:50 PM ET
  • Four ways Apple could have the "best" product pipeline ever

    From the obvious upgrades to the bold and daring.

    FORTUNE -- With over 15 years of hit products under Apple's belt, it's a bold statement indeed when one of it executives promises "the best product pipeline" is still to come. But that's exactly what Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue did on Wednesday at the Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. "We want to do a few really incredible things," he MORE

    - May 30, 2014 12:50 PM ET
  • Did Apple save Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine just in time?

    "By 2013 Beats Electronics was a distressed business by any standard." -- PrivCo's Sam Hamadeh.

    FORTUNE --When word spread that Apple (AAPL) was preparing to spend $3 billion to buy Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's headset and music streaming businesses, a lot of smart people took a look at Beats' financials and scratched their heads.

    But nobody published as detailed -- or as nasty -- a look at Apple's newest acquisition as the one Sam Hamadeh's PrivCo posted on MORE

    - May 30, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • In the fight over ebook pricing, why Amazon is not the bully

    Amazon should be viewed as a fierce competitor in its dispute with publisher Hachette.

    By Len Sherman

    FORTUNE – As a fight over ebook pricing intensifies between French book publisher Hachette and online retailer Amazon (AMZN), some are suggesting that Amazon customers are being left behind.

    While details of the ongoing standoff are sketchy, it has become clear that Amazon is pressuring Hachette by making access to its books MORE

    May 30, 2014 10:20 AM ET
  • Stay humble. Shun foolish.

    At an industry conference, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings reminds his tech industry peers that customers are as important as vision.

    FORTUNE -- My first post this week from the Code Conference, the re-named tech-industry shindig hosted by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg in California, was about the truth. My final update is about humility.

    Specifically, it's about the humility of Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix (NFLX). Hastings is one of the Internet industry's MORE

    - May 30, 2014 10:15 AM ET
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