The Real Secret of Blair Witch

Everyone’s praising the movie’s online marketing campaign. But that’s not the real reason for the indie film’s success.

Sep 2000

Who’s Afraid of TiVo?

The myth of destructive extrapolation.

Oct 2000

Behind the Music

The Echo Nest’s massive music brain powers products from the likes of Spotify, VEVO, and MTV.

Oct 2012

San Francisco Gets Smart with Green Technology

San Francisco is using advanced technology—and the strong arm of government—to turn the city into one of America’s greenest.

Sep 2009

Cooking with Cisco

What does it take to keep a hot stock sizzling? An inside look at Cisco Systems, the technology stock of the moment and one of the great investment plays of a lifetime.

Dec 1995

High Noon

Both sides came out with lawyers blazing as federal antitrust chief Joel Klein’s prosecutors went gunning for the Bill Gates gang. Behind the scenes at the Microsoft trial.

Nov 1998

I Remember Microsoft

Once computing’s red-hot center, Microsoft now has a tough time retaining its best and brightest employees. Here, some who left reflect on what they learned—and why they find life on the outside so much more alluring.

Jul 2000

Why Is He Still Smiling?

Bill Gross blew through $800 million in 8 months (and now he’s got nothing to show for it).

Mar 2001
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Who Really Moves the Market?

Securities analysts are Wall Street’s new stars: They bring in banking deals, make the calls that move billions in and out of stocks daily, and earn millions for themselves. They play a strange game with an odd set of rules. Here’s how it works.

Oct 1997
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Investing in a Fool’s Paradise

The Motley Fool, a new online service, set up a computer bulletin board dedicated to swapping news and information about the stock of Iomega. It started out as a small and friendly place. Then it became one of the hottest spots in cyberspace. Then it got nasty.

Apr 1996

Do You Believe?

How Yahoo! became a bluechip. A tale of how Wall Street and the rest of us learned to stop worrying and love an insanely valued Internet stock.

Jun 1999

Fatal Litigation

Leaky breast implants, high-powered litigators, and the critical mass of a mass tort.

Oct 1995

Witnesses in Wonderland

On trial in Washington, Microsoft saw its witnesses get skewered, its video crash, and its prospects for victory take a serious turn for the worse.
Mar 1999

“Hang-’Em-High” Boies

The government’s lawyer says he’s not a showman, but he’s putting on some performance.

Feb 1999
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Disgruntled Heiress Leads Revolt at Dow Jones

The once heretical thought—that Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal could one day pass out of the hands of the family—is no longer so unthinkable.
Feb 1997

The King of Home Equity Fraud

How Tobechi Onwuhara and his crew found the good money.

Jan 2011