Barb Darrow

Barb Darrow is a writer at Fortune with a focus on technology. She is based in Boston.
Google Seeks to Make Slideshows Less Crushingly Dull
Google

Google Seeks to Make Slideshows Less Crushingly Dull

The Internet giant is nudging slideshow viewers to ask questions in near real-time by clicking on a link on laptop, tablet or smartphone screens.
Microsoft Is Testing Underwater Data Centers
Technology

Microsoft Is Testing Underwater Data Centers

The move is intended to cut high energy costs.
Microsoft Just Added New Perks to Get Businesses to Buy Its Surface Laptops, Tablets
Microsoft

Microsoft Just Added New Perks to Get Businesses to Buy Its Surface Laptops, Tablets

The new service and support features are intended to win customers away from Apple.
Rackspace Is Getting Into the Cybersecurity Business
Security

Rackspace Is Getting Into the Cybersecurity Business

If companies aren't concerned with security and compliance, they should be.
Drone Maker Lands $60 Million From Intel
Intel

Drone Maker Lands $60 Million From Intel

Yuneec, based in Hong Kong, is a way for Intel to enter new markets.
IBM Is Taking an Unusual Approach to Selling Patents to Startups
Patents

IBM Is Taking an Unusual Approach to Selling Patents to Startups

While it's not strange for a large patent holder to sell off patents, IBM's method is raising some eyebrows.
Can We Agree That the Nokia Buy Was a Total Disaster for Microsoft?
Acquisitions

Can We Agree That the Nokia Buy Was a Total Disaster for Microsoft?

After write-offs, an impairment charge, and thousands of job cuts, can Microsoft recoup any value from its $7.2 billion Nokia acquisition? Let the debate begin.
Salesforce Adds Big-Data Buddies to Improve Analytics Service
Collaborating

Salesforce Adds Big-Data Buddies to Improve Analytics Service

The cloud CRM giant adds Google, Cloudera, Hortonworks, New Relic, Informatica, and Trifacta as key partners for Wave.