Jon Fortt is an on-air editor based at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. and a member of the ensemble cast of CNBC's "Squawk Alley."
Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry. He also contributes to CNBC.com.
He came to CNBC from Fortune magazine, where as a senior writer he covered both large technology companies— such as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft—and trends, including cloud computing and the smartphone revolution. He appeared regularly on KNTV's "Press:Here" technology show and analyzed tech trends on CNNi's "Quest Means Business." Along with a Fortune colleague, he conceptualized "Techmate," a video series and column that appeared on Fortune.com and in the magazine's technology section.
Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he produced the "What Works" section.
From 1999 to 2006, Fortt wrote and edited at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's hometown newspaper. There he contributed to several efforts that won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
As a personal technology writer, his coverage duties included Apple, Palm and Adobe. He also served in roles outside the business department, covering education, editing local news and developing technology strategy. As the newspaper's senior Web editor, he helped develop a blog and podcast network, managed the creation of multimedia projects and served on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors.
Fortt graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow, with a B.A. in English.
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Though international markets are increasingly important growth areas for both Apple and Google, the U.S. is still vitally important – and perhaps nothing illustrates that better than the drama that will begin to unfold on Thursday. We can call it the Battle for Verizon.
Apple continues to be the second most valuable U.S. company behind Exxon Mobil, which has a market cap of $375 billion (a 52-week high).
This morning I got an interesting reply tweet from a friend: “Can you imagine someone saying in ’07, “In 3 years nobody will care about iPod sales.” And I realized that in some important ways, he has a point. Three years ago, when the iPhone was young, all eyes were on the iPod and the Mac. But here I’d like to make the case that investors should still care quite a bit about iPod sales.
It came in a simple 9-word tweet from Google’s Android chief, Andy Rubin: “There are now 300,000 Android phones activated each day.”
Great news for Apple: When the exclusive U.S. deal with AT&T ends, and the iPhone goes to Verizon, it looks like Apple will still be able to charge both AT&T and Verizon top-dollar for the phone.
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs tells CNBC he doesn’t expect Intel to make a big splash in smartphones next year, despite the chip giant’s insistence that it will have a mobile product ready.
Oracle goes hardware shopping, Carol Bartz tames Yahoo and the Android overtakes the iPhone in sales
Oracle reported quarterly earnings of 69 cents per share on $9.60 billion in revenue, topping expectations.
Uber said Wednesday that it would begin a new series of measures to boost safety at the ride-sharing startup—including biometric and voice screening for drivers.
The Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy at the center of a devastating cyber attack is facing another obstacle — rival studios. Re/code reports.
A U.S. bureau filed a lawsuit against wireless carrier Sprint over unauthorized charges on customers' cellphone bill.
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The move to normalize relations with Cuba will strengthen the Castro "dictatorship," a former U.S. diplomat says.
The Florida Republican senator also says Congress won't support lifting the half-century embargo on Castro's Cuba.
Here's why the new BlackBerry, the Classic, "will further change how people think about BlackBerry," says CEO John Chen.