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  • Should Google know your deepest darkest secrets?

    With Google Glass on sale today, it's time to have serious talks about technology and privacy.

    By Christian Madsbjerg

    FORTUNE -- Google opens up its Explorer Program today, offering the general public an opportunity to purchase Glass for $1,500. Although spots are limited, the expansion of the Glass club has created tremendous excitement across tech blogs and Silicon Valley -- finally, the tools are readily available to record our complete existence, every MORE

    Apr 15, 2014 5:00 AM ET
  • Gaming giants turn to titles as console launch buzz fades

    The next generation of videogame consoles has exceeded expectations, but the platforms face challenges to keep up the momentum.

    By Peter Suciu

    FORTUNE -- Anyone looking t­o declare a victory in the videogame console showdown between Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One had better be prepared for a long wait. The systems, which each launched last November, are actually off to a strong start; so much so that even finding a MORE

    Apr 14, 2014 1:59 PM ET
  • A manufacturing future that hums (rattles, hisses) along

    Fortune visits Shapeways' New York factory to check in on the three-dimensional printing revolution.

    By Alex Halperin

    FORTUNE -- Every day, the young, bearded, and tattooed team at the Shapeways factory in Long Island City, Queens gather to eat together, as if they lived in a 19th century company town. There aren't many dining options in the industrial area in which they work, so they order takeout pizza or food from FreshDirect and convene. Their routine MORE

    Apr 14, 2014 12:57 PM ET
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  • Major League Baseball goes to bat with 'R.B.I. Baseball 14' reboot

    One of the most storied baseball video game franchises of all time has returned, and was developed internally by the league.

    By John Gaudiosi

    FORTUNE -- Baseball season is in full swing. It's early enough in the spring that fans of every team still feel like they have a shot at the pennant. There's a sense of hope and excitement. And it's not just because the new season is upon us. MORE

    Apr 11, 2014 2:49 PM ET
  • Is VR really the next big thing?

    Call it arrested development: Virtual reality technology has been in development for decades, but it's hotter than ever with Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR. Should it be?

    By Erik Heinrich

    FORTUNE --Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg describes virtual reality as the "platform of tomorrow." To back that assertion up, his company in March bought the small firm Oculus VR for $2 billion, sparking a frenzy around VR that hasn't been MORE

    Apr 11, 2014 10:49 AM ET
  • The fight to sell (virtual) selling

    A number of e-commerce companies have sprung up to help businesses sell digital goods more effectively online. The hardest sale? Themselves.

    By Brady Dale

    FORTUNE -- In 2009, the computer security company Symantec quit using Digital River to execute sales of its software online, choosing instead to build its own e-commerce platform. It was a giant blow to the Minnetonka, Minn.-based firm: Symantec represented nearly a third of its revenue.

    Digital River (DRIV) had MORE

    Apr 11, 2014 9:25 AM ET
  • A big challenge to GrubHub's post-IPO growth? Fax machines

    The food ordering company reveals that many of its restaurant customers have yet to adopt tablets.

    By Kevin Purdy

    FORTUNE -- GrubHub, the web and mobile-based food ordering firm, put in a lot of work to get to where it is today. It's worth about $2.7 billion after its recent initial public offering, and serves 3.4 million diners at more than 28,000 restaurants after an August 2013 merger with New York-based MORE

    Apr 9, 2014 1:37 PM ET
  • In the era of mobile, the web will live on

    People are spending more time on their mobile phones versus their desktops, but the mobile web still has its place for companies to market themselves.

    By Zachary Rosen

    FORTUNE -- Not long ago pundits were declaring the death of email due to the rise of Social Networks. They were wrong.

    Earlier this week, Chris Dixon, one of my favorite writers and investors, wrote a piece on what he sees as the inevitable MORE

    Apr 9, 2014 12:46 PM ET
  • The bug that rocked the foundations of the web

    It's called Heartbleed, and it leaves much of the Internet at risk of exploitation. Here's how.

    By David Nield

    FORTUNE -- Late on Monday afternoon, the details of one of the most serious security problems to ever affect the modern web were posted online. Dubbed Heartbleed, the vulnerability has major companies scrambling this week to patch their systems and could have been exploited to harvest data from millions of users. The MORE

    Apr 9, 2014 10:23 AM ET
  • How Microsoft can disrupt the tech industry again

    By rethinking its acquisition strategy, the computer software and electronics company can be an innovator in growing sectors, such as cloud services, smart phones and teleconferencing.

    By Mike Kwatinetz

    FORTUNE – Microsoft's stock has stagnated as investors have lost faith in the company's plans for its future. After peaking at just under $60 a share in early 2000, Microsoft's stock fell to about $22 later that year and has traded mostly MORE

    Apr 8, 2014 5:30 PM ET
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