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By Paula Froelich
FORTUNE -- Sarah Kunst was in San Francisco on business last year when she went on the dating app Tinder and "liked" a guy with whom the app said she had several mutual friends. "We started talking. He used to run a hedge fund and now runs his family's private fund and since we have mutual friends, I asked them about MOREFeb 13, 2014 5:00 AM ET
As the tech giant looks to become more than just a set of tools you use at work and on the go, smart engineering will be key. So will design.
By Olof Schybergson
FORTUNE -- Google has successfully developed technologies that make life easier for people at their offices or on the go. Think of services such as Search, Mail, and Drive. And apps, such as Maps and Play, are designed to ease the MOREFeb 12, 2014 1:42 PM ET
The independent game developer is looking to move the PC out of the office.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Independent game developer Valve Software, which has created bestselling franchises like Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead, used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to debut the first 13 Steam Machines to the world. The new PCs have been designed for the living room, rather than the office or den. And MOREFeb 12, 2014 11:54 AM ET
Companies large and small are racing to bulk up on tech innovation for a nascent legal market that is suddenly, well, ablaze.
By Jane Porter
FORTUNE -- Matthew Cohen wants his startup TRiQ to be the Toyota of marijuana manufacturing. The company, which opened its doors in Ukiah, Cal. in 2013, has a long way to go. But already, TRiQ is partnering with software and manufacturing companies outside the cannabis industry in MOREFeb 12, 2014 11:28 AM ET
Critical business decisions made by the videogame king in years past have come to haunt its future business prospects.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- Nearly 30 years ago, Nintendo essentially gave the videogame industry a new life, and a second chance. In 1985, when the original Nintendo Entertainment System debuted at the North American International Toy Fair, no one even wanted to think about videogames after the great crash that saw MOREFeb 11, 2014 4:35 AM ET
The rapper talks consumer electronics, mobile gaming, and partnering with Lucasfilm to launch Star Wars-themed headphones.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, Curtis Jackson is best known to millions of rap fans as "50 Cent." The rapper has also had success in Hollywood, starring in films like biopic Get Rich or Die Tryin' and action film Righteous Kill. And he's ventured into the video game realm with console games MOREFeb 10, 2014 1:20 PM ET
Scientists have barely scratched the surface on how the brain works, but a Toronto-based tech company believes that neurons are the best way to control electronic devices.
By Brady Dale
FORTUNE -- Ariel Garten knew from the start she wanted to make a product that makes people think.
The chief executive of the young Canadian company Interaxon, Garten sought to use brain-controlled interface technology -- a science fiction-like development that allows a device MOREFeb 10, 2014 10:48 AM ET
Microsoft's new chairman brings focus and an even keel to its board of directors.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- When John Thompson resigned as Symantec's chief executive in 2009, he figured he'd do like many other retired Silicon Valley leaders: invest in start-ups and sit on a few corporate boards. In short, he wanted a bit of tranquility after years of hard work.
Retirement has been anything but tranquil for Thompson, however. MOREFeb 7, 2014 4:00 PM ET
Japan is about to augment its busiest train route with a super-fast maglev service and is looking sell its tech know-how abroad. A group of investors in the U.S. is interested, but it'll take a lot more than just curiosity (namely, cash, and a whole bunch of it) to get this project going.Feb 6, 2014 11:33 AM ET
Its acquisition of DeepMind Technologies holds promise for its advertising, autonomous vehicle, and "smart home" businesses.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- Google's executives have long dreamed of solving one of the technology industry's biggest riddles. How do you predict what people want -- hockey scores or new Ugg boots, for example -- before they even ask for it? Reading user's minds, or at least seeming to, would make Google's products that MOREFeb 5, 2014 6:41 AM ET
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