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  • Review: HTC One (M8)

    Is this the best Google Android phone on the market? One word: Yes.

    By Jason Cipriani

    FORTUNE -- There is a lot riding on the new HTC One. The Taiwanese company has struggled mightily as of late, watching its revenue fall month after month over several years as its mobile devices fell out of consumer favor. While Apple and Samsung wage war over the global smartphone market, HTC is behind MORE

    Apr 8, 2014 3:38 PM ET
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  • What savvy tech investors look for

    They look past a firm's current performance to examine their potential to dominate new markets

    By Christopher Lochhead, Dave Peterson, and Al Ramadan

    FORTUNE -- Savvy technology investors seek potential, not performance. They identify companies leveraging technology to build and dominate new market sectors that show promise for significant growth. Because elite tech investors know two things that others don't: First, there is no such thing as a legendary company MORE

    Apr 8, 2014 10:10 AM ET
  • Why is in-car tech so complicated?

    As Apple enters the fray with CarPlay, the automotive industry continues its struggle with connected technology inside the cabin.

    By Andrew Zaleski

    FORTUNE -- When the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unveiled this fall, making its proper debut with it will be Apple's CarPlay, an in-car technology system that will mimic the smartphone interface -- including the touch-screen, if present -- that legions of people carry in their pockets every day.

    Apple's (AAPL) MORE

    Apr 7, 2014 5:00 AM ET
  • 'Jon Snow' likes to play more than 'Game of Thrones'

    Kit Harington, a star of HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's bestselling books, talks technology, videogames, and season 4.

    By John Gaudiosi

    FORTUNE -- Kit Harington -- or as you probably know him, Jon Snow -- seems to be everywhere these days. He's on the big screen in Pompeii, is heard in the movie previews for How to Train Your Dragon 2, and his face is featured in the wave of MORE

    Apr 4, 2014 3:18 PM ET
  • Japan's tech startups bet on wearables - in the U.S.

    Having missed the smartphone surge, Japanese tech companies see wearables as the next wave. But this time, they plan on riding it with an American mentality.

    By Michael Fitzpatrick

    FORTUNE -- Stung by the country's inability to profit from the smartphone revolution, Japanese ingenuity is betting on doing better with wearable technology. But, somewhat counter-intuitively, is going all-American to do so.

    At the country's first wearable technology expo, held recently in the heart of Tokyo, a common MORE

    Apr 2, 2014 11:17 AM ET
  • What will social media's giants look like in 5 or 10 years?

    Five years ago, Facebook trailed MySpace, Twitter was busy harpooning its Fail Whale, and LinkedIn was valued at $1 billion and turning a profit. Where will they be five years from now?

    By John Patrick Pullen

    FORTUNE -- Imagine a future where you'll be able to physically reach out to poke your Facebook friends (gross), where tweets are the de facto mode of communication for large-scale emergencies (cool), and where people log into Google MORE

    Apr 2, 2014 5:00 AM ET
  • GM hires Kenneth Feinberg to consult recall effort

    The high-profile attorney, known for his work around the BP oil spill and more, will advise the automaker during its ongoing vehicle recall.

    By Kirsten Korosec

    FORTUNE -- General Motors (GM) has hired Kenneth Feinberg, the high-profile attorney who handled compensation issues related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as a consultant to advise the automaker how to respond to families of accident victims MORE

    Apr 1, 2014 4:45 PM ET
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  • Behind Facebook and Google's random acquisitions

    The spate of pricey deals are a reflection of uncertainty as the companies search for tech's next big thing.

    By Catherine Tucker

    FORTUNE -- A lot of attention has been paid lately to big tech companies buying up smaller firms in billion-dollar deals: In January, Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion, Facebook purchased mobile message service, WhatsApp, the following month for $19 billion; last week, it acquired virtual reality gaming company, Oculus VR, for MORE

    Apr 1, 2014 3:47 PM ET
  • Wil Wheaton's game theory

    The geek icon is inviting everyone to gather around for games and fun on International TableTop Day.

    By John Gaudiosi

    FORTUNE -- Wil Wheaton is best known to sci-fi fans for his role as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He reaches his largest audience playing himself -- and playing off his sci-fi roots -- in the hit TV series, The Big Bang Theory. But millions of MORE

    Apr 1, 2014 1:43 PM ET
  • GM's Barra to speak before Congress: 'Not waiting' to make changes

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra will testify before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today. Here's what she plans to say.

    By Kirsten Korosec

    FORTUNE -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra doesn't know why it took the automaker nearly 10 years to reveal an ignition switch problem that has been linked to 13 deaths.

    But Barra, who took the helm of GM (GM) in January, will tell legislators in a congressional MORE

    Apr 1, 2014 10:22 AM ET
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