Hundreds of companies are investing in electricity transferred through magnetic fields. How will it work, and will it replace wires?
By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Backed by the financier J.P. Morgan, Nikola Tesla, the inventor and rival to Thomas Edison, built in the early 1900s the Wardenclyffe Tower, a 187-foot-high structure on Long Island, which he said could transmit electricity wirelessly. The project failed, and Tesla ended up broke. MORENov 1, 2013 9:21 AM ET
Marketing agency focuses exclusively on distributing content through the social scrapbooking site.
By Chanelle Bessette, reporter
FORTUNE -- The buzz associated with Pinterest -- which just raised $225 million from big-name venture capitalists -- is forcing marketers to take the upstart more seriously. Already, small marketing agencies have sprung up focused solely on the social scrapbooking site. It seems likely bigger outfits soon will be sticking a pin in this social MOREOct 31, 2013 2:38 PM ET
"We are on the cusp of a smarter planet," says Godfrey Sullivan.
By Chanelle Bessette, reporter
FORTUNE -- Fortune's annual Brainstorm Tech conference brings together the best and brightest minds in tech innovation. Fortune periodically turns the spotlight on a different conference attendee to offer their personal insight into business, tech, and entrepreneurship.
Godfrey Sullivan is CEO and chairman of Splunk, a software company that helps users analyze machine data (the information generated when IT MOREOct 30, 2013 2:21 PM ET
Autodesk's head of sustainability solutions prefers the big picture and considers her environmental footprint.
By Chanelle Bessette
FORTUNE--Fortune's annual Brainstorm Green conference brings together individuals who strive to build a sustainable future across various industries. In this weekly feature, we shine a spotlight on an attendee to offer their personal insight on business, environmentalism, and entrepreneurship.
Emma Stewart, who holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and management from Stanford University, is the MOREOct 30, 2013 1:10 PM ET
Japan has a long of history of friendliness towards robots, and it maintains a global lead in R&D on artificial intelligence. This infatuation, though, could have serious drawbacks.Oct 30, 2013 11:34 AM ET
The new game, set in the 18th-century Caribbean, is expected to haul in a pirate's booty.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Since 2007, gamers have been exploring the rich fictional universe of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise, which dives into different historically accurate periods of history to reveal the never-ending fictional conflict between a pair of secret societies: the Assassins and the Knights Templar. The latest game, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, MOREOct 29, 2013 5:00 AM ET
MOOCs may yet upend education as we know it, but don't count out traditional universities.
By Anne VanderMey, reporter
FORTUNE -- The country's higher education system seems ripe for tech industry disruption. Student debt is out of control. Graduation rates are unacceptably low. And employers still can't find enough new recruits with the training they're looking for.
Enter online learning. Specifically, Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have been heralded as a MOREOct 28, 2013 3:20 PM ET
The former star of the cult TV series Chuck has built a thriving business around all kinds of fandom genres.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Actor Zachary Levi is best known to his half million Twitter followers as Chuck Bartowski, the nerd-turned-secret agent from the NBC series, Chuck. Next month he'll star on the big screen as Fandral in Marvel's Thor: The Dark World. But for now, the actor is completely accessible MOREOct 28, 2013 1:07 PM ET
Growth continues as Pandora's stock is still rising. Is this the beginning of a new era?
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- For all its promise and popularity, online music has proven to be pretty tough soil for companies to farm. Profits take years to produce and offer slim margins once they show up. Musicians complain about how you're treating them, even as the labels try to bleed you dry.
And yet so MOREOct 28, 2013 11:41 AM ET
From guns to doctored cough syrup, users can partake -- if they know the right hashtag.
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Lean is the name of a liquid dose of codeine and promethazine, cut with Sprite or Mountain Dew, topped with a Jolly Rancher, and typically served in a Styrofoam cup. Lean often comes from a purple prescription cough syrup made by Actavis -- the color lends Lean its other popular MOREOct 25, 2013 1:17 PM ET
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