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  • 'See you at the 4 o'clock standup in Darth Jäger.'

    One of the lasting effects of Silicon Valley culture on business? Clever, amusing, occasionally outrageous conference room names.

    By Sheila Marikar

    FORTUNE -- On any given day at Pinterest's office in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, a staffer could hop between Hipster Babies, Beach Wedding, and Kitten Mittens. Down Brannan Street, at Airbnb's palatial new headquarters -- Renaissance royalty couldn't have wanted for a grander atrium -- meetings might take place MORE

    Mar 27, 2014 10:27 AM ET
  • Google Glass hits the basketball court

    The San Francisco tech startup CrowdOptic is working with several NBA teams to use eye-level footage from people on the court to take the game to a new level.

    By Elise Craig

    FORTUNE -- Tonight when Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers take on their biggest rivals, LeBron James and the Miami Heat, fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will get a whole new view of the action -- from shots taken MORE

    Mar 26, 2014 4:39 PM ET
  • IT security is heating up. Are universities prepared for it?

    The relatively new business of cybersecurity is booming. As it turns out, so is the business of training the next crop of engineers for it.

    By Melanie D.G. Kaplan

    FORTUNE -- Whether it's news of yet another retailer hacking or Edward Snowden -- via videoconference at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas -- calling for developers and cryptographers to improve privacy tools, we've all been through an ad hoc course in MORE

    Mar 26, 2014 3:37 PM ET
  • Libraries are branching out into digital

    Independent record label Ghostly International has teamed up with the Ann Arbor District Library to stream and download its catalog to cardholders. Is this a way for libraries and the record industry to survive?

    By Miles Raymer

    FORTUNE -- The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based independent record label Ghostly International is no stranger to quirky licensing deals. Recently they've collaborated with trendy eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker on a line of limited-edition sunglasses, MORE

    Mar 26, 2014 3:29 PM ET
  • Review: Revolv smart home hub

    Is this connected device ready to turn home automation into home "awesomation"? Not quite yet.

    By Jason Cipriani

    FORTUNE -- You might say I'm a home automation geek. I have a house full of Belkin's WeMo products, several Sonos speakers, a couple of Nest Protect fire alarms and a Nest thermostat. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of August, an automated lock for my front door.

    I'm not alone: The smart-home market is worth $33 billion MORE

    Mar 26, 2014 2:44 PM ET
  • Louisiana tax incentives attract videogame companies

    From New Orleans to Baton Rouge, game companies like Gameloft and Electronic Arts are setting up shop in Louisiana, and new startups are flourishing.

    By John Gaudiosi

    FORTUNE -- Since launching its tax incentive program in 2002, Louisiana has become a hotspot for Hollywood film and television production. The state is one of the top five Hollywood production destinations in the world with 30 Louisiana-shot feature films released in 2013. Production MORE

    Mar 25, 2014 12:19 PM ET
  • With mobile surveys, market research gets a makeover

    People are moving to mobile devices in droves, but researchers haven't followed. Online survey companies are trying to change that.

    By Heather Clancy

    FORTUNE -- The days of lengthy online surveys are numbered, and the startup GetFeedback and online survey leader SurveyMonkey are both poised to benefit.

    Countless millions of dollars are spent validating the mobile revolution with adoption statistics and usage metrics. Ironically, the field of market research itself appears to have overlooked this MORE

    Mar 25, 2014 12:03 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Blue Apron serves up half a million meals per month

    The subscription startup that mails cooking kits to your door has quietly hit a considerable milestone, but it has a growing number of competitors in a hot space.

    By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter

    FORTUNE -- Tech has finally caught on to the food revolution. Even as dining culture explodes and innovative restaurants with celebrity chefs gain exposure and foot traffic, a slew of recent startups cater to the opposite activity: eating in.

    Seamless MORE

    Mar 24, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • The tech that keeps fashion week ticking

    It's called Fashion GPS, and it's a sophisticated way to ensure that V.I.P.'s are seated in the right place—at scale.

    By Sheila Marikar

    FORTUNE -- Not long ago, making a seating chart for a fashion show was a pretty ugly process. A master plan hashed out in New York might be faxed halfway around the world to a designer for approval, where it would be marked up and sent back half MORE

    Mar 18, 2014 4:00 PM ET
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  • Electronic Arts' Andrew Wilson reflects on his first months as CEO

    The veteran developer discusses the challenges in today's competitive video game space and shares his predictions for big games based around the UFC and Star Wars.

    By John Gaudiosi

    FORTUNE -- Electronic Arts went in a different direction in September 2013 when it appointed Andrew Wilson Chief Executive Officer. Wilson, who had served as executive vice president of EA Sports and Origin, is a game developer by trait. The Australian is MORE

    Mar 18, 2014 1:08 PM ET
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