That windowpane in your office will soon become valuable for more than the view. Newly developed electrochromic "smart" glass can cloud up for privacy, block the sun's rays to cool you down, or absorb them to power the place. Scientists say the glass will soon enable your office windows to turn into multitouch screens for PowerPoint presentations or videoconferences.
Green glass: Electrochromic glass draws its properties from a thin transparent glaze. MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jul 5, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Another one of Twitter's founders, Biz Stone, will leave the start-up.
FORTUNE -- In the continuing game of musical chairs among executives at Twitter, another of the company's founders is leaving. In a June 28 blog post, Biz Stone announced he will join founder Evan Williams, who left the CEO position last fall, and Twitter's former vice president of product Jason Goldman, who left the company abruptly in December. The trio MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jun 28, 2011 4:50 PM ET
While new board member Reed Hastings can help Facebook, the social network has a lot to offer Netflix as well.
FORTUNE -- Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings made a strategically brilliant move for the business Friday when he announced plans to join Facebook's board of directors. Since it was founded in 1997, Netflix (NFLX) has risen from a start-up that took down Blockbuster with its red-enveloped videos by mail to the MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jun 27, 2011 9:36 AM ET
As the Q&A website's top designer, Rebekah Cox has found a way to make sharing information addictive.
FORTUNE -- Quora, the hot social question-and-answer website, wants to suck all the useful information from your brain. (That isn't as malevolent as it sounds.) And it is Rebekah Cox's job to make you an enthusiastic participant in the company's grand scheme.
As Quora's product design manager, Cox is the whiz behind the site's intuitive MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jun 27, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The cofounder of Square is also logging a full workload at Twitter, down the street. His plans for both startups remain grand (think IPO, not buyout).
FORTUNE -- Twitter is not for sale. Jack Dorsey, the cofounder-turned-prodigal son made this clear in an interview Wednesday with All Things D columnist Kara Swisher at the D9 tech conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Instead, it's more likely an IPO is in the compay's MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jun 1, 2011 9:23 PM ET
Aza Raskin, co-founder of Massive Health, wants to build an elegant and cool app for wellness.
By Jessi Hempel, senior writer
FORTUNE -- Aza Raskin wants to do for health care what Apple did for personal computing in the late 1970s. In Raskin's case, the analogy hits especially close to home. Raskin's father was Jef Raskin, the computer-interface guru who designed and named the first Macintosh. "I grew up with the mantra that MOREMay 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Boardroom power plays, disgruntled founders, and CEO switcheroos are clipping the wings of this tech high flier.
By Jessi Hempel, senior writer
FORTUNE -- In March, shortly after Jack Dorsey went back to work for Twitter, the company he co-founded four years ago, he did a Q&A session with an entrepreneurship class at Columbia Business School. As students tapped away on their laptops (were they sending tweets?), Dorsey, 34, answered questions about MOREApr 14, 2011 5:00 AM ET
A new wave of social networks aims to shrink the number of people in your circle.
The latest web fad? Private social networks. A growing number of services let users connect in smaller groups often around specific events. With Path, for example, you're only allowed 50 friends; the goal is to share more intimate life details -- kids' pics, a tasty breakfast -- with a more controlled group of people MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Mar 11, 2011 5:00 AM ET
CEO Sam Palmisano took a revitalized IBM and made it the envy of the tech world and darling of investors. His secret? He's restored Big Blue's focus on innovation and set it up for an even brighter future. (Move over, Lou Gerstner.)
Here is what you probably know about IBM. You know International Business Machines was one of America's first tech companies, and in the 1960s and 1970s became the world's MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Mar 4, 2011 5:00 AM ET
It's not the end of the struggle to translate print media to a digital platform -- it's just the beginning.
Among the media elite, obits are already being written for The Daily. The content is unimaginative, they say. The tech is buggy. The numbers don't add up. And it's mostly true, but maybe they're missing the point.
Once again, Rupert Murdoch has launched a large and flashy innovation lab for the future MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 3, 2011 2:16 PM ET
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