After a splashy launch, is Facebook's attempt to become the guide to users' mobile digital lives catching on?
FORTUNE -- Facebook Home (FB), the social-media site's attempt to put itself more at the center of people's digital lives, has been downloaded more than 500,000 (but less than a million) times after being released nearly two weeks ago. That either sounds like a lot or not very many at all, depending on MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 23, 2013 12:37 PM ET
Even if Dish can beat out Softbank to acquire Sprint, the satellite operator would still have lots of work to do to remake the TV-distribution business the way it did in the '80s.
FORTUNE -- Why would a satellite TV operator want to buy a wireless network? Mainly, because the satellite TV business is terrible.
And even in that business, Dish Network (DISH), which on Monday announced a $25.5 billion bid for MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 16, 2013 11:10 AM ET
Teenagers are easily bored and attracted to the new. That should be troubling to Facebook, which wants to be the center of everyone's digital life.
FORTUNE -- When Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook Home this month, he made it clear that he and his fellow executives seem to actually believe that people love Facebook, the brand, the same way some people love, say, Apple (AAPL) -- so much so that they want MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 12, 2013 1:43 PM ET
Lenovo is the single PC manufacturer that is doing well. And even that company's worldwide sales are flat.
FORTUNE -- Let's say the definition of "PC" is the same one we applied five years ago, before tablets. By that definition, the market seems to be collapsing.
Shipments of PCs in the first quarter fell by 13.9% from the same quarter in 2012. The forecast decline had been 7.7%, according to International Data MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 11, 2013 2:44 PM ET
If Fox Broadcasting makes good on its threat to yank its signal from the air and go all-cable, it would upend the already-chaotic TV industry.
FORTUNE -- Could it really turn out that a company with a seemingly loopy business model -- capturing over-the-air TV signals and streaming them to subscribers over the Internet -- will be the thing that finally brings down the American broadcasting industry? Quite possibly.
Chase Carey, News MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 9, 2013 1:25 PM ET
Hearings on the CISPA cybersecurity measure may be held as soon as next week - behind closed doors.
FORTUNE -- The House Intelligence Committee, possibly as early as next week, will discuss the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) for the second time. And for the second time, it will do so behind closed doors.
The bill is designed to make it easier for private companies to share the personal information of MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 5, 2013 2:10 PM ET
Google remains dominant, but the big story last year was the fast rise of Facebook's mobile ads.
FORTUNE -- After several years of gloomy predictions for mobile advertising, the business is enjoying incredible growth. Precisely how incredible depends on whose numbers you look at.
Last month, Pew Research reported that revenue from mobile advertising grew by 80% in 2012, to $2.6 billion in the United States. Today, eMarketer reported that the market MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 4, 2013 1:25 PM ET
Adding Internet streams of broadcast TV to the mix of options for viewers is yet another assault on cable's walled garden.
FORTUNE -- Now that Aereo has a new lease on life for its bizarre business model thanks to a court ruling Monday, the question arises: What is the company's end game?
Aereo streams broadcast television programs -- including news and sports -- over the Internet. The company argues that by creating MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 3, 2013 9:03 AM ET
News Corp. might seek a waiver of FCC rules in order to buy the Los Angeles Times. Jon Stewart has some questions.
FORTUNE -- Media-ownership rules might or not be outdated, but for now, they still exist. They can be waived, however, to allow media companies to own several different news outlets in the same market. News Corp.(NWSA) chief Rupert Murdoch has received several such waivers over the years, even though MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Mar 29, 2013 2:33 PM ET
Whomever President Obama nominates to replace outgoing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, there will be political fallout.
FORTUNE -- There are lots of different issues that the Federal Communications Commission can affect: from media ownership rules to broadband deployment to whether broadcasters must pay insanely large fines for "wardrobe malfunctions" and people swearing during live awards ceremonies. But as observers try to guess who might replace outgoing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the issue MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Mar 29, 2013 6:52 AM ET
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