We looked to Microsoft senior vice president Yusuf Mehdi to learn more about what the company's new videogame console can and can't do.
FORTUNE -- By now, gamers around the world know just as much about Microsoft's new video game console, the Xbox One, as they do Sony's (SNE) recently announced PlayStation 4. Like its next-generation counterpart, the Xbox One will rely on an 8-core processor, supported by 8 gigabytes of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 23, 2013 12:52 PM ET
President David Marcus tells Fortune why he embraces digital currency, how he thinks the trend will play out, and when Americans can reasonably expect to go wallet-less.
FORTUNE -- The way PayPal President David Marcus sees it, wallets are on the way out. The question isn't "if" they become antiquated, but instead "when."
To wit, the payments company released a study this week that revealed that 83% of people polled in five countries, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 23, 2013 12:47 PM ET
The popular mobile inbox app, which generated buzz with a digital queue for sign-ups, is now available for the iPad.
FORTUNE -- Not since the 1990s -- if ever -- have Internet users gone crazy over an email service the way they have for Mailbox for the iPhone. Some seemed more than happy to wait weeks in a virtual waiting list, one generated by the startup so its servers could handle the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 23, 2013 12:40 PM ET
This AdMob vet wants to bridge the divide between desktop and mobile advertising. If she succeeds, even Google could find itself at a disadvantage.
FORTUNE -- Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan never planned to go into advertising, much less run a startup. But when the 37-year-old Stanford graduate, with a Ph.D. in Information Theory, met AdMob founder Omar Hamoui, she turned her back on Wall Street and joined AdMob as a research scientist in MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 21, 2013 7:58 AM ET
It's just gone mobile.
FORTUNE – There was a time when web browsers duked it out for dominance on the desktop. But with users consuming information more and more on smartphones, tablets, and newer form factors like "phablets," the battleground has shifted to mobile. Who's winning?
As recently as June 2012, the competition was in a dead heat: Android led with nearly 22%, followed by Opera at 22%, then Safari on iOS MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 20, 2013 11:23 AM ET
The brainchild of scrappy programmer Jules Urbach took a stealthy development route, and guess what? It might pay off.
FORTUNE -- Streaming movies via Netflix (NFLX) or music from Spotify are one thing, but games? Those are a computational challenge 38-year-old OTOY founder Jules Urbach will tell you are in a league all their own.
For the last nine years, the French-born, Los Angeleno has worked on a cloud-computing product that will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 16, 2013 6:45 AM ET
New media companies -- from Gawker to Buzzfeed -- have sprung up to feed every niche (and then some). Which are actually profitable?
FORTUNE -- The web has given rise to a number of notable digital publishers serving almost everyone's tastes, from straightforward news to guilty pleasures. For every Pulitzer-winning 10-part series on wounded war veterans, there are just as many frothy posts like the "10 funniest cat GIFs of the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 10, 2013 11:50 AM ET
Flush with $15 million from Nvidia and Kleiner Perkins, the $99 Kickstarter success story keeps making waves -- and it's not even out yet. Julie Uhrman talks to Fortune about fast-tracking Ouya, those harsh early reviews, and a rumored mobile device.
Still, when early units began shipping to some Kickstarter backers this past March -- just nine months after raising money on the site -- several tech blogs got their hands MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 9, 2013 7:04 AM ET
Barnes & Noble's tablet business is struggling mightily. So what's the book chain to do? Let Google in.
FORTUNE -- Ask Stephane Maes, Barnes and Noble VP of Product, why holiday sales of its Nook tablets were weaker than expected, and he'll tell you it wasn't due to lack of interest. When shoppers looked at the Nook HD, one of the first things they asked was whether apps bought for their MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 3, 2013 1:07 PM ET
Some early reviews call Google Glass the future of computing. But even they say that future remains a little rough around the edges.
FORTUNE -- When I ask people outside Silicon Valley about Google Glass, the company's big play on wearable computing, I get a similar response: Sounds cool. Looks geeky.
"Ugh, I won't even think about wearing that thing until they ditch the god-awful Back to the Future look," a friend and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 3, 2013 6:24 AM ET
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