Wearable Intelligence software could turn those geeky glasses into a real lifesaver.
FORTUNE -- Google Glass critics may now have a reason to be less skeptical.
Wearable Intelligence, a San Francisco-based startup founded last July by Yan-David Erlich, Ryan Junee and Chase Feiger, has developed enterprise software that uses Google's wearable computer glasses to improve the day-to-day performance of service workers.
Medical professionals, for example, can use Google Glass to skim a patient's medical history without referencing MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 8, 2014 4:49 PM ET
The tech giant's $99 device, released this week, is an impressive living room contender.
FORTUNE – Anything you can do, Amazon (AMZN) can do better -- and at cost.
That's clearly the mission behind the company's latest device, the long-rumored Fire TV: a $99 tile-shaped, coaster-sized set-top box that streams media à la Roku and Apple TV (AAPL). But the company trumps the competition, at least on the hardware side, by packing a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 4, 2014 5:22 PM ET
CEO Gina Bianchini says current platforms leave a lot to be desired.
FORTUNE -- Gina Bianchini wants local groups and organizations to expect more from their social networks.
Mightybell, a social network that officially launches today, is Bianchini's latest attempt to bring social networking to smaller communities. Her previous startup, Ning, explored custom social networks and was focused on individuals. Now she's taking a different tack with Mightybell, which aims to help small groups MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 3, 2014 12:44 PM ET
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FORTUNE -- Leave it to Mike Judge to satirize the tech boom and make it (mostly) work.
What Entourage did for Hollywood, the Office Space and Beavis and Butt-Head creator wants to do for tech with the HBO series Silicon Valley. But replace Los Angeles's glitz for Palo Alto's hyperdeveloped suburbia. And swap the smooth-talking ballers for awkward nerds hoping that their startup idea -- MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 3, 2014 9:31 AM ET
Susan MacTavish Best has thrown lavish Silicon Valley soirees for years. Now, she's thinking bigger.
FORTUNE -- Few in Silicon Valley know how to pull off a party like Susan MacTavish Best, praise that applies even on a slightly "off" night.
Best is throwing together a small, impromptu dinner in her San Francisco home, a 1,665 square-foot Victorian rental she stays at when she's not at her New York City loft. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 28, 2014 1:59 PM ET
The company's approach: build a cloud for everyone on every device.
FORTUNE -- In his first public press conference as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella announced iPad versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, available today.
"Today's briefing is all about giving you the first step on a journey," Nadella said during his opening marks. During the event, Nadella outlined a company vision that includes what he called a "critical intersection of mobile MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 27, 2014 2:21 PM ET
It's official: The once-controversial social scoring startup has been scooped up.
FORTUNE -- Social score startup Klout has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, a provider of social customer experience solutions for the enterprise, in a deal valued at nearly $200 million, Fortune has learned.
According to two sources familiar with the matter, the deal is a mix of cash and Lithium private stock. (Lithium is gearing up for an IPO, which could MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 26, 2014 6:04 PM ET
The Bitcoin exchange business also launches its first consumer-focused product today.
FORTUNE -- Circle Internet Financial has just raised another $17 million, Fortune has learned.
The Bitcoin exchange startup, founded and run by serial entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire, closed its Series B financing round, bringing Circle's total funding to $26 million. Oak Investment Partners led the round, joining other new backers such as Pantera Capital and the Bitcoin Opportunity Fund of Barry Silbert, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 26, 2014 9:00 AM ET
This time around, group messaging goes incognito.
FORTUNE -- Believe it or not, there's another anonymous app jockeying for your time.
Launching today, rumr is a free iOS and Android app that plucks contacts from a user's address book, Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), or Google + (GOOG) account and lets users create group message threads brimming with up to 100 anonymous, socially connected users. In doing so, the app makers hope rumr will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 25, 2014 10:00 AM ET
One of the Internet's oldest marketplaces remains huge, but newer competition may be nipping away at traffic.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 21, 2014 11:18 AM ET
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