Google's latest quarterly earnings raise concerns about its mobile ad efforts. But things may turn out just fine for the tech giant. More than fine, in fact.
FORTUNE – For Google, the money has always been in advertising.
Propelled by products like AdWords, advertising generated $43.7 billion in sales last year -- a whopping 95% of Google's (GOOG) overall revenue. Its continually lucrative ad business has allowed Google to use its cash MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 23, 2013 6:34 AM ET
The first crop of fresh, original content from Amazon's Hollywood arm is now ready-to-stream. But are the shows any good?JP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 19, 2013 2:43 PM ET
The e-commerce company has turned itself around. Now it must find more ways to grow.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 18, 2013 11:34 AM ET
The social network might launch a music service this weekend and seek TV content deals with Viacom and others. What's the endgame?
FORTUNE -- Can a social network once entirely conceived around 140-character real-time updates transform itself into a multimedia hub? Twitter seems intent on trying.
Bloomberg reported this week that Twitter is in final negotiations with networks like Viacom (VIAB) and Comcast's (CMCSA) NBCUniversal that could let the social network distribute MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 17, 2013 3:02 PM ET
It looks like Microsoft may jump into wearable computing. If and when its device hits retail, here's what we'd want it to have.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 16, 2013 10:50 AM ET
Meet Kevin and Julia Hartz. The husband-wife team run the biggest ticketing service this side of Ticketmaster.
FORTUNE -- When Julia Steen parked in a church pew next to Kevin Hartz at a Santa Barbara wedding in 2003, Hartz decided he just had to talk to the fetching, young blonde.
"She was a mature 23-year-old, and I was an immature 33-year-old," Kevin says dryly.
"I was a hot mess," Julia disputes. "I didn't MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 16, 2013 9:21 AM ET
Much has been made of the rebirth of consumer hardware startups. But some high-profile examples have stumbled out of the gate.
FORTUNE -- To hear some in Silicon Valley tell it, hardware is the new software. In other words, after years of taking a backseat to the splashy launches of countless websites, apps, and the cloud, innovation on the hardware side is ramping up again. Is it? Several high-profile launches have stumbled. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 12, 2013 1:52 PM ET
Chipmaker AMD hasn't had it easy. Now three of tech's most powerful companies have embraced it for the long-term.
FORTUNE -- With its processors in 83% of PCs, Intel (INTC) overwhelmingly dominates traditional personal computing. But there's one area where the chip giant won't be winning any time soon: game consoles. If reports prove correct, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) could manage what its competitor hasn't: getting its chips into all three of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 11, 2013 7:14 AM ET
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Teacher knows if you've done the e-reading [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
They know when students are skipping pages, failing to highlight significant passages, not bothering to take notes — or simply not opening the book at all.
"It's Big Brother, sort of, but with a good intent," said Tracy Hurley, the dean of the school of business.
Microsoft MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 10, 2013 3:00 AM ET
The dream of the mid-1990s is alive and well thanks to Palmer Luckey, 20, who has invented a headset that's quickly become one of the most hotly anticipated gadgets in tech.
FORTUNE – Ask Palmer Luckey why virtual reality never took off, and he'll tell you that the technology wasn't ready. The displays used then weren't sharp enough, the response time too sluggish, and headsets too bulky to use comfortably. Worst MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 9, 2013 10:30 AM ET
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