Shelve the Wii U, plow ahead with mobile, and more.
FORTUNE -- If Nintendo (NTDOF) isn't desperate by now, it should be.
The hallowed videogame hardware and software maker is estimating a net loss of $240 million for the fiscal year ending March 2014, largely based on poor sales of its current home console, the Wii U. It slashed Wii U sales estimates from 9 million units to 2.8 million and lowered MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 5, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Higher prices for the company's popular loyalty reward program could be a success, depending on the execution.
FORTUNE -- How much more would customers pay for an Amazon (AMZN) Prime membership?
That's the question Amazon is mulling over. During Thursday's quarterly earnings call, CFO Tom Szkutak announced that management might up Prime's $79 annual fee by anywhere between $20 and $40 due to increasing fuel and shipping costs.
The news surprised analysts. "The MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 3, 2014 12:39 PM ET
"Tens of millions" of Prime members could find themselves paying significantly more for expedited shipping.
FORTUNE -- Despite another quarter of solid sales growth for Amazon (AMZN), the Seattle-based e-commerce goliath saw its stock slide over 8% in after-hours trading.
For the fourth quarter of 2013, profits grew to $239 million, or 51 cents per share, from $97 million the same period before. Revenues climbed 26% year over year to $25.6 million. Profits MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 30, 2014 5:50 PM ET
John Donahoe tells Fortune why spinning off PayPal would hurt -- not help -- the online credit business, how eBay is changing for the better, and whether customers can expect delivery via air drone any time soon.
FORTUNE -- Ask John Donahoe about Carl Icahn's call for a PayPal spin-off, and he'll offer a veritable shrug.
"We could have come up with those points ourselves," Donahoe told Fortune during a sit-down this MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 29, 2014 2:34 PM ET
Founders Kyle Hill and Mike Townsend want to tap into a $40 billion market opportunity with their L.A. startup.
FORTUNE -- Finding and managing a good senior caregiver can be a struggle.
Just ask Kyle Hill and Mike Townsend. When Hill's grandmother in Seattle, Wash. needed a caregiver earlier this year, he and his family spent weeks screening candidates -- many ultimately unqualified -- from their home in Ohio. When they found MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 28, 2014 2:44 PM ET
With Puzzle & Dragons, GungHo Online Entertainment has a monster Japanese hit.
FORTUNE -- Few know about it stateside, but in Japan, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of Puzzle & Dragons.
Part puzzler, part dungeon crawler, part monster-collecting adventure, GungHo Online Entertainment launched the mobile game in 2012, and it now claims over 20 million users -- roughly 1/6 of the Japanese population -- who have MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 27, 2014 5:00 AM ET
With Givelocity, Susan Cooney argues even $1 a month is enough to make a difference.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 24, 2014 11:50 AM ET
A new software update hints at Max Levchin and Mike Huang's grander ambitions.
FORTUNE -- Glow, the fertility tracking app from PayPal founder Max Levchin and ex-Googler Mike Huang, isn't just about getting you pregnant anymore.
The third major software update, available Thursday, expands the app's scope beyond conception and caters to general women's health. Users will now be presented with three options: "trying to conceive," "considering pregnancy," and -- here's the biggest MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 23, 2014 12:00 PM ET
A new international career fair wants to level the playing field for tech workers abroad.
FORTUNE -- Compared with domestic candidates, international tech workers applying for jobs in Silicon Valley face a truly uphill battle. In the past, employers have had little incentive to hire an immigrant and invest thousands of dollars in legal paperwork and relocation fees.
But a new international career fair from Hired.com, an online marketplace for recruiting new MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 22, 2014 2:14 PM ET
The YCombinator-backed laundry pick-up and delivery business barely lasted seven months. One of its founders walks Fortune through the postmortem.
FORTUNE – Can technology disrupt even the most mundane chores?
That's the question Yin Yin Wu and Xuwen Cao tackled for seven months with the YCombinator-backed startup Prim before closing for good on Jan. 10.
Prim tried to be the Uber for people with dirty clothes: It was a marketplace that enabled easy payments, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 22, 2014 5:00 AM ET
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