The SoMa-based startup, backed by ex-Pixar execs, beefs up its three-month-old interactive app.
FORTUNE -- Before ToyTalk launched its first product this September, a free iPad app called The Winston Show, CEO and founder Oren Jacob expressed some doubt that his startup's vision -- creating a plaything capable of holding in-depth conversations with kids -- would resonate.
"I am confident this will never work in a preschool with 30 kids in it," MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 9, 2013 1:16 PM ET
The giant retailer is pushing online and mobile sales. Will the latest cyberpush help America's biggest company reach its e-commerce ambitions?
By Chanelle Bessette, reporter
FORTUNE -- Retailers and analysts have dubbed today "Green Monday," another opportunity (one week after "Cyber Monday" to promote online specials and bolster sales numbers. For retailing giant Wal-Mart (WMT), which says it already has seen record online traffic and sales this holiday season, Green Monday MOREDec 9, 2013 11:31 AM ET
By Dec. 4, the iPhone 5S was available in all 60 U.S. stores surveyed by Piper Jaffray.
FORTUNE -- In early October, two weeks after Apple (AAPL) released the iPhone 5S, the device was out of stock at 92% of the 60 U.S. stores surveyed by Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster.
Piper Jaffray has been checking the stores twice a week ever since, and on Monday Munster announced in a note to clients MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 9, 2013 9:35 AM ET
If so, why has the carrier's website since dropped any mention of Apple's smartphones?
FORTUNE -- Remember Groundhog Day, the 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray as a self-centered TV weatherman who gets stuck in a time loop and must repeat the same hated assignment again and again until he finally gets it right -- and wins Andie MacDowell's heart?
Investors who have been watching Apple's (AAPL) courtship of the world's largest mobile MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 9, 2013 7:52 AM ET
Why, a newspaper asks, was Apple's lawyer paying the doctor's taxes and utilities?
FORTUNE -- Dr. James Eason, the Memphis surgeon who performed Steve Jobs' liver transplant in 2009 -- and later bought the Memphis house where Jobs convalesced -- allowed Apple (AAPL) outside counsel to pay his taxes and utilities for nearly two years.
That revelation came at the end of Southern Transplant, Marc Perrusquia's front page story Thursday in the Memphis Commercial MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 8, 2013 12:46 PM ET
Held to 5 pages by Judge Cote, one critic blasted the DOJ with pictures worth 5,000 words.
FORTUNE -- I missed this legal curio when it was filed back in Sept. 2012 by an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case of U.S.A. v. Apple et al. But it caught the eye of both the New York Times' Media Decoder blog and the legal website Above the Law, and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 7, 2013 12:36 PM ET
It appears unlikely that Comcast would be able to acquire all of Time Warner Cable. If it makes a bid at all, it would more likely be for just part of the company, with Charter Communications getting the rest.
FORTUNE -- It's not often that an FCC commissioner weighs in on a possible merger in the communications industry. But Ajit Pai did just that in an interview with the Wall Street MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Dec 6, 2013 2:57 PM ET
The Instagram exec has always been drawn to a challenge. Snapchat just happens to be the newest one on her list.
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, the tech world was abuzz with news that Emily White plans to leave her role as head of Instagram's business operations to become of-the-moment startup Snapchat's COO.
Two years old with over 400 million daily "snaps," the ephemeral-photo sharing company surprised its northern competitors by snagging such MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Dec 6, 2013 2:29 PM ET
Warns that the technology can be used to spy on -- and record -- your private activities.
FORTUNE -- "How would you feel," Google (GOOG) chairman Eric Schmidt asked in the Guardian last April, "if your neighbour went over and bought a commercial observation drone that they can launch from their back yard. It just flies over your house all day. How would you feel about it?"
Good question. Especially after Jeff Bezos' announcement on 60 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 6, 2013 11:43 AM ET
"We're kind of a square peg in a round hole" Wojcicki says in exclusive interview
On November 22, the FDA sent 23andMe a letter saying that the company did not have approval to market its product as a medical device. The company sells DNA Spit Kits for $99, which are then mailed back to 23andMe and used to sequence part of a customer's genome. 23andMe has since stopped marketing the kits MOREDec 6, 2013 11:37 AM ET
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