With online ad rates already small -- and shrinking -- working in tiny markets seems to make little sense.
FORTUNE -- Good news! The Daily Voice, a company that produces "hyperlocal" news sites in Connecticut and suburban New York, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
OK, that's not good news at all, but neither are layoffs. And when the company was preparing to announce mass layoffs to its staff last March, Chairman MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 9, 2013 3:14 PM ET
Industry experts offer fixes for some of the green world's thorniest issues: solar expansion, recycling, establishing standards, and feeding the world's growing population sustainably.
FORTUNE -- Sometimes the best way to make a real breakthrough is to set an impossible goal.
Think of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 speech in which he called for the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Many dismissed MOREBrian O'Keefe - May 9, 2013 2:49 PM ET
Yes, Ren Zhengfei wields enormous power over the Chinese telecom giant. But the company's management is far more complex.
FORTUNE -- You may have read that Ren Zhengfei, founder and chief executive officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, has finally broken his media silence. The reclusive CEO gave his first public media briefing in -- of all places -- Wellington, New Zealand, where he addressed security concerns about his company and his involvement in MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 9, 2013 1:12 PM ET
Tablet shipments were up 106% in Q1 2013, smartphones up 48%, notebooks down 13%.
FORTUNE -- Total shipments of smart devices, which Canalys defines as notebook PCs, smartphones and tablets, hit a record 308.7 million units in the first quarter of 2013, according to a press release issued Thursday.
Unsurprisingly, given recent trends, Google's (GOOG) Android platform dominated the smartphone market, Apple's (AAPL) iOS the tablet market and Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows the notebook shipments.
The MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 9, 2013 12:27 PM ET
Unlike Apple, Samsung makes different flavors for different regional tastes.
FORTUNE -- Although from the outside they look the same, on the inside the Galaxy S4 that Samsung sells in the U.S. and the one it sells in Korea turn out to have significant differences -- including the apps processor, the wireless subsystem and the bill of materials.
The differences were discovered when the two products were dissected by the iSuppli wrecking crew MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 9, 2013 11:08 AM ET
Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act release, you can search like a spy.
FORTUNE -- The National Security Agency has declassified its training manual for using common search engines as a research tool.
Written by Robyn Winder and Charlie Speight and published in 2007 by the NSA's Center for Digital Content, Untangling the Web: An Introduction to Internet Research is a 643-page long introduction to everything from the very basics of MOREMatt Vella, senior editor - May 9, 2013 10:57 AM ET
The CEO of a key Apple supplier says the reporter tried to put those words in his mouth.
FORTUNE -- Most Asian journalists covering Pegatron's investor conference Wednesday focused on the fact that the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer's first quarter profits were up more than 80% year over year.
The theme of Thursday's second-day headlines in the U.S. was that Pegatron is on a hiring spree, boosting its workforce 40% and anticipating that communications MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 9, 2013 8:50 AM ET
Documents obtained by the ACLU reveal that government policy on email snooping is confusing.
FORTUNE -- Newly released documents show that the FBI and some U.S. Attorney's offices have created justifications to support their contention that they don't need a warrant to read citizens' private emails.
The American Civil Liberties Union published the documents on Wednesday. They "paint a troubling picture of the government's email surveillance practices," the ACLU said, especially given MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 9, 2013 7:36 AM ET
Yes, Groupon's whimsy-prone founder is gone. That doesn't mean the e-commerce company has changed its ambitions much.
FORTUNE -- Eric Lefkofsky does not know what became of Montgomery Ward & Co., the iconic Chicago catalog merchandiser and retailer that was built to last more than 100 years.
I am of two minds on his knowledge gap. On the one hand, you'd think that the man whose several companies, including the much-criticized deal-promotion site MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - May 9, 2013 7:22 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
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