• 10 Questions: Vikas Gupta, co-founder and CEO, Play-i

    On teaching children how to program, being comfortable with uncertainty, and the challenges of growth.

    FORTUNE -- Vikas Gupta is an entrepreneur with a dream to help young children build a foundation in computer programming. That's why Gupta co-founded Play-i, which has developed two toy robots that children can control with tablets and smartphones by putting together simple lines of code.

    Gupta's inspiration for Play-i came two years ago when he was taking time MORE

    - Apr 16, 2014 2:32 PM ET
  • Level Money wants you to think before you spend

    A new service tackles budgeting for millennials by emphasizing the view ahead (and not the one in the rearview).

    FORTUNE -- Most financial services apps try to take the friction out of payments and make it easier to spend money.

    Level Money doesn't exactly want to turn the clock back, but it wants you to think before you spend. It's aimed squarely at millennials who are overburdened with debt and who, in MORE

    - Apr 16, 2014 2:11 PM ET
  • Review: Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung's flagship phone is long on features, but short on follow-through.

    By Jason Cipriani

    FORTUNE -- Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the finest Google Android phone of them all?

    For a brief moment last week, the answer was clear: the HTC One (M8), which I declared in these pages -- without hyperbole! -- to be the best Android device on the market. But as I mentioned in that review, Samsung would shortly MORE

    Apr 16, 2014 8:10 AM ET
  • Yahoo reports modest earnings, but Alibaba shines

    Yahoo's quarterly revenues fail to impress, but Alibaba growth rides in as a dark horse.

    FORTUNE -- Yahoo (YHOO) slightly edged out Wall Street expectations on Tuesday after it posted 2014 first-quarter earnings of 38 cents per share on revenue of $1.087 billion, a tiny increase from the same period a year ago.

    Analysts were looking for earnings of 37 cents per share on revenue of $1.08 billion. Shares were up 6% in after-hours trading.

    A big MORE

    - Apr 16, 2014 7:15 AM ET
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  • Samsung okayed Apple attack ads 2 days after Steve Jobs died

    Remember those snarky TV spots mocking Apple customers waiting in line for an iPhone?

    FORTUNE -- Here's an interesting sequence of events, buried between the lines of a Samsung e-mail trail that Apple (AAPL) entered into evidence as part of its big patent infringement suit, now in its third week.

    -- Oct. 4, 2011: From Samsung's VP of U.S. sales Mike Pennington to Samsung America CEO Dale Sohn and chief marketing officer Todd Pendleton.

    "As you have shared MORE

    - Apr 16, 2014 2:45 AM ET
  • Exclusive: Automattic seeking to raise more than $100 million

    The round will value the company behind WordPress.com at north of $1 billion.

    FORTUNE -- Automattic, the company that runs blogging platforms WordPress.com and WordPress VIP, is out raising between $100 million and $150 million in new venture capital funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

    The round values the company at more than $1 billion and would be a slight step up from its valuation in September 2013. At the time, Tiger MORE

    - Apr 15, 2014 4:33 PM ET
  • Why Google and Facebook are drooling over drone companies

    Interest in Titan Aerospace and others is not just about the "next billion" Internet users.

    FORTUNE -- For a few weeks last month, it seemed clear enough: Facebook (FB) would acquire the long-range solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace and use its technology to deliver Internet to remote areas of the world. It was ostensibly a hedge against Google's balloon-driven Project Loon and the possibility that Google (GOOG), rather than Facebook, would connect the MORE

    - Apr 15, 2014 3:30 PM ET
  • Twitter plays defense with deal for Gnip

    Deal follows Apple's acquisition of Topsy, one of just four Twitter data resellers.

    FORTUNE – This morning Twitter (TWTR) acquired Gnip, a social data company, for an undisclosed amount. The deal will likely mint Gnip's early investors a healthy return, as the Boulder-based startup had only raised $6.64 million in venture backing with 85 employees. Back-of-the-envelope estimates say the company had been running on its own profits for some time.

    The deal marks a MORE

    - Apr 15, 2014 11:11 AM ET
  • Digital financial advisers bulk up: Betterment raises $32 million

    Funding comes on the heels of competitor Wealthfront raising $35 million.

    FORTUNE -- A crop of new websites is fighting to help manage your money. They're offering lower fees than traditional financial advisers, improved service, and a host of bells and whistles, from slick mobile apps to elaborate interactive dashboards. Increasingly, they're backed by deep-pocketed investors from the industry they're trying to disrupt.

    Betterment is the latest company to enter the fray. On Tuesday the firm said it MORE

    - Apr 15, 2014 8:56 AM ET
  • In China, a momentary pause for tech purchases

    As subsidies end, the market for consumer electronics in China is slipping. But it won't stay back for long.

    By Peter Suciu

    FORTUNE -- For the first time ever, sales of consumer electronics last year in Asia, led by China, exceeded sales in North America. To industry observers and demographers alike, the rapid growth of the Chinese market for consumer electronics comes as no surprise: There are now more than 160 MORE

    Apr 15, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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