This year is shaping up to be the busiest for IPOs since 2007. There are some sound investments to be made in tech IPOs, the trick is separating them from the flashes in the pan.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Earlier this year, I wrote that the sluggish tech IPO market in the first quarter of the year (four companies raising $221 million) presaged a bleak year for tech offerings in 2013. MOREOct 15, 2013 9:20 AM ET
Which tech companies offer the best child care services? Hint: Not one with many women at the top.
By Jennifer Alsever
FORTUNE -- Facebook's recently announced plans for a sprawling $120 million housing community near its Menlo Park campus will include affordable employee homes and a laundry list of amenities like a pub, convenience store, bicycle repair shop, hair stylist -- even a doggy day care. One perk missing from MOREOct 14, 2013 12:35 PM ET
... that it's profound, mundane, and best in moderation. A lot like a lot of things in real life, actually.
FORTUNE -- My friend Sarah's home burned down at the end of August. A social worker, she didn't have renter's insurance. Her friends immediately started organizing on her behalf. My sister sent around a Facebook invite for a poker tournament to raise funds. Someone else organized a fundraising page on MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Oct 9, 2013 12:31 PM ET
Advertisers who want to reach people who use social media while watching TV need to know their target audience: It's very different from the TV audience as a whole.
FORTUNE -- Social-media enthusiasts, especially those on Twitter, tend to think their hobby is more popular than it really is. If you're on Twitter a lot, and the people you know best are on Twitter a lot, it's easy to delude yourself MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Oct 8, 2013 10:25 AM ET
Are we on the precipice of another bubble? Not necessarily, but that doesn't mean there aren't issues with tech stock prices.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- 2013 is proving to be the year that the stock market fell back in love with the Internet. The question is whether the love affair this time will be an enduring one or just another bout of exuberant infatuation.
For years after the dot-com crash of MOREOct 7, 2013 11:22 AM ET
Lots of people insist on watching TV while also interacting on social networks. Facebook and Twitter are both trying to capitalize on it.
FORTUNE -- During the extremely tense opening moments of Sunday's Breaking Bad finale, someone on the East Coast wrote on Facebook (FB), "Breaking Bad ... CAN'T BREATHE."
Which seemed odd. This man was expressing an intense reaction to an intense, riveting scene, even as the scene was unfolding -- and MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Oct 4, 2013 10:37 AM ET
Everyone in the Bay Area seems to think they can start their own tech companies. They can't. Welcome to the world of the "wantrepreneur."
FORTUNE -- In places like Boston and New York, they could be called "wantrepreneurs," but here in Silicon Valley, they're just "wannabes."
They're the poseurs who think all it takes to be a startup founder is sauntering up to the bar at San Francisco's 21st Amendment or cracking open MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 3, 2013 10:22 AM ET
From Apple to ZocDoc, tech companies are hiring at a furious pace. But the No. 1 most-coveted gig just might surprise you.
FORTUNE -- If there's anything observers can say with certainty, it's that Silicon Valley remains an anomalous industry.
The numbers tell the story: Unemployment in startup-heavy San Francisco for instance, stood at 5.6% last August, well below the 8.9% state and 7.3% national averages. Most tech companies, big and small, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 1, 2013 8:03 AM ET
On the downside: Nokia -65%, Nintendo -14%, Dell -10%
FORTUNE -- Interbrand has released its 2013 report on the Best Global Brands, and although most of the coverage Monday focused on the changing of the guard at the top of the list -- with a sugar-water company, Coca-Cola (KO), ceding the No. 1 spot it held since 2000 to a technology company, Apple (AAPL) -- the results were a little more MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 30, 2013 8:34 AM ET
A number of apps and sites -- from Whisper to Snapchat -- are letting people let it all out without using real names. Is everything old new again?
By Miles Raymer
FORTUNE -- When Facebook threw open its doors to the general public in 2006, one of the handful of differences between the site and its less successful competitors was its assurances, baked into its terms of service, that the name on MORESep 27, 2013 3:51 PM ET
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