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
One social network's stock market debut is another's handbook on what to do and what not to do.
FORTUNE -- With its stock currently hovering around $44, Facebook (FB) is sitting pretty now, but its public offering was anything but smooth. During the social network's initial months on the stock market, it came under fire for what many argued was an overinflated valuation. Indeed, its troubled trajectory to becoming a publicly-traded MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 13, 2013 6:26 AM ET
Facebook is slowly fine-tuning its ads business for the better, and that will likely reflect on Instagram ads coming next year.
FORTUNE -- Like it or not, Instagram ads are coming. But the change may not be as bad as you think.
A report from the Wall Street Journal earlier this week revealed Instagram could introduce advertising within the next year. Since its launch in 2010, the photo-sharing app has seen incredible success. Nearly MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 11, 2013 5:00 AM ET
FORTUNE -- One challenge Facebook (FB) has faced, nearly from day one, is privacy. To what extent are Facebook's 1.2 billion status update-pushing, photo upload-loving members protected?
Horace Dediu estimates that Apple will sell its billionth iOS device some time in 2014.
FORTUNE -- One of the great things about the Race to a Billion chart above, posted Friday on Horace Dediu's Asymco blog, is that it suggests that all computing platforms eventually reach a natural limit, where their growth starts to level off.
PCs running Microsoft (MSFT) Windows were the first reach 1 billion, but because the platform took MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 7, 2013 8:36 AM ET
How NASCAR is using social listening technology to bolster its brand.
By Miles Raymer
FORTUNE -- Inside NASCAR's Charlotte, N.C., headquarters, on the eighth floor where its digital group is housed, is a 500-square-foot room packed with monitors that during races display not only the action on the track but the reactions from fans on social media networks. Other monitors show graphs offering real-time analysis of the deluge of tweets and Facebook posts MOREAug 26, 2013 9:24 AM ET
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