Without much fanfare, mid-sized tech companies are having a great 2013. Chief among them: Yelp.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- In the consumer-web industry, the landscape has been largely divided between the big fish and the small fry. The most-discussed companies have either been giants like Google (GOOG) or Facebook (FB) or red-hot startups with lean staff and viral offerings such as Pinterest or Tumblr.
In between these two camps, however, is a MOREAug 5, 2013 5:00 AM ET
It's not just the broader economy holding tech back. Truth is, a lot of big-cap, low-value stocks are having trouble jumping over the modest bar Wall Street has set for them.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Even by the typically unpredictable nature of quarterly earnings, the technology sector had more than its share of surprises this month. As tech giant after tech giant lined up to report their earnings this month, MOREAug 2, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Well, temporarily anyway. The goal? To see what I've gained (and lost) in the last decade.
FORTUNE -- I'm signing off Facebook for the month of August. And Twitter. And Instagram. And LinkedIn, Pinterest, & MessageMe. If you'd like to reach me before September, please send an email to my @fortune address or better yet, call me. I suspect I'll have a bit more time than usual to call you back.
Put MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 1, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Media reports about younger users leaving the social networking site aren't what they seem.
FORTUNE -- More people are using Facebook. And they're using Facebook more. The social networking site's number of monthly users has jumped 21% year over year to 1.5 billion in June; 61% of those people logged on every single day. Not surprising then that, as Facebook's robust ads business gains momentum, the firm's stock price has finally MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jul 31, 2013 12:30 PM ET
OwnerListens wants to improve online suggestions.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- OwnerListens co-founder Oren Dobronsky simply wanted feedback. After opening his restaurant Oren's Hummus Shop in Palo Alto in 2011, he spent months asking customers for their thoughts on his new establishment with little success. The customers were either too shy, or the feedback he got on websites like Yelp (YELP) wasn't specific enough. As a business owner, he needed MOREJul 19, 2013 4:26 PM ET
Twitter and Facebook aren't driving music sales online. Last.fm is. Remember Last.fm?
By Heather Muse, editor
FORTUNE -- "Be more social" is advice that pretty much every entrepreneur gets. Have a presence on Facebook. Be active on Twitter. But does that translate into sales? It's complicated.
Recent research about music sales showed a surprising social network generating an increase in sales for artists. Track plays on Last.fm, a music discovery service that has MOREJul 18, 2013 8:11 AM ET
Sharing metrics have their share of flaws but offer unprecedented insights.
By Gregory Galant @gregory, contributor
FORTUNE -- In my last column I pointed out that social shares (the number of times an article is shared on social media services like Facebook and Twitter) is the universal and publicly accessible metric for judging an article, simply because it's the only universal and publicly accessible metric for judging an article.
Not exactly a controversial stance, but MOREJul 10, 2013 10:23 AM ET
With Potluck, co-founder Josh Miller and crew want to take the idea of egalitarian Internet chatter even further.
FORTUNE -- The way 22-year-old Josh Miller sees it, there's no shortage of ways for Internet users to blog or make comments. But a place to hold high-quality discourse? That's harder to find. "Whether it's commenting on Facebook, replying on Twitter, or mingling down in the comments section below a blog post, online MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 25, 2013 1:47 PM ET
One year later, it looks that way.
FORTUNE -- It's been one year since Microsoft announced it was acquiring Yammer, a social networking tool for companies, for a whopping $1.2 billion. The plan? Use Yammer's software as a social layer across Microsoft's products and keep the smaller, San Francisco-based company as independent as possible. Twelve months in, Microsoft still has plenty of integration work ahead of it. But the Redmond-based tech giant MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 25, 2013 9:59 AM ET
A smartphone with physical keyboard? The Canadian company believes there's still a place for its new device in a market dominated by touch.
FORTUNE -- Confession: I use a BlackBerry.
Or well, I have a BlackBerry Bold 9930 for my work email (my choice) and an iPhone 5 for everything else. And you know what? It works. I've enjoyed my iPhone's many strengths over the years -- industrial design, app selection, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 23, 2013 10:24 PM ET
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