Japan has a long of history of friendliness towards robots, and it maintains a global lead in R&D on artificial intelligence. This infatuation, though, could have serious drawbacks.Oct 30, 2013 11:34 AM ET
Map Engine Pro permits easy creation of maps for businesses.
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer
FORTUNE -- Google wants everyone to become a cartographer -- and pay for it. On Monday the search company launched Map Engine Pro, a new offering that enables employees to easily turn datasets into interactive, shareable maps. The latest addition to Google Apps for Business, the company's online suite of productivity tools for corporate customers, is designed MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 22, 2013 11:00 AM ET
With a one-day, $40 billion gain in market valuation, Google shot ahead of Microsoft.
FORTUNE -- With Apple (AAPL) easily the world's most valuable company by market capitalization -- a comfortable $77 billion ahead of Exxon (XOM) -- the action shifts to the neck-and-neck race between Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) for the No. 3 spot.
That upward dogleg in the yellow line at the far right of the attached chart is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 19, 2013 12:37 PM ET
HTC makes some of the best Android phones in the market, but that's not enough anymore.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – First Palm. Then Nokia (NOK). Then BlackBerry (BBRY). Is HTC the next smartphone maker to go from a strong contender in the smartphone market to a troubled company in need of rescue?
It's starting to look like it. Earlier this month, the company warned investors to brace themselves for the company's MOREOct 17, 2013 3:34 PM 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
comScore's August data show iOS outselling Android even without the new iPhones.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) iOS may be losing market share to Google's (GOOG) Android worldwide, but in the U.S. its share continues grow, as the latest comScore numbers show.
See chart, above.
FURTHER READING: Daniel Eran Dilger's Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer. A sample:
"The continued U.S. growth of iOS at the expense MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2013 11:02 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
Austin is getting gigabit Internet service. But it will be only for those families who can afford the high fees.
FORTUNE -- AT&T (T) has announced that it will soon offer ultra-high-speed Internet service in Austin, Texas, going head to head with Google (GOOG), which is doing the same. Finally, it seems the U.S., where the Internet was invented, might be on the way to getting Internet speeds more like those MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Oct 2, 2013 9:21 AM ET
A Q&A with Cyrus Massoumi, the founder of the fastest growing medical appointment booking service in America
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Six years after his burst eardrum and subsequent scramble to see a doctor led him to start ZocDoc, the medical appointment booking service, Cyrus Massoumi's company is growing like mad -- 2.5 million patients use the service each month, which services population centers that account for MOREOct 1, 2013 3:48 PM 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
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