Software hasn't just supplanted hardware in the past decade. It needs hardware as an ancillary business.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – Imagine it's 1999. Scratch that, it's 2006.
The computer in your office is made by ... well, it doesn't matter who it's made by. Unless you are in a creative profession, that computer is run on Microsoft Windows. And the phone in your pocket is made by Nokia (NOK), or -- MORESep 4, 2013 10:02 AM ET
iOS' worldwide Web share hit an all-time low as Android's surged to an all-time high.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook likes to cite NetApplications' monthly usage reports to show that no matter how much ground they lose to Google's (GOOG) Android in terms of unit sales, Apple's (AAPL) mobile devices continue to dominate the Web.
It will be curious to see if Cook cites the Web analytics firm's stats at Apple's next special event, because MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 1, 2013 7:04 AM ET
Android accounts for 79%, the government warns police, fire, EMS and security personnel.
FORTUNE -- The memo, prepared by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Intelligence and Analysis and released last Friday, is titled Threats to Mobile Devices Using the Android Operating System. It's stamped UNCLASSIFIED/FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY, but it's the kind of information you'd think the government might want to share with the mobile phone buying public as well.
On MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 27, 2013 7:57 AM ET
Tech is big in New York -- but the alley still ain't the valley. Here's our annual report card.
FORTUNE -- Last May when Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer paid $1.1 billion in cash to buy Tumblr, New York techies cheered. Finally! A New York startup exits for more than a billion dollars! This hasn't happened since Doubleclick sold to Google in 2007. And it is one of the signs people MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
A blog post spreading a hard-to-believe "rumor" that Google Glass displays will take up 6,000 square feet in Best Buy stores was reportedly taken seriously by Wall Street traders.
FORTUNE -- The issue of government leaks is once again raising the question of who is and who is not a journalist, and whether we should ask instead whether a particular act is an act of journalism, regardless of who performs it.
Crucial, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 23, 2013 1:37 PM ET
Androids are 3 times more likely than iPhones to have been bought at a discount store.
FORTUNE -- Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, which has been exploring the differences between Americans who buy Apple (AAPL) iPhones and those who choose phones running Google's (GOOG) Android, released a new set of charts to Fortune on Wednesday.
The first, above, shows that when shopping for a smartphone, Android buyers favor discount and big-box stores -- like Walmart MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 22, 2013 12:00 PM ET
The venture capital dollars are flowing on YouTube.
FORTUNE -- The rise of the YouTube studio shows no sign of abating.
On Thursday, Tastemade, a year-old YouTube studio focused on food and cooking shows, said it raised $10 million in its second major financing round from venture capitalists. The funding is the latest in a string of investments and acquisitions of digital channels or networks dedicated to creating professional video content primarily MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Aug 15, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Apple is more valuable than Google by every measure except sentiment on the Street.
FORTUNE -- In June Rolfe Winkler, writing for the Wall Street Journal's MarketBeat blog, posted an item called Big Apple, Bigger Google.
By Winkler's calculations, Google's (GOOG) value had just surpassed Apple's (AAPL). Not in market capitalization, mind you, (i.e., share price times number of outstanding shares), which is the way these thing are usually measured, but in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 12, 2013 6:35 AM ET
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen want video storytelling to be as easy as a few taps on a smartphone.
FORTUNE -- It's been eight years since Chad Hurley and Steve Chen co-founded YouTube, a video platform juggernaut where people upload 100 hours of video every minute. Now, Hurley and Chen are at it again, and they haven't strayed far with MixBit, a free app that lets users record, edit, and publish videos MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 8, 2013 12:52 PM ET
The U.S. International Trade Commission gets slapped down twice in one week.
FORTUNE -- In late 1940s, an inventor named William Graham solved the age-old problem of how to protect a plow cutting through rocky soil by adding shock absorbers to the plow's shanks. He applied for a patent, and it was granted in 1950. When John Deere (DE) incorporated the technology into its plows, Graham sued.
The case went all the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 8, 2013 9:28 AM ET
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