Why the big three Russian mobile phone carriers cut their ties with Apple.
FORTUNE -- There's good money to be made selling cell phones in Russia, a country with more than 180 million mobile subscribers. Three Russian carriers account for eight out of 10 of those mobile phones, and there's enough money to be made reselling them to make Maxim Nogotkov, the college drop-out who runs the country's second-largest independent chain, one of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 16, 2013 10:20 AM ET
The Kickstarter darling has a long way to go before it upends gaming.
FORTUNE -- Given my disappointment over the Wii U and the traditional gaming industry's trend toward iterative games with bigger budgets, I wanted to love the Ouya because it stood for everything the company and competitors like Sony (SNE), Microsoft (MSFT), and Nintendo did not. But after some time with the indie console, I realize it too has MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 12, 2013 12:08 PM ET
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's vision for the company is Jobsian.
FORTUNE -- It is said that to a hammer everything looks like a nail, and I'm willing to acknowledge, at least for now, that I tend to view tech industry news through the prism of Apple. After all, it's the company I've covered more than any other, including a three-part feature in the current issue of Fortune and a book last year, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jul 12, 2013 9:48 AM ET
Changing its culture is going to be harder.
FORTUNE -- Now that Microsoft's long-rumored reorganization is here, the question becomes whether the massive changes are enough to achieve CEO Steve Ballmer's vision of "one Microsoft."
Under the restructuring, teams within the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant will focus their efforts on operating systems, apps, the cloud, and devices but also contribute to all of the company's core products, from Windows to Xbox. Several MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 11, 2013 1:16 PM ET
Nokia's new Lumia 1020 features a 41-megapixel camera.
By Matt Vella, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Nokia is doubling down on one of the oldest features of the smartphone: the camera.
At a press conference on Thursday, the struggling Finnish electronics giant unveiled its latest smart phone, the Nokia (NOK) Lumia 1020. Its marquee feature: a built-in camera that packs a 41-megapixel sensor. The device, which the company had been teasing ahead of MOREJul 11, 2013 12:23 PM ET
Sony's Jack Tretton thinks the company has the right strategy this time around.
By Matt Vella, senior editor
FORTUNE -- The battle between a new generation of video game consoles is, in reality, still months away. Consumers won't be choosing between Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4 until later this fall, when both devices become available. But the contest between the two has already heated up online, as the details MOREJul 9, 2013 2:22 PM ET
Don Mattrick may be the troubled game maker's best shot at coming out on top again
FORTUNE -- Desperate times call for desperate measures. In the case of flailing casual gaming company Zynga (ZNGA), that meant installing a new CEO. Earlier this week, the company announced founder and long-time CEO Mark Pincus would step down, making way for Don Mattrick, the former president of Microsoft's (MSFT) Interactive Entertainment unit, which includes MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 2, 2013 12:33 PM ET
The growth in wearable computing could also be a new source of profits.
FORTUNE -- Intel was slow to enter the mobile market, but the chipmaker says it is now taking steps to speed up development of its Atom chip line for mobile devices. It's also rushing ahead to provide silicon (and services) to another potentially hot market: wearables, a new product category which includes connected glasses and watches.
The company's top MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jul 1, 2013 10:04 AM ET
Hardcore PC gaming appears to be alive and kicking.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- While Microsoft and Sony elaborated on their new video game consoles earlier this month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo there was another system that showed signs of renewed life: the PC. Despite the moribund market for mainstream computers, hardcore PC gaming seems to be alive and well.
In past years the PC had been a dominant part of MOREJun 26, 2013 11:42 AM ET
The famed creator of The Sims and SimCity is working on a new startup.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Will Wright has created some of the most successful video games of all time, including Electronic Arts' SimCity and The Sims, which has sold over 150 million copies worldwide. The game developer left EA and the Maxis studio he founded back in 2009, shortly after his long-in-development Sport launched in 2008 and failed MOREJun 25, 2013 10:35 AM ET
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