A surge in mobile devices is helping offset the decline of desktop computers.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- While the chips were down -- or rather flat -- in 2012, the global purchasing of semiconductors could see growth in 2013 as the world's top electronic brands ramp up spending. Apple and Samsung are now contending to claim the title of biggest spender.
That is good news for chipmakers in particular. The total MOREAug 5, 2013 9:57 AM ET
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
The former entertainment executive doesn't think his industry's business model is entirely broken.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Former Electronics Arts CEO John Riccitiello recently made his first public speech since stepping down on March 30. Speaking at the Casual Connect video game conference in San Francisco, the long-time video game executive says he spent a lot of the past four months, well, playing video games. Known as one of the MOREAug 2, 2013 11:51 AM ET
Google's phone-making division is planning to pursue emerging and prepaid markets.
FORTUNE -- Executives from Google and its Motorola Mobility handset maker unveiled a new premium phone, Moto X, in New York on Thursday. But Dennis Woodside, Motorola's CEO, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt say they are eager to deliver lower-priced smartphones to what Woodside calls the "super value segment."
"If I'm a middle-class mother in Brazil I might not be able MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Aug 1, 2013 3:46 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
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
Android is tops in mobile phones, Windows in PCs. Apple has a pony in both races.
FORTUNE -- Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones will grow 5.9% to 2.35 billion units in 2013, according to a report issued Monday by Gartner Inc.
But that growth is not uniform. Breaking down the 5.9% number, Gartner estimates that traditional PC shipments will fall 10.6%, mobile phone shipments will grow 4.3% and tablets MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2013 7:39 AM ET
There is still lots of room to grow in mobile, says one of the world's top Internet analysts in her annual report.
FORTUNE -- Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report is a little like Cokie Roberts's Monday morning appearances on NPR -- a litany of points of unsurprising conventional wisdom.
That doesn't make it valueless: Like Roberts's weekly reports, Meeker's annual presentations put a lot of disparate information in context and offer MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 30, 2013 6:48 AM ET
Very, according to a new Forrester survey. Microsoft and Google don't fare as well.
FORTUNE -- According to a Forrester survey released this week, the vast majority of computer users (85% worldwide, 88% in the U.S.) have little or no loyalty to a particular mobile computing ecosystem -- the nexus of devices, software, services and sheer muscle memory that tie a user to one vendor or another.
Among those users who show MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 18, 2013 6:57 AM ET
Google's latest quarterly earnings raise concerns about its mobile ad efforts. But things may turn out just fine for the tech giant. More than fine, in fact.
FORTUNE – For Google, the money has always been in advertising.
Propelled by products like AdWords, advertising generated $43.7 billion in sales last year -- a whopping 95% of Google's (GOOG) overall revenue. Its continually lucrative ad business has allowed Google to use its cash MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 23, 2013 6:34 AM ET
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