So-called recommendation engines still have a long way to go.
By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- As you grow older and busier, it becomes more difficult to make spontaneous discoveries. Or at least that's the theory behind a bevy of so-called predictive apps purporting to know each user well enough to hand them their next favorite song, restaurant, or magazine article.
I gave these tools a test run on a recent trip MOREApr 2, 2013 6:54 AM ET
Flipboard announced its personalized magazine app has 50 million users and released v. 2.0, which most notably includes the new ability for users to create and curate their own virtual magazines with Web stories, items from their social networks, and music files.
Global Internet slow after 'biggest attack in history' [BBC NEWS]
A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet.
It is having an impact on MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 27, 2013 2:07 PM ET
TV is clearly outshining the movies. But when will we know if original content from companies like Netflix is a workable business?
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Television is enjoying something of a golden age. With shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones drawing praise as well as rabidly loyal viewers, it's often remarked that TV is better than the movies. And, because golden ages can create MOREMar 14, 2013 9:31 AM ET
Also: A look at Cisco CEO's radical new strategy; why Netflix got in trouble over a simple Facebook post.
Special report: Amazon's billion-dollar tax shield [REUTERS]
Amazon's Luxembourg arrangements have deprived European governments of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax that it might otherwise have owed, as reported in European newspapers. But a Reuters examination of accounts filed by 25 Amazon units in six countries shows how they also allowed the company MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 7, 2012 2:24 PM ET
Also: Why Apple and HTC settled their patent fight; YouTube readies another round of convent investment.
Why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation [THE VERGE]
Apple's victory over Samsung is much less a predictor of future succes than you might think. Apple had essentially a perfect storm of facts in the Samsung case: the large number of Samsung devices that look exactly like Apple devices, the internal Samsung evidence showing the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 12, 2012 5:30 AM ET
Also: Carl Icahn nabs a 10% stake in Netflix; Path comes to the iPad.
How hurricane Sandy slapped the sarcasm out of Twitter [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
At my home in suburban New Jersey, a 30-foot limb dropped down at 4 p.m., so the illusion that this was an event happening to someone else quickly dissipated. And at 8 p.m., just when we hunkered down in front of the big screen, the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 1, 2012 8:01 AM ET
Also: Google poised to plunge hundreds of millions more in original content. Did Amazon once offer to buy Netflix for $12 million?
Silicon Valley's Stock Funk [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
Home prices in the region are still rising, but with wealth ebbing, some agents sense a slowdown.
Nicholas Tarantola, a Realtor with Zephyr Real Estate in San Francisco, said activity has slowed over the past month, with homes that might have received 10 offers MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 8, 2012 1:03 PM ET
HR cloud software company Workday files for IPO; Google and Apple CEOs talk patent issues.
Exclusive: Google, Apple CEOs in talks on patent issues [REUTERS]
One possible scenario under consideration could be a truce involving disputes over basic features and functions in Google's Android mobile software, one source said. But it was unclear whether Page and Cook were discussing a broad settlement of the various disputes between the two companies, most of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 31, 2012 6:30 AM ET
Hulu finally comes to Apple TV; is the social web IPO window closed?
YouTube to double down on its 'channel' experiment [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
The company says it will put in another $200 million to market the channels as it attempts to upgrade its content from simple user-generated videos and to lure more viewers and advertising. The site has launched nearly 100 new channels so far this year, attracting talent such as MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 31, 2012 12:28 PM ET
Why companies are offering employees unlimited vacation; Scott Thompson opens up on life post-Yahoo.
The story of Steve Jobs: An inspiration or a cautionary tale? [WIRED]
Join or get out of the way—it's a phrase that sums up what Jobs' life has taught his admirers today. Andrew Hargadon, a professor at UC Davis and author of How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate, points out that Jobs' brashness has helped inspire MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 24, 2012 4:00 AM ET
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