Startup Automatic wants to make your iPhone your car's cerebral cortex.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- You will never forget where you parked your car again. Well, you may forget, but now your phone will keep you from aimlessly wandering the parking lot. Helping drivers remember where they parked is just one feature of Automatic, a new device users can plug into their car, enabling it to talk to their MOREMay 14, 2013 6:28 AM ET
Equity-based crowdfunding has yet to take shape one year after the JOBS Act was signed.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- It's been exactly one year since President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. After passing with flying colors in the House and Senate, the President called the new legislation a "potential game changer" for its ability to alter the fundraising landscape for both startups and small businesses. Of the MOREApr 5, 2013 7:30 AM ET
With Paper, a handful of ex-Microsoft employees are proving the iPad is more than just a consumption device, one digital brush stroke at a time.
FORTUNE -- If you thought the iPad was still purely a consumption device, take a few minutes to doodle around with Paper by FiftyThree.
Since co-founders Georg Petschnigg, Andrew S. Allen, Julian Walker, and Jonathan Harris launched the company nearly a year ago, its drawing app MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 27, 2013 6:58 AM ET
Ilya Zhitomirskiy was supposed to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. He had the startup, the crowdfunding, the loyal following. And then everything fell apart.
By Matthew Shaer
FORTUNE -- At 8 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2011, a San Francisco entrepreneur named Tony Lai received a call from a number he did not recognize. Lai had recently returned from a trip to Costco to pick up party supplies -- he and a friend MOREMar 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The startup's take on casual style may not be for everyone, but Nasty Gal's phenomenal growth rate is raising eyebrows.
FORTUNE -- If the name Nasty Gal rubs you the wrong way, odds are Sophia Amoruso's clothes also won't appeal either. "'Have you ever considered changing the name Nasty Gal?' is probably the dumbest question I've ever heard," says Amoruso.
The four-and-a-half year old Los Angeles-based online clothes retailer caters to twenty-something women with MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 26, 2013 8:27 AM ET
Retroactive tax bills and the elimination of a state tax-break for California's entrepreneurs and early stage investors could force them to move to ... Texas.
By Omar Akhtar, reporter
FORTUNE -- Entrepreneurs and investors in California can expect to receive a rude shock in the mail if they sold their company in the last four years. Not only did the state's Franchise Tax Board (FTB) eliminate a tax break on capital gains MOREFeb 21, 2013 7:24 AM ET
Startup ArchetypeMe wants to take personalization to the next level with a little help from Carl Jung.
By Erika Fry, reporter
FORTUNE -- How much do your social networks know about you? Too much? While many fear Google's creep and Facebook's omniscience, Michael Mendenhall, a former marketing executive at Disney and Hewlett-Packard suspects social networks are clueless when it comes to users' personalities. "Those sites are about chatting, sharing, discovery and MOREFeb 19, 2013 1:08 PM ET
New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies.
By Omar Akhtar/Graphic Nicolas Rapp
FORTUNE -- When Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to end New York's overdependence on Wall Street, the city responded by becoming the country's fastest-growing digital-technology hub. Despite less-than-stellar access to a reliable broadband network, New York now hosts over 1,800 tech companies. The city overtook Boston to become the country's MOREDec 5, 2012 5:00 AM ET
A new software platform from LightSpeed works between retailers and e-commerce.
By Caitlin Keating, reporter
FORTUNE -- Everyone -- from J.C. Penney (JCP) CEO Ron Johnson to Barnes & Noble (BKS) CEO William J. Lynch -- wants to bridge the divide between online sales and in-store experience. They might use Saturdays Surf as an example. Saturdays is a surf shop without many surfboards in sight -- they're often stashed in the MOREAug 6, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Until we see big changes like a price on carbon or an affordable, scalable source of clean energy, it's probably best to focus on small moves that can add up to a big difference.
By Dan Yates
FORTUNE -- The clean-tech world keeps looking for a revolution, but that kind of change requires shifts in technology or policy first. Until we see big changes like a price on carbon or an MOREApr 30, 2012 10:20 AM ET
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