Why would Apple put its music on Google's platform?
FORTUNE -- Billboard reported Friday that Apple (AAPL) was "thinking about" about adding an iTunes App for Google (GOOG) Android phones. Some of the instant analysis on Twitter was pretty smart. A few one-liners that caught my eye:
@stroughtonsmith: iTunes won because it made owning easier than piracy. Subscription services will invariably win because they're easier than owning.
@reneritchie: I'd much rather have iTunes for MORE
Samsung follows at $55,184. Microsoft at $42,220. Google at 23,587. Amazon at $1,439.
FORTUNE -- Here's a fun interactive graphic, produced by the online marketers at Distilled for WorldPay Zinc, a U.K.-based payment service for small business.
Click on the snapshot and it will start a clock showing you how much revenue and profit each of a dozen high-tech companies is generating by the second. On a per-minute basis, Samsung comes in first in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 20, 2014 4:21 AM ET
"Scary future" doesn't exactly jibe with "brands, brands, brands"
FORTUNE -- Every year, the South by Southwest Interactive festival comes along, and every year, like clockwork, someone must self-righteously bemoan how the festival is so over. SXSW has jumped the shark; it's too big, too noisy, no longer relevant, the worst event in the history of humankind. It never fails, every year.
If you're a startup u should be building products, talking MOREErin Griffith - Mar 12, 2014 11:11 AM ET
The Twitter co-founder says that his new online storytelling platform now has 12 million users.
FORTUNE -- Where online publishing is concerned, Ev Williams is on a roll.
The 41-year-old serial entrepreneur developed, then sold the early blogging platform Blogger to Google in 2003. More notably, he co-founded Twitter (TWTR) with Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone, an origin story fleshed out in New York Times columnist Nick Bilton's bestseller, Hatching Twitter. With MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 7, 2014 2:00 PM ET
The 20-year-old festival is constantly evolving.
FORTUNE -- In conversations with friends leading up to the SXSW Interactive, the standard response to the topic has been somewhere between pity that I'm going and disdain that they too have to attend.
Many lead-up stories to the event have reflected that tone. Business Insider declared, "Everything you've come to know and love about SXSW has died." Digiday wrote, "This will be the last SXSW MOREErin Griffith - Mar 7, 2014 1:04 PM ET
How ABC, Twitter and Samsung stage-managed the world's most re-tweeted snapshot.
FORTUNE -- The photo had everything. Lights. Action. That sparkle of spontaneity. And subjects who really know how to smile for a camera.
But the moment that turned into the world's most-retweeted post -- 3.1 million and counting -- wasn't 100% spontaneous. Rather, it was the fortuitous product of a carefully planned multimillion-dollar business arrangement that served the mutual interests of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 4, 2014 7:57 AM ET
The microblogging service has built a successful following, but it needs to rethink its longer-term strategy.
By Sanjay Sanghoee
FORTUNE -- Twitter (TWTR) was initially derided for its strange and non-intuitive format, but as most of us have seen, the micro-blogging service confounded expectations; it has become a wildly popular medium for sharing information and creating buzz, and its 140-character limit is perfect for the short attention span of modern society.
Yet, MOREFeb 21, 2014 5:00 AM ET
The league used the 63rd NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans to debut new technology.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- It's been six years since the National Basketball Association (NBA) last brought its All-Star weekend to New Orleans. While that may seem like a small gap of time to fans in the Crescent City, it's a lifetime in the technology world. In that time, the NBA has built one of the MOREFeb 17, 2014 9:06 AM ET
Secret is the latest in a line of faddish apps -- and we're burning through fads faster than ever
FORTUNE -- In a scant few days, social media app Secret went from a viral hit to a bona fide phenomenon. Launched just over a week ago, the iOS app allows users to anonymously share notes and photos.
It's been steadily climbing the App Store rankings, cracking the top 20 in social networking MOREErin Griffith - Feb 12, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Fortune sits down with the leader of the most recent anti-tech strike.
FORTUNE -- On Monday night, one tech awards show became a coalition's latest reason to rally.
Nearly 50 protesters gathered in front of San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, signs in hand, hooting and hollering to protest the Crunchies, a tech awards ceremony hosted by industry sites Gigaom, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch. While startups inside the event received award statues for categories MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 11, 2014 1:12 PM ET
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