Meet the Apple Store employees who tweet anonymously about their silly clients
FORTUNE -- Ever wanted to know what those preternaturally cheerful workers in colored T-shirts really think about working retail for Apple (AAPL)?
9to5Mac's Mark Gurman opened a window on their secret thoughts this week with a feature story about "Apple Anonymous" -- an underground society of Apple Store employees who tweet anonymously about life on the floor and behind the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 23, 2013 6:23 AM ET
Less than 3% of adults tweet or retweet news links. It seems unlikely that Twitter will ever be a powerful news platform for the masses.
FORTUNE -- To hear certain Twitter enthusiasts (or as many of them are otherwise known, Twitter obsessives) tell it, the microblogging platform represents the future of news. In some ways, Twitter is already the present of news, since most big news organizations and many journalists use MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Mar 6, 2013 9:09 AM ET
A day in the Twitter life of hedge fund manager Doug Kass
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) shares moved sharply from the red to the green Tuesday afternoon. There are a couple theories why, but the leading contender is the rumor on Twitter posted just before the stock popped by Douglas Kass, president of the Seabreeze Partners hedge fund, frequent contributor to The Street and regular guest on CNBC.
Kass, whose tweets are MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 27, 2013 8:44 AM ET
Also: Why Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom's testimony doesn't add up; former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson on his startup.
Why Xbox failed in Japan [EUROGAMER]
Doing business in Japan is not the same as doing business in the US, and the Xbox team learnt the hard way. In the US businessmen meet, discuss a contract, terms, sign and then get to work. In Japan business is done based on the strength of a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 17, 2012 5:30 AM ET
Also: Larry Page on Google; Russia backs down on Internet regulation proposal.
Fortune exclusive: Larry Page on Google [FORTUNE]
There's many areas [of Google] that are working very well. Payments seem to be an area where the uptake is a little slower. Are the challenges there technical or are they [the result of] this ecosystem of partners, banks, payment providers, et cetera? I guess you're talking about Google Wallet?
Yeah, Wallet. I think that's an MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 11, 2012 11:04 AM ET
Also: how startups are tracking you to build a cyber reputation; how living room PCs will take on video game consoles.
Google's lost social network [BUZZ FEED]
The difficulty was that Reader users, while hyperengaged with the product, never snowballed into the tens or hundreds of millions. Brian Shih became the product manager for Reader in the fall of 2008. "If Reader were its own startup, it's the kind of company that Google MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 10, 2012 5:30 AM ET
The latest dust-up between Instagram and Twitter will have lasting consequences.
FORTUNE – If your Instagram photos look wonky on Twitter, remember that's not by accident. It's by design.
Earlier this week, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced onstage at Europe's tech conference Le Web that the popular photo-sharing start-up was killing support for "Twitter cards." As Twitter explained in a post, this basically means when users click Tweets with an Instagram link, photos MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 6, 2012 11:11 AM ET
Also: why eReaders are on the decline; another look at the "mobile first" development philosophy.
Twitter loses ability to properly display Instagram photos [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
"We've decided that right now, what makes sense, is to direct our users to the Instagram Web site," Mr. Systrom said, noting that Instagram images will soon no longer be visible on Twitter. "Obviously things change as a company evolves."
Mr. Systrom did not say when images MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 5, 2012 1:50 PM ET
Also: Why HP should have listened to its CFO; is Foursquare overvalued?
HP should have listened to its CFO [FORTUNE]
As Fortune wrote in its May cover story How Hewlett-Packard lost its way:
"...with no warning to Apotheker, Lesjak made an impassioned case against the acquisition before the board. "I can't support it," she told the directors, according to a person who was present. "I don't think it's a good idea. I don't think we're ready. I think it's MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 21, 2012 5:30 AM ET
In light of last week's massive password reset, businesses should shore up their security measures. What do the experts suggest?
By Don Sears, contributor
FORTUNE -- Did Twitter force you to change your password last week? While it may have been an inconvenience to social media managers, the micro-blogging giant had some very good reasons to take this action.
Twitter admitted Thursday that it accidentally forced password updates on more accounts than MORENov 12, 2012 11:40 AM ET
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