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Watch MarketWatch shift its Apple colors from red to green

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Editorial sentiment is changing, but it may take some time to turn the ship around. FORTUNE -- Although it was never in quite the same boat as The Motley Fool, Insider Monkey or ValueWalk, there's been a predictable cast to the Apple (AAPL) coverage on the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch site these...
Watch MarketWatch shift its Apple colors from red to green

Startups are about to blow up the textbook

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A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning--terrifying traditional publishers. By Scott Olster, editor FORTUNE -- Call it a math lesson. Why would a school pay $80 for a textbook that may quickly become irrelevant, when it could pay around $5 or less? A...
Startups are about to blow up the textbook

Inside Google's ultrabook gambit

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With a new laptop Google is betting that living in the cloud is not just cheaper, but much better. FORTUNE -- Cloud computing has been around for some time now. But not many people believe they can do all their computing in the cloud. Not many, that is, outside the...
Inside Google's ultrabook gambit

Will the FCC get its first female chief?

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Whomever President Obama nominates to replace Julius Genachowski, there will be political fallout. FORTUNE -- There are lots of different issues that the Federal Communications Commission can affect: from media ownership rules to broadband deployment to whether broadcasters must pay insanely large fines for "wardrobe malfunctions" and people swearing during...
Will the FCC get its first female chief?

Wall Street is betting that Apple's earnings will shrink 4%

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That's a dumb bet, says Katy Huberty, given 14% growth in the markets Apple Inc. serves FORTUNE -- The chart at right, posted before Apple's (AAPL) shares lost another $12 (2.5%) Tuesday, comes out of Morgan Stanley's "What's in the Price?" stock analyzer. It suggests that at Monday's $480 a...
Wall Street is betting that Apple's earnings will shrink 4%

Taking online discussions up a notch

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With Potluck, co-founder Josh Miller and crew want to take the idea of egalitarian Internet chatter even further. FORTUNE -- The way 22-year-old Josh Miller sees it, there's no shortage of ways for Internet users to blog or make comments. But a place to hold high-quality discourse? That's harder to...
Taking online discussions up a notch

A digital maestro for every object in the home

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If startup SmartThings has its way, nearly every object in your house could one day be tracked and automated. FORTUNE -- When Alex Hawkinson and his family arrived at their Colorado home in February 2011 for a ski trip, they were shocked at the sight. Earlier that winter, the pipes...
A digital maestro for every object in the home

Wheelz acquisition: Another sign car-sharing is heating up

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Why RelayRides is buying Wheelz. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Peer-to-peer car-sharing service RelayRides announced on Tuesday the acquisition of competitor Wheelz, a San Francisco based startup also connecting users with nearby rental cars. The deal's financial terms were not disclosed, but Wheelz's financial backers have agreed to carry...
Wheelz acquisition: Another sign car-sharing is heating up

HD TV goes ultra-high-definition

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TV makers hope 4K ultra-high-definition is the next best thing for sets. FORTUNE -- Television manufacturers are desperate to find something to jolt their moribund market. Global TV shipments declined 6% in 2012, according to NPD DisplaySearch. And this year isn't likely to be much better. Now Sony (SNE), Samsung,...
HD TV goes ultra-high-definition

Cracks in objections to Internet sales taxes

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Some say collecting and remitting sales taxes would be too complicated and expensive for smaller businesses. But that doesn't seem to be the case. FORTUNE -- Taxes on Internet sales have been talked about since the birth of e-commerce. In those early Web days, one major objection was that taxes would...
Cracks in objections to Internet sales taxes

Feds say they can read your email

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Documents obtained by the ACLU reveal that government policy on email snooping is confusing. FORTUNE -- Newly released documents show that the FBI and some U.S. Attorney's offices have created justifications to support their contention that they don't need a warrant to read citizens' private emails. The American Civil Liberties...
Feds say they can read your email

Who's getting crowded out of crowdfunding?

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A Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie based Veronica Mars made its $2 million goal in 11 hours. What happens to entrepreneurs who don't already have a rabid fanbase? By Kurt Wagner FORTUNE -- Veronica Mars is back to solve a mystery: can she raise enough money to fund her own...
Who's getting crowded out of crowdfunding?

Report of fixes in Apple Maps triggers a flood of complaints

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For Apple, no good deed goes unpunished FORTUNE -- As Tim Cook promised last fall, Apple (AAPL) has been working hard behind the scenes to improve its much-maligned iOS Maps app  - the one that famously replaced Google (GOOG) Maps. On Tuesday, The Loop's Jim Dalrymple rattled off some of the...
Report of fixes in Apple Maps triggers a flood of complaints

Klout launches business portal, is gunning for brands

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The social scoring startup is making a play for business users with new enterprise features that begin rolling out today. FORTUNE -- Klout, the analytics startup that aims to measure users' influence across their social networks, is going after businesses. The San Francisco-based venture, which launched in 2008, is launching...
Klout launches business portal, is gunning for brands

Ouya: This video game console could change everything

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Flush with $15 million from Nvidia and Kleiner Perkins, the $99 Kickstarter success story keeps making waves -- and it's not even out yet. Julie Uhrman talks to Fortune about fast-tracking Ouya, those harsh early reviews, and a rumored mobile device. Still, when early units began shipping to some Kickstarter...
Ouya: This video game console could change everything

Video: Jony Ive on Blue Peter

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For American viewers, it's better than a guest spot on Sesame Street or Mister Rogers FORTUNE -- Not having grown up watching the world's longest-running children's program, the news Friday that Sir Jony Ive, designer of every Apple (AAPL) product since the Bondi blue iMac, had won a gold Blue...
Video: Jony Ive on Blue Peter

Death, Justice and Statistics: 1 billion Apple iTunes downloads

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Among the hottest courses in what Apple bills as the world's largest online catalog FORTUNE -- In a press release issued Thursday, Apple (AAPL) announced that content from its iTunes U site has been downloaded more than 1 billion times since the free educational service launched in May 2007. There...
Death, Justice and Statistics: 1 billion Apple iTunes downloads

Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

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Yesterday, it was reported that one of Tumblr's earliest investors, Union Square Ventures, received a 5,000% return on investment when Yahoo purchased the social content company for $1.1 billion. While Union Square Ventures did receive a significant amount from the deal, the firm says it was nowhere near that high...
Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

Apple analysts scramble to lower their June estimates

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The Street's expectations for fiscal Q3 2013 are down at least 5% since early March FORTUNE -- Although Apple (AAPL) investors are plenty nervous about next week's March quarter earnings report, the stock's drop to 16-month lows this week may have more to do with jitters about the next report...
Apple analysts scramble to lower their June estimates

The biggest deterrent for women in tech

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New survey results from job marketplace Elance. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- A new survey by online job marketplace Elance found that men and women share similar opinions when it comes to women working in the tech industry. The results, which consisted of answers from close to 7,000 freelancers mainly...
The biggest deterrent for women in tech

Life, death and free culture in the Mission

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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, contributor FORTUNE -- At 8 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2011, a San Francisco entrepreneur named Tony Lai received a call from a number...
Life, death and free culture in the Mission

The four toughest environmental challenges in business

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Industry experts offer fixes for some of the green world's thorniest issues: solar expansion, recycling, establishing standards, and feeding the world's growing population sustainably. FORTUNE -- Sometimes the best way to make a real breakthrough is to set an impossible goal. Think of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 speech in...
The four toughest environmental challenges in business

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, IACI, VZ)

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Good morning!  Here's the news. Come back to SAI later! Buzzfeed is launching a business section with now former Reuters tech and media editor Peter Lauria heading it up. Oliver Samwer is one of the Samwer brothers who made their fortune launching European clones of American tech companies. He's just...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, IACI, VZ)

A new way to invest in green energy

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Well-known executives from Wal-Mart, Gap, and others are trying make up for the slack in clean tech investment. By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- In the world of venture capital they call it the valley of death. Scores of promising start-ups armed with innovative green technology end up stranded...
A new way to invest in green energy

Yes, Jarrod, Apple does have $137.1 billion in liquid assets

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Another day, another Apple-bashing headline on Seeking Alpha FORTUNE -- When you write about Apple's (AAPL) finances for a living, your fingers can get tired of typing -- and your readers can get tired of reading -- "cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities" every time you want to refer to...
Yes, Jarrod, Apple does have $137.1 billion in liquid assets

Qualcomm wants you to say its name

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The chip maker got out of the consumer device business long ago. It's now realizing that it can no longer afford to take a back seat, even if it doesn't sell directly to mobile users. FORTUNE -- Anyone who witnessed Qualcomm's opening keynote at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las...
Qualcomm wants you to say its name

About that Bloomberg report of 'falling iPad mini demand'

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The CEO of a key Apple supplier says the reporter tried to put those words in his mouth. FORTUNE -- Most Asian journalists covering Pegatron's investor conference Wednesday focused on the fact that the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer's first quarter profits were up more than 80% year over year. The theme...
About that Bloomberg report of 'falling iPad mini demand'

Huawei CEO Guo Ping on his company's unusual governance structure

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In a rare interview, Guo Ping CEO of China's Huawei discusses how his powerful company is organized. FORTUNE -- Huawei's massive presence at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona couldn't be missed. Conference-goers were greeted with the Chinese telecom giant's electronic ads as soon as they stepped off the...
Huawei CEO Guo Ping on his company's unusual governance structure

Tech companies: gay marriage ban is bad for business

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Companies like Apple, Facebook, eBay and Intel will add their support in the legal fight against same-sex marriage bans, Fortune reports. [Read more]...
Tech companies: gay marriage ban is bad for business

Apple, Samsung and the 'profit share trap'

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The current state of affairs, writes an analyst from Hyderabad, is untenable. FORTUNE -- In the midst of a loud debate over which matters most in the smartphone wars -- market share or profit share -- Sameer Singh calmly analyzes the situation from the perspective of disruption theory. Writing on...
Apple, Samsung and the 'profit share trap'
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