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Justin FritzJustin Fritz

, Executive Editor


Facebook Phone Shows Mark Zuckerberg isn’t Out of Bad Ideas

Well, it’s certainly safe to say that the Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) IPO was a flop. It became official last week when Bloomberg pointed out that (emphasis added) “Facebook Inc. (FB)’s initial public offering, which set a record for technology companies by raising more than $16 billion, also has the distinction of producing the worst return...

Google’s Taking Aim At Photographers

Ask and you shall receive… For those of you who are new to Wall Street Daily, each Friday I post a brief sampling of technology trends that I’ve been following for the week. And at the end of these “Friday Briefings,” you get a chance to select which topic interests you most. Then, if a...

MIT’s New “No Tears” Solution for Drug Injections

I’m one of those rare people that actually enjoys getting my blood drawn. I know that sounds strange. But there’s something about the process that fascinates me, from the needle piercing the skin to the way the blood blasts into the tube. If you’re getting squeamish right about now, chances are you don’t share my...

Cardify Simplifies the Annoying Store Loyalty Process

Loyalty cards are great for getting free cups of coffee at a local cafe and for merchants who want to drive repeat business. But does anyone actually enjoy carrying them around? That’s one reason I’m so excited about the mobile wallet movement. Applications like Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Wallet can process loyalty information automatically at the...

Nuance Puts Siri-Like Technology in Cars

Yesterday, I discussed how one of my top technologies to watch in 2012 – motion recognition technology – is showing signs of building momentum. Another item on my watch list – voice control technology – is also beginning to pick up steam. Only it’s not necessarily in the smartphone industry, as I expected. You see,...

New Sensor Technology Set to “Leap” Ahead of Microsoft

Back in December, I added spatial gesture technology – or the ability to control user interfaces using movement – to my list of top technologies to watch this year. With good reason. Take the popularity of Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) Kinect device, for instance. This motion control attachment for the company’s Xbox 360 console replaces standard...