Now it's time to meet Jeffrey Sandlin! O gosh o golly o wow! I can't wait!….Wait…who the hell is that guy?
[Update: the investor group has since announced it would buy 65 percent of Skype for $1.9 billion, valuing Skype at $2.75 billion]
Opera Software just released the final version of Opera 10, the latest revamp of its pioneering-but-not-terribly-popular web browser.
Silicon Mitus raised a second round of funding for its business of making power management chips. The funding stands out, since relatively few chip startups are getting funding these days. The amount wasn’t disclosed.
The next Kingdom Hearts game might have just gotten a LOT more interesting.
Update: Khosla Ventures just sent us a press release confirming the news.
It’s pretty common to see video game art based on Mega Man. Example: These two versions of the iconic blue bomber made entirely with beads [via technabob]:
SealCOS is announcing today that it is launching a certification process to ensure that consumers are visiting an authentic site belonging to a well-known brand. The Seal of a Certified Site is meant to sift officials sites from the pretenders.
Beta testing can sometimes seem like a meaningless term, with Google in particular keeping applications in beta for ridiculous periods of time. But it’s still an important tool for web testing and development, and one that can get complicated, when you’re trying to keep things private. Now a startup called Prefinery says it wants to handle the hassle of beta test management for you.
This is one of my 1UP blog posts I’m most fond of, so I’d like to post it as my first piece on Bitmob. Hope you enjoy.
Crispin and I recap our highs and lows at EGM through the decades in another Sore Thumbs reprint, updated for your reading pleasure.
Now that the unluckily numbered Final Fantasy 13 has an English voice dub, are you sure that you still want to enroll in Intro to Japanese for the fall semester?
There’s been a lot of activity within the membership of the IGDA regarding Tim Langdell of Edge Games and his position on the board of directors in the past weeks.
Private equity is starting to get the hint. Is it time for venture capital to do the same?
Turning the U.S.’s rickety paper-based system of health records into a state-of-the-art electronic one is no pretty task.
Here’s the latest action:
Sorry about the horrible quality. I’m working on attempting to make it a bit more understandable. If anyone has any ideas ( or would like to help me clean it up) I’d be more than happy to accept the advice
We’ve got an exciting lineup for this week’s Mobcast. Special guest Christian Nutt of Gamasutra makes his Mobcast debut. Greg Ford returns to the Mobcast, and we somehow convinced Michael Donahoe to stop giving people piledrivers to join the show.
The Federal Communications Commission will evaluate the potential for a single content rating system that would span various forms of media, including video games, movies, TV and music.
I just realized that Demian is still on vacation this week, so we have to extend the deadline of the Mobcast Needs Your Help contest until Saturday, Sept. 12. If you have a submission for an audio intro to our podcast, please send it in, and we may ask you to appear on a future episode.
As Palm, Google, and others roll out their smartphone platforms, you might think Apple should be worried about keeping the momentum going on its iPhone. Not so, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster in a note sent out earlier today — the competition just drives more people to Apple.
Could Twitter save the stale summer rerun? Television network Fox is hoping that the popular social media will bring new life (and additional viewers) to repeats of the shows Fringe and Glee.
If the online masses can be harnessed to the millions for YouTube videos and protests, it’s only a mental hop, skip and jump to organizing the same for shopping deals.
The life blood of Silicon Valley is venture capital, but the industry is under huge strain. Some estimates suggest venture capital dollars could be cut in half.
Wi-Fi ad network JiWire has published a study on roaming Wi-Fi users demographics and behavior.
Many of us see an ESRB an complain about it. I am only one of many gamers who think’s this system is flawed and not just by the age limits it has. There is other things wrong with it as well and I can’t shake the feeling like someone is pulling wool over my eyes.
iWalk, a startup in Cambridge, Mass., that builds “wearable devices for human augmentation” has announced a $21 million Series B round led by Cambridge-based General Catalyst Partners. GCP partner John Simon has taken a seat on the board, while iWalk co-founder and MIT prof Nicholas Negroponte — most recently known for the XO computer project — has disappeared from the list.
I guess no one has a clue what the increasingly fashionable term “cloud computing” means. At least, that’s the message we’re meant to take away from a new video from Cisco (embedded below), where many people are asked what cloud computing is, and most of the on-camera responses are confused, way out there, or both.
Apple’s MacBook Air will soon be challenged on its super-slimness, by Windows-powered computers from Asus that may lack Apple’s aluminum-cased pizazz but will cost a lot less. Welcome to the world of co-opetition: Asus manufactures components for some of Apple’s MacBook and iPod products.
In another boost for games on the iPhone, console game king Rockstar Games is preparing to launch two major games on the iPhone and iPod Touch.