Now anyone can star in their own “This American Life”-esque story and share it with the world using just their iPhone: Broadcastr, a startup dedicated to tying personal audio stories to specific locations, launched its free iPhone app today.
stories by Devindra Hardawar
Microsoft’s Kinect motion control system for the Xbox 360 has surpassed 10 million units sold, with more than 10 million Kinect standalone games sold as well, the company announced today.
Apple’s iOS 4.3 update for the iPhone and iPad has officially landed, bringing with it new features like improved support for AirPlay media streaming, and WiFi hotspot capabilities that let you share your mobile internet connection with other devices.
Microsoft announced today that the final version of Internet Explorer 9 will be available on March 14 at 9 p.m. Pacific time, marking the end to several months of testing of its bold new browser design.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet won’t be without tunes when it launches. The company announced yesterday that it has inked a deal with 7digital to pre-install its online music store on the PlayBook, bringing with it some 13 million songs, Reuters reports.
Entrepreneurs Roundtable, an organization that hosts monthly events to assist budding startups, is launching its first startup accelerator in New York City today. Simply dubbed ER Accelerator, the organization bills it as a program “by New Yorkers, for New Yorkers.”
Deutsche Telekom is apparently in talks with Sprint to sell its T-Mobile USA division, sources in the know tell Bloomberg.
How much is Nokia’s support for Windows Phone 7 worth to Microsoft? Try more than $1 billion, two sources familiar with a deal between the companies tell Bloomberg.
As if Skype’s interface needed more clutter, the Internet voice and video chat company announced today that it’s bringing advertising to its service.
Sprint may be gearing up to take the upcoming CTIA wireless trade show by storm: The company is supposedly planning to launch a 4G version of the Nexus S, a 3D version of the EVO 4G, and a tablet dubbed the EVO View, Engadget reports.
This probably isn’t the way Research in Motion wanted to prepare for its long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook tablet launch: The company announced Friday that chief marketing officer Keith Pardy is leaving the company for “personal reasons,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
Microsoft won’t be ready to deliver its first operating system built with tablets in mind, Windows 8, until late 2012, Bloomberg reports.
I hope Apple announces its new plans for digital music purchases soon, because I’m getting tired of the constant speculation. This time around, it seems Apple is negotiating deals with record companies to allow customers to download music they’ve purchased across multiple devices, Bloomberg reports.
Newly launched mobile app Thrutu aims to make it a cinch to multitask during phone calls.
Notorious content farm Demand Media announced today that it has purchased CoveritLive, a popular “liveblogging” tool used to cover events as they happen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Research in Motion is planning to bring its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app to Android and Apple’s iOS, according to the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
Want an iPad for $100 less then you could get it yesterday? Following the announcement of the iPad 2 today, which will be available starting at $499, Apple has reduced the starting price of the original iPad to $399.
During Apple’s press event for the iPad 2 today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed some impressive new statistics: Apple has sold 100 million iPhone as of last week, users have downloaded 100 million ebooks via its iBooks store, and it just recently surpassed $2 billion paid to app developers through its App Store.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will hit store shelves on April 10, multiple sources tell the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
After shipping 15 million iPads in 2010, Apple is expected to deliver 40 million iPads in 2011, supply chain sources tell the site Digitimes.
It’s just like Microsoft to have a perfectly good tablet solution and do nothing with it.
MobileNation is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Nuvvyo, the maker of JetStreamHD, is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Tomorrow’s iPad 2 launch isn’t the one that we should be getting excited about, instead we should reserve our enthusiasm for the iPad 3, which is apparently due later this year, an Apple employee tells the Cult of Mac.
Now that Android devices featuring Nvidia’s powerful dual-core Tegra 2 chip are finally making their way to consumers, the company has launched its Tegra Zone app to feature games that can take advantage of the beefy hardware.
V3 Systems is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
I was a big fan of Internet training site Grovo when we covered it in October, and now the site is relaunching with a cleaner interface that opens up more of its content to the public and a premium service.
Chalk up yet another victory for Microsoft’s Bing search engine. It has overtaken Yahoo in search traffic for the month of January 2010, according to web analytics company StatCounter.
Stepping into the word of art collecting can be a costly and difficult experience, especially for the uninitiated. New York City-based Artsicle, which is launching today, aims to help anyone kickstart their art collections with its carefully chosen selection of original art.
If you’re preparing for a major test like the SAT or GRE, or simply want to improve your everyday vocabulary, Phocabulary for the iPhone and Android is a must-have tool.
Kuggaa Mobile is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
ApSynth is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
It’s not an official announcement, but with some creative math it appears that Verizon’s iPhone 4 surpassed 1 million units sold in its first weekend, The Street reports.
Motorola will be bringing its Webtop apps and their corresponding docks to all of its high-end smartphones in the second half of this year, CEO Sanjay Jha told investors today.
Everyone has a story to share, and New York City-based Broadcastr aims to help you share them.
Around 150,000 Gmail users woke up to a nasty surprise over the weekend: their Gmail accounts — including email, chats, attachments and contacts — had disappeared into the cloud, the Huffington Post reports.
We reported a few weeks ago that the iPhone 5 would likely feature a 4-inch screen, an upgrade over its predecessors’ 3.5-inch displays, and now we have our first glimpse as to what that larger display may look like thanks to a Chinese Apple part reseller.
Google last night announced a major update to its search algorithm that aims to remove low-quality sites from search results and improve the rankings for high-quality sites.