Pitch your hot mobile startup at MobileBeat 2011!

It’s that time of the year again: VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2011 conference is coming up on July 12 – 13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This year our theme is “Who wins in the 4G nirvana?” We’ll be focusing on the rise of 4G and what it means for every aspect of the mobile industry.

Google's $500M DOJ fine all about illegal online drug ads

The mysterious $500 million Google set aside in the last quarter for an ongoing Department of Justice probe was finally made clear last night. Google is apparently close to settling a criminal investigation over ads from illegal online pharmacies that have earned the company hundreds of millions, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Martha Stewart loves her iPad and Galaxy Tab

Yes, that Martha Stewart. In a conversation with Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson at the magazine’s business conference today, Stewart declared her love for the iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab — both for consuming media, and for helping to carry on her brand.

Crackberry evolved: RIM announces BlackBerry Bold Touch, OS 7

Research in Motion is taking another swipe at integrating touchscreen technology with its iconic keyboards, following the limp release of the BlackBerry Torch last summer. The company today announced the long-awaited BlackBerry Bold Touch, as well as the BlackBerry 7 operating system, at its BlackBerry World conference in Orlando.