MetaLab, an interface design company that also produces a few products, has just unveiled a major new redesign of its collaboration app, Flow.
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The state of New York announced that it had reached agreements with 19 companies to get them to stop posting fake reviews online.
Today’s deal news includes Flipboard, AngelList, UniversityNow, Addy, and TechShop.
We’re entering an unusually busy week in IPO-land, with no fewer than 13 initial public offerings planned in the U.S.
Editor’s Pick Today, one major provision of the JOBS Act went into effect: The end of the ban on general solicitation. One company, TechShop, shows how that could make a major, positive economic difference.
Guest Post When you come close to dying, and survive, a lot of things change. Here’s what I learned about work, my startup, and life in general.
Editor’s Pick Breaking Bad contains a lot of valuable advice for entrepreneurs. Sure, Walter White may be a terrible boss. But consider this: Steve Jobs was a terrible boss, and look how well Apple did under his leadership.
The party don’t start until I walk in. And soon, you’ll know exactly when I’ll be walking in. Because that Uber car I just hailed? The Uber app is going to let me tap a button called “Share my ETA,” which will send all my friends a text message stating just when my Uber car is going to arrive.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan made a large investment into the Rocket Internet-backed Dafiti Group, one of Latin America’s largest e-commerce retailers.
Facebook has published a detailed, technical white paper explaining how it solved many of the challenges it faced as it grew to serve 1.1 billion people.
Guest Post Peers is a self-described “grassroots organization” that launched last month to “mainstream, protect, and grow the sharing economy.”
Twitter announced on Sept. 12 that it had filed a confidential S-1 in preparation for going public. The questions are: Why? Why now? And what will the IPO do to the Twitter we know and love?
Updated 9/16 with clarifications via AT&T, and a correction.
Brooklyn-based Amplify envisions a future where children learn at their own pace, by playing games on Android tablets — and generating lots of data as they do.
VentureBeat’s new mobile site, which is powered by a new Zemanta product, will provide more relevant news stories for you to look at, without having to reload the page.
The world expects a lot from Apple. So when it releases a perfectly decent upgrade to its already-excellent iPhone line, we can’t help but feel a bit disappointed.
NewsWhip, whose news-finding dashboard “Spike” helps journalists identify news stories breaking on social networks, has raised a $1.1 million seed round.
Netflix takes resiliency so seriously that it uses virtual “monkeys” to cause unpredictable failures throughout its production system — just to make sure its fail-safe systems are working.
SAN FRANCISCO — VentureBeat today announced a partnership with Spoke Software to deliver a competitive intelligence service called VB Profiles.
Videoconferencing is coming of age, says Dave Gilbert, the CEO of Simple Signal.
Cloud service brokerages integrate bundles of cloud services and enable their distribution partners to sell them to small and medium sized businesses via simple point-and-click web dashboards.
SAN FRANCISCO — Popular car-information site Edmunds.com began a major project last year, shifting its code from servers running in its own data center to code running on Amazon Web Services.
SAN FRANCISCO — For interactive agency Canvas, switching to a single cloud hosting provider has made the company nimbler, faster, and able to take on projects it couldn’t easily tackle before.
VentureBeat is announcing a new events package that will enable you to attend four of our signature events for a fraction of the price.
Vineet Jain came to America 20 years ago with $100 in his pocket. Now he’s running a successful Silicon Valley company. But he’s got even bigger plans.
VentureBeat has a new RSS feed. Here’s the URL you need — and a bunch of others, if you’d like a smaller, more focused selection of each day’s news.
Guest Post A digital agency called Canvas is using Platform as a Service (PaaS) tools for competitive advantage, not just as a way to increase uptime. Here’s how.
Even in its unfinished state, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear tells us a lot about where the emerging smartwatch industry is going
Even if you don’t have a telescope of your own, or your own personal DIY Dobsonian project is still a few months from completion, you can watch Neptune tonight, thanks to a Space.com webcast.
Parse.ly, a provider of a real-time analytics service for content publishers, gained a little extra firepower by way of a $5 million series A investment led by Grotech Ventures.
Guest Post The ground-up software rewrite is the bane of many organizations. Fortunately, we have the ultimate real-life example of a rewrite in action right here in San Francisco: the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
The NSA’s seemingly unfettered access to American digital communications could put a very serious hurt on the emerging cloud industry.
VentureBeat is looking for a reporter with experience covering technology, who is genuinely excited about covering the transformative effects that cloud is having on the enterprise technology industry.
Twitter has hired Google’s former media and entertainment chief, Jennifer Prince, to spearhead its own outreach to Hollywood.
Amazon.com’s website went down around 1 p.m. Pacific time today for as much as 45 minutes due to unknown causes.
Editor’s Pick We interviewed Floodgate Fund cofounder Mike Maples about how hybrid cloud solutions are helping ease the transition to the cloud for many big companies.
Last week, the journal Nature published details of a research breakthrough in making windows that can switch between transparent, heat-blocking, and completed shaded modes. Today, Heliotrope Technologies is announcing plans to commercialize the technology.
It seems like a ride in an electric car–specifically, the Tesla Model S–is enough to convince several decision-makers that electric cars are actually pretty good.
Ad network and data-analysis company Rocket Fuel is planning a $100 million initial public offering, according to documents filed with the SEC.
Gizmodo scored a nifty scoop yesterday when it got Steve Wozniak to review Jobs, the bio-pic starring Ashton Kutcher.