ComiXology, a platform for publishing digital comic books, has just made available the first of a 3-volume series on the life of John Lewis, a civil-rights leader and current U.S. Congressman.
stories by Dylan Tweney
DoubleClick founder Kevin O’Connor’s new startup, FindTheBest, is based on “lean startup” techniques. Here, he explains exactly how it works.
The outage, observed by the VentureBeat staff and confirmed by multiple Twitter reports, lasted from approximately 3:50 p.m. to approximately 3:55 p.m. Pacific time.
Guest Post Facebook is the top social login provider of choice across over 700 leading brands’ web properties — but Google is rapidly growing in importance.
Guest Post Social media networks are great — until you run into other people on them.
Some day, proximity technology might make walking into a store a lot like the scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise passes through a mall, and each sign addresses him by name.
As if having a high-tech pair of glasses with a heads-up display and voice recognition wasn’t enough, one company is now working on a handheld remote control for Google Glass.
The NSA started out this week with a plan to explain its PRISM program and justify itself to the American public. But it failed miserably.
The NSA spent much of yesterday talking about how limited its telephone call-tracking program is. But it failed to address new revelations about other tracking programs — like the ones that can tell what you’re Googling or Facebook chatting about.
This infographic shows where the iPhone’s many components come from, including China, but also the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere.
Tomorrow, more than 50 contestants will be competing to write the best possible blog post — which will then appear here on VentureBeat.
Yet another media company’s Twitter account has fallen victim to hackers. This time, the Syrian Electronic Army took over the Thomson Reuters account for about an hour.
It’s been a year since Samsung lost an epic patent battle against Apple, but the appeals go on. This time, it turns out that one of the key patent claims was invalid, Samsung says, citing a USPTO decision.
The combined value of the top publicly-traded cloud computing companies now exceeds $100 billion, according to an index of 30 such companies compiled by Bessemer Venture Partners.
GridGain, a company that makes an in-memory database for companies that need to process large amounts of data rapidly, announced that it has closed a $10 million Series B round of funding.
Thanks to Cornell researchers and a clever self-powered bird backpack they’ve invented, we may soon know the maximum velocity of a swallow.
We compared the 2012 and 2013 models of the Nexus 7 to see what’s changed. Our first impression: The screen is much, much nicer.
First the Pope, now the royal baby. Are there any institutions in the world so antiquated that they can’t find a way to embrace social media?
We got our hands on Google’s new $35 media adapter that plugs into a TV and lets you stream video from your phone or laptop. Here’s a photo gallery with our notes.
The audioconferencing company lost its CEO a few days ago after discovering “irregularities” on his expense reports. It has now appointed a new chief executive.
Elon Musk will reveal plans for his high-speed “Hyperloop” next month. But we have a sneak peek, thanks to the audacious imagination of an independent engineer.
Ray Ozzie is revered as one of the computing pioneers of the 1980s and 1990s. But what has he done recently?
CompuLab, an Israeli maker of embedded computing products, has announced a tiny, bare-bones computer called the Utilite that will sell for $99 and up.
Ford’s chief technology director gave a peek at the always-connected cars of the future this week at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference in San Francisco.
Editor’s Pick Data collected by Flurry from over a billion mobile devices shows that app usage is growing explosively, and there’s plenty more room to grow even further.
Mayfield Fund has announced its sixth investment partner, Ursheet Parikh, the founder of StorSimple.
Google is solidifying its position as the number two social network, after Facebook, in a variety of dimensions.
As Oracle departs the Nasdaq, Tesla will take its place in the Nasdaq 100 index.
Google and Maker Media have teamed up to create a six-week virtual summer camp for kids who like making things and learning about science and technology.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: That every year, we want more powerful gadgets for less money. Oh, and please stop tracking our personal data and showing us all those ads.
The upcoming Viralheat Blogathon, Aug. 1 in San Francisco, gives bloggers a chance to strut their stuff. The first-place winner will also have a chance to get published on VentureBeat.
Douglas Engelbart, who invented the graphical user interface, the mouse, and a score of other pioneering computing tools, has passed away.
TechMedia Network, the parent company of Laptop Magazine and Space.com, announced today that it had acquired Bestofmedia Group (BOM), the parent company of Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s IT Pro, and Tom’s Guide.
The Winklevoss twins want to help you invest in Bitcoin, with a publicly-traded trust known as the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust.
By implanting powerful magnets in the flesh of his ears, one body hacker has eliminated the need to wear earphones or earbuds.
Google Reader’s last day is July 1, which means you have less than a day to download your subscriptions and find an alternative. Here are three steps to help you out now.
Even Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has trouble getting his own Wikipedia entry corrected.
Bay Area workers better find alternate commute plans, as the region’s largest train system is going on strike tomorrow.
Now that an immigration reform bill has passed the Senate, Silicon Valley is targeting lawmakers in the House.
Pay for the richest 200 CEOs continues to rise, and it’s not usually tied very closely to their companies’ performance.