Guest Post OpenStack has grown to dominate open-source cloud infrastructure projects in just two short years. Here’s why.
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A free upgrade offer from Microsoft may have an unusual side effect: granting permanent licenses to some pirated copies of Windows 8.
Hulu brings its video service to the Wii U with a unique combination of big-screen and little-screen controls.
For small businesses, Twitter’s offer of $100 free advertising credits might be a nice Thanksgiving weekend present.
The most famous robot startup dinosaur on the Internet answers VentureBeat’s readers’ questions about building critical mass, dealing with demotivated cofounders, and balancing work and life.
Unfortunately, sending a tweet about the Microsoft Surface via an Apple iPad isn’t the most convincing way to make an endorsement.
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer says that Windows 8′s Start Screen — with its dynamic “Live Tiles” — could be a useful heads-up displays for information-hungry managers.
No hard feelings here: Steve Ballmer waxed enthusiastic about Steven Sinofsky’s contributions to Microsoft, most recently as the head of Windows 8.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sketched his view of technology’s future in an onstage discussion with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman tonight in a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from Surface to Windows Phone to Xbox to cloud services.
Billtrust announced today that it has raised a $25 million second round of capital from Bain.
For decades, “artificial intelligence” was a long-sought-after ideal in computing circles. Now it’s finally starting to become real — just not in the way anyone expected.
Tickets go on sale today for the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, which will be held January 31, 2013. It’s not too late to nominate your startup for the awards!
Rich Miner helped launch Android in 2008. Five years later, he has a lot to be happy about.
I want to love you, Windows Phone 8, but there’s something coming between us. I’ll give you a hint: It starts with A, and ends with T&T.
Guest Post Today’s advertising moguls are no longer booze-swilling confidence men — they’re big-data quants who know how to use tech for targeting and more.
Although it made only a few hundred cars in the third quarter, Tesla says its production facilities have reached a turning point and are now able to produce 20,000 or more cars per year.
VetsinTech is throwing a hackathon to support newly returned veterans get involved in the tech community.
Running a magazine that writes about futuristic technology isn’t enough for Chris Anderson: He’s leaving to helm a company that actually makes futuristic tech.
Startups, start your engines! We are now accepting nominations for the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, which celebrate technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and startups.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to announce layoffs. Sadly, too many tech companies take an insensitive and shortsighted approach that shows just how out of touch they are with the rest of the world.
When you lose internet access, you can still get important updates from Twitter via SMS. Here’s how.
According to reports, Apple executive Scott Forstall, who oversaw Siri and Apple Maps, lost his job after refusing to sign an apology for the Maps fiasco.
Last week, Elon Musk responded to accusations — and lawsuits — from traditional car dealers, who claim that Tesla’s factory-owned showrooms violate federal and state automobile sales laws.
Most of the features Microsoft is rolling out with Windows Phone 8 are already well-known, but the company still managed to surprise us with a handful of cool new features at its unveiling today.
Guest Post How can a company that brings in $1.2 billion a year, and recently cut costs in order to achieve profitability, have a market value that’s effectively zero? It doesn’t make sense. Here’s why Zynga is undervalued — provided it does the right thing next.
SwiftKey is one of many alternative keyboards available to Android phone and tablet users — and today it’s adding one of the features of its biggest competitors, Swype.
South by Southwest, the burgeoning, Austin-based geek/tech/music/movie festival, is expanding to Las Vegas.
Microsoft’s Surface will be shipping on Friday, and the early reviews are already in. The conclusion: It’s an amazing piece of hardware, with desperately bad flaws in its operating system and app ecosystem.
There’s a lot of tech news to watch this week, but the company I’ll be keeping my eyes on is Microsoft.
Guest Post Platform-as-a-Service, or PaaS, has the opportunity to transform application development as we know it. Yet a piece in VentureBeat earlier this month did little to expand the definition of PaaS beyond deploying apps.
Editor’s Pick Here’s your chance to ask questions of FAKE GRIMLOCK, a giant robot dinosaur and “lean startup” advocate.
With new owners and a new business plan, the Well is poised for — well, not exactly greatness. But something slightly bigger than before.
Last year, Steve Ballmer delivered Microsoft’s last CES keynote. Now the Consumer Electronics Association has announced his successor: Qualcomm’s chairman and chief executive Dr. Paul Jacobs. And it has confirmed that Microsoft will have a dramatically reduced role at the show.
A study has found that music fans who use peer-to-peer file sharing services actually purchase more music, on average, than those who stay completely legit.
$20 million is quite a hill of beans, and it’s an especially large hill for a coffee chain with 11 locations. But that’s just what Blue Bottle Coffee is sitting on top of right now.
Jeff Dee, one of the artists who contributed to the amazing and eclectic Advanced Dungeons & Dragons tome Deities and Demigods in 1980, is re-creating much of the art from that book.
Bravo TV’s latest “reality” show, Silicon Valley, makes a mockery of how Silicon Valley really works. But what really has me steamed is the way it abuses the word ”geek.”
Google is planning a 10-inch Nexus tablet that will have a higher pixel density than Apple’s iPad, Cnet reports.
Birdeez is an iPhone app that makes it “ridiculously easy,” in the words of cofounder Jeff Simeon, to identify birds and then share your sightings on Twitter.
BiBo Labs makes an Excel-based tool for generating reports from a variety of database sources.