In Singapore, the future is now

I had the good fortune to attend a conference earlier this year in Singapore. It’s a futuristic city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, whose wild skyscrapers and love and adoption of new technology makes me think of the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons every time I’m there.

Video: VentureBeat’s take on blogging vs. traditional journalism

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How VentureBeat is tackling cloud technology and the mobile revolution

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Video: How VentureBeat is covering the iPhone 5

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Daily Deal market goes through a remodel

The daily deal market is undergoing a whole lot of tidying up at the moment. Facebook and Yelp recently announced they are getting out of the daily deal space. But don’t call it a messy clean-up. This is not a bubble bursting; rather the industry is streamlining itself and focusing on core competencies. The Facebook and Yelp news makes sense, since neither company has a business model optimized for daily deals.