Following a tussle with the TLC, mobile car service startup Uber officially discontinued taxi service in New York.
stories by Jennifer Van Grove
A simple letter sent by the New York Tech Meetup to President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney got the candidates to discuss their policies around startups and the technology community at large.
It may not be the greenest way to communicate with your elders, but a new device called messageQube could go long way in breaking down technological and communication barriers between youngsters and seniors, as well as doctors and ailing patients.
Providence Equity Partners closed the sale of its 10 percent stake in Hulu for $200 million.
The Federal Trade Commission is leaning toward suing Google for antitrust violations in search, according to multiple reports.
Scratch Instagram from the list of brand name applications making their way over to RIM’s BlackBerry 10 platform.
Facebook recently introduced two consumer-facing products designed to help it bring in more dough. One looks to be a money-making bonanza while the other seems to have flop written all over it.
Thursday, Facebook experienced technical difficulties in parts of Europe. Proclaimed Anonymous security leader Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility for the downtime, but the social network denied an attack took place.
To post a quote, video, link, chat, text, photo, or audio? That’s not the question on Photoset, an all-new single purpose iOS application from mini blog company Tumblr.
Editor’s Pick BlackBerry 10 is late. Late for its originally scheduled release date, and even later to a mobile revolution that some say has already been won by Google and Apple. But the word “late” doesn’t seem to be in RIM’s lexicon.
TweetDeck updated today with a lighter, brighter color scheme, a number of incremental improvements to help power users make the most of their columns, and one noticeable flaw that prevents people from viewing all of their mentions in the order they received them.
BlackBerry 10, the hyped mobile operating system that could resurrect the Research in Motion brand, is still months away from reaching consumers. Thousands of developers, however, were given early access to the platform to build BlackBerry 10-ready applications.
Next week, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE service will take the unprecedented step of landing in its 400th market, showing the company’s dominance in next-generation wireless service.
Solving the gigantic problem brought on by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is by no means no simple.
In business for over a decade, car sharing network Zipcar has embraced mobile, driven forward by a generation of people 35 and under who prefer 4G to V8.
Editor’s Pick MySpace might be a joke to many. But it is no laughing matter for Tim and Chris Vanderhook, brothers not grim about the social network’s chances at a full-fledged comeback.
Despite what you may think, we journalists actually know a thing or two about the topics we cover. Bing really gets that, as the number two search engine now features our names as experts alongside your search results.
Avant garde brands using Tumblr can turn to Union Metrics to dive into the activity data of the startup’s eclectic audience.
The coffee conglomerate officially launched Passbook integration Thursday. The update allows Starbucks mobile users on iPhone and iPod to store their digital cards in Passbook for quick and easy mobile payments.
Mixing politics and email sounds even worse than discussing religion on a first date. But for bold souls who want the world to know where they stand, the email signature experts at WiseStamp have just the thing.
Think Facebook is showing you an arbitrary or editorially driven selection of applications in its App Center? Think again.
Facebook today started offering some of its U.S. members a simple way to ensure that more of their friends see their super important, can’t-miss status updates.
Twitter is testing the theory that advertisers want more than just campaign impression and click-through data to understand the value of paying to promote messages on the information network.
Sometimes a person wants to share a social moment with just a few folks, right when the mood strikes. For those occasions, there’s Go-Matic.
Youbetme is a product for people who want to flex their muscles, intellectual or otherwise, and challenge their friends to bets big or small.
Tellagence for Twitter is a predictive tool that helps businesses tailor their status updates to the right people for the biggest impact.
HotelTonight acquired PrimaTable to perfect its approach to selling same-night stays at partner hotels.
Enterprises that want peace of mind when it comes to applications running in cloud or virtual environments can outsource management to startup AppEnsure.
Gaxsys today released a consumer-facing application called GaxWallet that aims to simply and expedite the e-commerce experience for brands and their customers.
In less than two weeks, a majority of iPhone owners have updated to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, warts and all.
If LinkedIn and eHarmony had a baby, it would probably look and act something like HireQ.
Today there’s one less challenger trying to unseat veteran vacation destination TripAdvisor from its digital throne.
The brand, celebrity, retailer, or media company that wants to connect with and capitalize on its millions of fans can turn to OnCam, a brand new video publishing platform that enables live broadcasts to audiences of up to 10 million people.
Gravity is inescapable, especially if we’re talking about the content personalization startup that goes by the same name.
As far as user milestones go, 20,000 is usually nothing to boast about. But for the App.net, the little achievement means the company can reduce its prices.
According to Facebook, advertisers who judge the success of their online campaigns on click-through rates are doing it wrong.
Mobile payments startup Square, just two weeks after closing more than $200 million in new funding, announced the acquisition of New York design firm 80/20.
Forty-one million dollars in funding should be a blessing. For troubled Silicon Valley startup Color, which launched with a bang a year-and-a-half ago, the substantial investment seems to have been more of curse.
Apple may not be a company accustomed to making public apologies for lacking products or services, but it does own up to its missteps on occasion, especially when its prized creation, the iPhone, is at the center of controversy.
Microsoft is buying a little influence for its number-two search engine with a strategic investment in Klout.