Yahoo has acquired 4 million user to-do app Astrid, which allows users to create task lists on Android and iOS phones and tablets, as well as the web. No financial details were released.
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"It just can't be the case that people are walking around heads down tapping on a screen," he says. "That just can't be the future of the human race."
"Despite the Bush years of let's go play in another war, there's a very tight, close alliance between Canada and the USA," says Rick Segal, CEO of Canadian startup Fixmo.
If YouTube is for video, Pinterest is for images, Twitter is for news, and Tumblr is for blogs, Wattpad is for stories.
Best known, perhaps, for being the headquarters of BlackBerry, Waterloo is a small suburb of Toronto with a population of 98,000 in which 500 startups were born in 2012.
You can't access Facebook in China. Twitter is unheard of. And Google … well, Google has left China, and China isn't exactly writing a Taylor Swift ex-boyfriend song about the world's largest search engine.
If you want to highlight a product, build a landing page. If you're an internet marketing guru, make a squeeze page. But if you want to start on online movement -- and maybe sell a few books, speaking events, or other products along the way, create a smart site.
Top-ten-of-everything site Ranker had a novel idea for rating and ranking the best film schools in the country: check which ones graduate the most successful filmmakers.
The Ontario ministry of economic development has invited VentureBeat to check out the center of the universe, AKA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. And I'm the lucky guinea pig.
Guest Post When I co-founded InMobi in 2007, we took a novel “east-to-west” approach to our growth, starting in India before moving into other developing markets, then finally into more traditional “Western” markets as well.
After all the money we spent buying flat screen TVs in the past decade, LG is reintroducing the curved TV. This curve, however, is focused on you.
Guest Post With Google+, Google is forming productive partnerships and building relationships with content/media makers from a variety of verticals. Their biggest push is in sports and entertainment.
Women install 40 percent more apps than men, buy 17 percent more paid apps, and pay an astonishing 87 percent more for those apps. In other words, if you want to make money selling apps, you better appeal to women.
In a global smartphone market that Android has been expanding at a breakneck pace, a bright spot for Apple has been increasing market share in the lucrative U.S. domestic market. A new report from the Yankee Group says that's going to continue, and that Apple is winning the slow way, via customer loyalty.
Of course, he is 57 years old, was born in the 1950s, and was the CEO of a boring enterprise software company, Novell, before joining the much more au courant Google. But still, he's right.
Guest Post The education space is massive, very broken, barely touched by technology and has been largely underserved by entrepreneurs and investors. The opportunity for disruption, significant value creation and outsized returns is huge.
Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. There were only two problems: I didn't buy them, and they weren't being shipped to my house. I'd been hacked.
It's like the opposite of Winston Churchill's battle of Britain quote: Never were so many products sold for so much money by such a huge company for so little profit.
Not only did the app's marketing pic showcase Twitter's current brand messaging around watching, getting, and reading, all of which are higher on the priority list than, God forbid, actually tweeting, but the app itself is designed for consumption, not creation.