Ford not only unveiled its first all-electric car today – check out VB writer Sean Ludwig’s test drive with the new vehicle) – but the company also announced a new mobile app to help keep the car charged: MyFord Mobile for iPhone.
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Apple’s iPad may get the headlines and the market share, but Amazon’s Kindle looks like a better choice to at least one federal agency. Today Amazon agreed to a no-bid, $16.5 million contract with the U.S. State Department to provide 2,500 Kindle Touches for the government’s overseas language-education programs.
If you’re a publisher looking to reach as many consumers as possible, web sharing platform ShareThis may have just the answer. The company, which has made a name for itself by making it easy for readers to share online content to practically any social network, is launching two new tools today: the Social Quality Index (SQI) Analytics Dashboard and SQI Lookup.
Hewlett-Packard-owned cloud computing business Autonomy has released a new set of cloud-based solutions created to help businesses organize and analyze their data, the company announced today.
Following a number of large botnet attacks on major corporations last year, the Obama administration announced a voluntary, industry-wide plan to combat botnets based on a set of developed principles by the Industry Botnet Group (IBG) and nine other private groups. The White House also revealed its development of a consumer-education campaign intended to teach the public about computer viruses.
If you’ve ever wanted the freedom to create 3D objects in your own home, look no further than the Bukobot.
Restaurant and hospitality point of sale startup Breadcrumb has joined the Groupon family. The Chicago-based online couponing firm has acquired the New York-based startup, Groupon reported Tuesday in a blog post.
If you’re looking to expand your business and/or purchase something you desperately need, but your credit is low, take a look at Zebit. The San Diego-based data platform that supports micro-lending businesses from start to finish, raised $25 million in a series D funding round led by Mohr Davidow Ventures along with Leapfrog Ventures, QED Investors and Crosslink Capital.
Can’t stand being away from your friends after graduating from college? Never fear; ooVoo will let you video chat with multiple friends at one time. The cloud-based video chatting service rolled out new apps for the iPad and Facebook today in an effort to surpass Skype and FaceTime-like services.
Facebook is learning that money and fame cannot buy you everything. The social network has been thwarted in its aggressive pursuit to sue any company that uses “book” or “face” in its domain name, most recently against a porn site in Norway.
Although Scott Thompson joins the jobless after recently resigning from his CEO position at Yahoo, don’t look for him on any unemployment lines. Yahoo stated in a filing today Thompson would be receiving nearly $7 million in make-good cash from Yahoo.
Microsoft is being proactive in the fight against online child pornography. The company is partnering with a Swedish-based company to create Microsoft PhotoDNA — an image-matching tool to help law enforcement agents in child sex-abuse investigations.
Google has taken social interaction with your friends to another level. The search engine giant has introduced a new Google+ feature that allows you to ask friends about your search results.
TRUSTe, a company that provides privacy management options for the online and mobile market, raised $15 million in a Series C round led by Baseline Ventures to boost its technology platform.
Not content with having conquered online payments, PayPal is expanding into real-world stores. The online e-commerce company has decided to expand by allowing shoppers to pay with its service in more than 2,000 brick-and-mortar stores by March.
If you’re tired of guestimating how many calories you burned walking around the living room, check out Nike’s new wristband gadget that tracks calories and movement.
Perhaps it’s the 40,000 square-foot park that keeps Google’s employees happy, or maybe it’s the one day a week to work on anything they want, or perhaps even the onsite dry cleaning. Whatever the combination of perks, Fortune magazine has named Google the number one company to work for in America.
Finding a Blockbuster near you will become even harder in the near future. Dish Network Corp, which purchased the video-rental retail chain last year, made a statement Thursday saying more of the retail stores would be closing down in the U.S. than originally planned.