Google has made a lot of design changes to Gmail in the past few months, sometimes to the dismay of its users. Now it’s fixing one of the biggest complaints.
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Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet has been spectacularly unsuccessful. Why not advertise it some more?
Marker’s Row, a New York City-based startup that helps connect businesses, suppliers, and factories in the U.S., has raised $1 million in seed capital.
In another large milestone for the Bitcoin virtual currency, Bitcoin gambling service SatoshiDice has been acquired for $11.5 million by an unnamed buyer.
Microsoft might have had a bad fourth quarter with missed earnings and a $900 million write-off on its Surface RT tablets, but at least it’s not trying to shrug it off.
Microsoft’s fourth quarter earnings sure look ugly, with missed analyst expectations and the company taking a $900 million charge on its Surface RT tablet inventory.
Editor’s Pick If you’ve ever forgotten to pick up your credit card from a bar after a night out, you know how frustrating it can be. New York City’s Dash wants to make sure that never happens again.
In a huge milestone for original web video, the Netflix original series House of Cards and the rebooting of Arrested Development have been nominated for Emmys, the highest honors in TV.
Enterprise cloud storage startup Egnyte already has ties to Google, but now it gets closer with deep Google Drive integration.
Grand St., an online marketplace for buying “creative technology” products, has taken down its invite-only wall so anyone on the web can check out and buy their products.
The amount of connected devices we use every day has increased dramatically in the past few years. MIcrosoft wants to bridge the gap between these devices with the “Companion Web.”
Enterprise cloud software giant Salesforce has launched a new set of integrated tools it calls the “Sales Performance Accelerator” that claim to inform and motivate your company’s sales team.
Google has launched a new version of its hugely popular Maps application for iOS. But most importantly, it has finally added iPad and iPad mini support so people don’t have to use Apple Maps.
Rocket Internet, love it or hate it, isn’t going anywhere and it has raised another $500 million in fresh capital.
Editor’s Pick Marissa Mayer deserves a lot of credit for boosting Yahoo’s stock and generally making Yahoo more relevant than it’s been in years.
Carl Sandler, the CEO of Mister, says his app is all about maturity, integrity, and respect.
Cloud-managed Wi-Fi startup AirTight Networks has raised $10 million in its fourth round of funding.
AT&T has agreed to acquire Leap Wireless, best known operating the Cricket wireless carrier, for $15 per share.
During the past few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of activity on the acquisition front. So our second VentureBeat Playlist is dedicated to shopping.
The drama over who would buy streaming video service Hulu, almost fit for a soap opera, has come to end with a surprise twist as Hulu’s owners have decided not to sell.
Multi-format advertising firm Collective has just raised $20 million in new equity funding from a handful of big players.
It’s that time again. Google has decided to kill off yet another one of its services. This time, it’s Alfred, a handy local recommendations app that learned your likes.
The purchase of virtual currency Bitcoin has slowly become easier over the years, and now the Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase has added the ability to “buy up to 50 Bitcoins instantly” for verified accounts.
Microsoft put in place its largest company reorganization ever today. So what does the senior leadership have to say about it? Something about football, I guess.
Along with the debut of the high-end Nokia 1020 Windows Phone (with a freaking 41-megapixel camera) today, it was announced that some big apps will soon hit Windows Phone 8 including Vine and Path.
Microsoft’s leaders have greatly reorganized the company to boost innovation and to better unify products and services being developed by its business groups.
The basics of living — eating, washing, sleeping, etc. — can be rather dull at times. But when you’re doing the task in space, it’s a completely different story.
When former AOL exec Brad Garlinghouse took over as CEO of YouSendIt a year ago, it was clear he had plans to shake up the company. Now he’s finally doing it.
Photo-sharing powerhouse Instagram has added embedding photos and videos on other sites, a sign it wants more of its content shared around the web.
While Google updated its Android and iOS versions of Google Maps today, it also snuck in some bad news with the announcement that it will soon kill its Latitude location-sharing service.
Google has updated its already slick Google Maps application for Android smartphones and tablets, with an update for iPhone and iPad coming ”soon.”
Smart diapers — yes, diapers — may end up being a more practical use of wearable technology than Google Glass, smart watches, or fitness bands.
RSS reader Feedly is one of the most popular replacements for the now-defunct Google Reader. But its iOS app has been crippled for the last week, leaving users restless.
Sprint has finally completed its acquisition of wireless high speed provider Clearwire, which will help give Sprint customers faster data speeds and more bandwidth.
A new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau says mobile ad revenue around the world saw a huge increase in 2012, a promising sign for the ad industry.
Editor’s Pick Kansas City-based search startup Leap2 offers up an engaging visual take on search. Will it be able to carve out its own place in search?
The final build of Windows 8.1 will be released to PC manufacturers by the end of August, Microsoft said today at its Worldwide Partner Conference.
Predictive analytics startup Predixion Software has raised $20 million in its third round of funding with backing from major consulting firm Accenture.
A handful of the top-rated applications and games in the iTunes App Store have become free ahead of the store’s fifth birthday.
Editor’s Pick Despite so much of our technology being manufactured in other parts of the world, many gadgets and appliances are still made in the United States. Here are a few of our favorites.