stories by Sean Ludwig
Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang has resigned from the Yahoo board of directors and all other positions, the company announced late today. Yang also resigned from the boards of Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group.
That was quick. Just days after its introduction on the U.S. market, Nokia’s least-expensive Windows Phone, the Lumia 710, is being sold for free with a 2-year contract at Walmart stores.
The Chinese company that planned to manufacture a life-like Steve Jobs action figure has scrapped its plans after Apple lawyers and Jobs’ family asked it to stop.
E-mail infrastructure startup SendGrid has raised $21 million in its second round of funding and created a partnership with Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform to convince more enterprises to use its e-mail delivery solutions, the company announced today.
Cloud services leader Salesforce has hired former U.S. chief information officer Vivek Kundra as its executive vice president of emerging markets, the company announced today.
In a move to bolster its cloud credentials, notable anti-virus and security player Symantec has acquired e-mail archiving company LiveOffice for $115 million, the company announced this morning.
Social media titan Facebook will likely hold its long-awaited initial public offering in the third week of May, according to a new report by All Things D.
Streaming music service Grooveshark has launched an HTML5 web application that can stream music through iOS and Android mobile web browsers, the company announced today.
Enterprise data software company Splunk has filed for a $125 million initial public offering, according to its SEC S-1 form.
YouTube will soon add a helpful storyboard feature that will help you more easily navigate videos.
Customer help desk management service Zendesk has launched a Windows Phone application to continue helping small businesses with communications support, the company announced this morning.
Lenovo has been busy at CES 2012 with debuts for smart TVs and laptops, but its coolest device may be the upcoming IdeaPad Yoga, a laptop that can bend over backwards and turn into a Windows 8 tablet.
Mercedes-Benz announced a new cloud-connected dashboard computer called “mbrace2″ that provides access to 3G Internet, apps such as Facebook and over-the-air software updates. The company announced the new product at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/34833560 w=500&h=281] While Sunday was the unofficial start to CES 2012, the real fun began on Monday with press conferences and announcements from heavy hitters like LG, Intel, Sharp, Samsung, Nvidia, Sony and Microsoft.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, and the first thing on his mind, naturally, was the young Windows Phone 7 operating system.
Samsung announced the redesigned Samsung Series 9 and Series 5 laptops, two slim, light and smart-looking notebooks that will challenge Apple’s Macbook Air head-on. The company debuted the laptops Monday at CES 2012 in Las Vegas.
Motorola has introduced the fourth generation of its tried-and-true Droid Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, this time with 4G LTE data speeds and a 4-inch qHD display.
South Korean electronics maker LG showed off some cool new gadgets today, including a Google TV-powered HDTV, a high-powered Verizon Android LTE phone and a connected refrigerator that can order your groceries. Company executives debuted the products live at a press conference at CES 2012 in Las Vegas.
If you’ve ever wanted a Kindle that you never have to plug in, SolarFocus has the accessory for you with its solar-powered Kindle case.
Corning, the manufacturer of ultra-tough glass for consumer electronics, will introduce the next generation of Gorilla Glass at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.
A new study suggests that Siri, the well-advertised voice assistant for the iPhone 4S, actually doubles the mobile data usage for those who take advantage of it.
Apple could soon be adding speedy Thunderbolt ports to its iOS devices, including iPads, iPhones and iPod touches, new patent applications suggest.
Amid record digital sales and floundering physical sales, Barnes & Noble announced today that it plans to explore spinning off its Nook and e-book business.
Sports analytics startup NumberFire has raised $650,000 in a seed round that will help it expand its fast-moving (and popular) venture, the company revealed today.
After 131 years of innovating the photography industry, Eastman Kodak is reportedly preparing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.