Mobile data usage has been on the upswing for years with the proliferation of smartphones, and the trend will continue with force, according to new research by Strategy Analytics.
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While the wearable technology conversation has been dominated by Google Glass and Apple’s iWatch, this contact lens that zooms in could be an even cooler development.
Yahoo is buying Qwiki for a reported $50 million and it will keep the Qwiki app alive, unlike the fate of many other apps Yahoo has purchased.
SanDisk has agreed to acquire enterprise solid-state-drive maker Smart Storage Systems for $307 million in attempt to get more business from enterprises.
Guest Post For tech entrepreneurs based outside of Silicon Valley, startup schools have proved to be excellent resources for hiring employees who are prepared to start right out of the box.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system for PCs and tablets has hit the important 100,000-application milestone.
Mobile app development software maker Pixate has raised $3.8 million in funding to help companies and individuals create fresh native apps without as much code.
Google Glass has been updates to include a first take on web browsing, new voice commands, and integration with Gmail contacts.
Microsoft’s TechNet subscription service has provided IT pros with one of the best software deals on the web for more than 15 years. But soon, Microsoft will shut down the service.
icrosoft has launched a new web-based version of its Xbox Music app, a move to take on other streaming music services such as Spotify, Rdio, and Rhapsody.
Yahoo has decided to shut down that old-school AltaVista search engine as well as 11 other products in an effort to focus.
Showing that every million counts, Google has sued the Internal Revenue Service for $83.5 million over a tax dispute.
Songza, one of the most underrated online music services, has added a paid option for ad-free streaming.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft’s Windows Azure is not the cool kid at the cloud party. But an Azure general manager told us it’s time for startups to stop making excuses and seriously look at Azure.
Angry Birds on a giant touchscreen gives the game a new feel.
Windows Phone 8 may not have gotten much love at Microsoft’s Build conference this week, but at least it keeps adding cool new apps.
Microsoft has opened up Azure Mobile Services and Azure Web Sites to any developer that wants to use them.
Windows 8 is about to get a handful of new high-quality apps to help give the OS more firepower including Foursquare, Yelp, and Songza.
Tomfoolery, the young Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup that builds “fun” workplace apps, has debuted Anchor, its competitor to Yammer and Chatter.
Editor’s Pick One of the most pleasant surprises today at Microsoft Build was the news that Windows 8.1 will natively support 3D printing. Here’s why it helps the big M and small companies.
Microsoft’s big Build developers conference started today, and it’s a major moment for the future of Windows.
While VentureBeat has covered many of the features included in Windows 8.1 prior to today, we thought it would also be important to tell you all the major updates it includes in one place.
Hadoop is hot. So it makes sense that big data and analytics business Splunk is getting on board with a new Hadoop-based application it cheekily calls ”Hunk.”
The study from neuroscience startup Lumosity used data from more than 3 million people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 75.
Business intelligence app-maker MeLLmo has launched a new cloud-based version of its popular Roambi service that is calls Roambi Business.
Medical appointment business ZocDoc has raised a huge amount of cash and has good traction in its space. But the company has revealed that it has drawn $2 million of a new $55 million convertible debt note.
Microsoft and Oracle, two enterprise titans, announced a major deal today to be more friendly when it comes to enterprise cloud services. The move could make Microsoft Azure a much stronger rival to Amazon Web Services.
Hard drive maker Western Digital has agreed to acquire solid-state drive (SSD) business sTec to give it an edge in the enterprise.
A week ago, Jay-Z announced his new record would first be available at no cost to Samsung Galaxy phone owners via an app. Now that app is available.
Imgur, one of the web’s most popular image-sharing apps and a destination for viral pictures, has finally launched its first official Android app and an iPhone app is on the way.
St. Louis-based Muzio offers a sleek new way to share photos, videos, audio, and text in easy-to-share albums.
We’re always thinking about new ways to connect with our readers. So here’s our first-ever VentureBeat Playlist based on the theme of PRISM, privacy, and paranoia.
Video-sharing service Vimeo opened up its >Vimeo on Demand paywall back in March. Now it has its first feature film on with the indie dramedy Some Girl(s).
Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has shown off the company’s new battery swapping technology during an on-stage demo. The best part? It only takes 90 seconds to swap a Tesla electric car battery.
Sol Lipman, the cofounder of 12seconds, Rally Up, and Tomfoolery, says Instagram’s hasty addition of video is a serious mistake.
Yahoo’s huge $1.1 billion deal to buy popular blogging service Tumblr has now closed.
For years, Google had been known for being one of the toughest places to interview because it asked candidates challenging brainteasers. Now it is finally admitting that those questions were really a load of baloney.
Malaysian e-commerce startup Lazada, founded by the Samwer brothers’ Rocket Internet, has raised $100 million in new funding to become a substantial online shopping player in Southeast Asia.
Zynga has purchased Spooky Cool Labs in a major push for more real-money casino gaming that could help it generate more revenue.
Foursquare is taking its users back in time with help from the New York Public Library.