Twitter is reportedly aiming to release photo filters to be used inside its official Twitter app in time for the holiday season.
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Editor’s Pick Crowdoptic, a two-year-old Silicon Valley startup, says it can now determine the most popular objects of photos taken during mass-interest events, such as Hurricane Sandy and the London Olympics.
Google Now, the search engine giant’s handy Android smartphone feature that helps automate your life by giving you an easy peek at things like traffic conditions, weather reports, trip departure reminders, and restaurant dish recommendations, is apparently now coming to the Chrome browser.
Apple and Google have joined forces to offer more than $500 million for some of the 1,100 digital imaging patents from Eastman Kodak, according to Bloomberg, citing “two people with knowledge of the situation.”
Bizarrely, a tracking company Dataium still argues that a shoppers’ Web browsing is anonymous, even though it can be tied to their names. Dataium apparently adheres to the strict definition of anonymous: It does not give dealers click-by-click details of people’s Web surfing history. Read on for more on the intriguing investigation by the WSJ into anonymous (or not so anonymous) tracking….
Only a few seats remain for Wednesday and Thursday’s CloudBeat 2012 event.
We know. You’re counting the minutes until Turkey Day. We are too, but here’s a quick reminder that our annual cloud computing event — CloudBeat 2012 — is next Wednesday and Thursday!
Guest Post France’s second largest carrier, SFR, came to VentureBeat’s CloudBeat last year, and went away with a clear strategy on how to launch an Amazon.com competitor in France. SFR’s Benjamin Revcolevschi explains here how his team arrived back in France, and executed the strategy through an extraordinary change in corporate culture, i.e., by building a “Chocolate Factory” within a $12 billion revenue behemoth….
Guest Post This guest post is written by Amit Pandey, CEO of Zenprise, a mobile device management company.
VentureBeat is getting into the real estate business. Just kidding, sort of. Bottom line, we’re looking for great roommates.
At our CloudBeat 2012 conference (Nov. 28-29), we’re holding an “Innovation Showdown” to showcase the coolest, most disruptive products leveraging the cloud.
VentureBeat is looking for a mobile content expert to set the agenda for our mobile conference.
The biggest opportunities for investors are in big data and efficiency.
That’s the line coming from Scott Stanford, the co-head Internet banker of Goldman Sachs.
Guest Post The cloud computing market continues to explode. But for the next few years, expect to see a hybrid of public and private cloud.
A lot of investors are hoping for a recovery in Facebook’s stock. But before you dive back into the stock, consider that it might be poised to fall lower, possibly to $15. Here’s an analysis of why. One interesting thing to consider is the impact of the restricted stock the company is issuing to its employees. …
Guest Post This is a guest post, written by investor Brad Feld.
The New York Times has published an in-depth piece today that purports to document how wasteful the Internet industry is, but some critics say the report is misleading. The issue is important, because no doubt, there’s a lot of waste, but here’s an analysis of where critics think the Times falls short.
Editor’s Pick Apple Maps lacks data, and fixing it will require a significant crowdsourcing effort that will take Apple quite a long time, says mapping expert Mike Dobson
VentureBeat has co-produced the conference with IDG since 2009. But our editor-in-chief, Matt Marshall, is stepping away from DEMO after this year’s event.
Every three years or so, Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s most accomplished venture capital firms, grabs our attention with a not-so-subtle change to its website.
Ken Beach joins us as our first Chief Revenue Officer, as first reported by Folio Magazine. Ken will be tasked with building out our national sales team and generally overseeing our business.
U.S. financial firm JP Morgan is continuing to buy up stakes in select Rocket Internet online fashion retailers – first in Europe (Zalando), then in Brazil (Dafiti) and now in Russia, with Rocket’s Lamoda today announcing a cash-for-equity deal, terms undisclosed.
Editor’s Pick Accomplished Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla likens modern healthcare to witchcraft, and says technology will replace 80 percent of doctors. His views, offered up in a talk last week in San Francisco, made doctors hopping mad. But criticisms were mostly knee-jerk. Khosla has a point.
Guest Post For too many American technology start-ups, Europe is a dirty word. But here are several reasons why you should make Europe a central part of your regional strategy from the get-go, and practical tips on how to do so.
The New York Times reports that the megapublisher received an 11 percent stake in return for its investment. This is incorrect; it turns out Condé Nast only has a 3 percent stake.
Microsoft is expected to build a little more than 3 million Surface tablets this year, a market researcher IDC has told CNET. That’s a good-sized number and gives us an idea of how ambitious Microsoft is with its new Device. The iPad sold a similar number in its first quarter.
In a statement sent to media outlets yesterday, Apple said it takes security very seriously, but it directs users to use Apple’s own iMessage service instead of texting.
Motorola, the phone company Google acquired this year, filed a patent infringement suit against Apple that effectively seeks to ban the import of the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch to the U.S.
The big investment banks that orchestrated Facebook’s public offering last week divvied up a pool of $100 million for actions they took to “stabilize” the Facebook stock after the company’s IPO.
Fundrise, a newly launched company, is democratizing the cumbersome real estate investment industry by letting any person invest $100 for a share in the deal.
With about seven weeks to go until DEMO (Oct. 1-3), the event is coming up fast.
Facebook’s stock hits a new low, as insiders sell shares after a “lock-up” agreements expires. And this is just the beginning. Several more lock-up agreements expire over the next nine months, which could put more downward pressure on the stock.
Patrick Carter, founder of a start-up called Digital Folio, recently tracked the pricing trends of particular camera, the Nikon L26 Camera, over ten days, and found that the major portals — Google Shopping, Nextag, Pricegrabber, theFind, RedLaser, Decide.com and others — were completely wrong a surprising amount of the time. Here’s the story…
Here’s why you need to come to DEMO, the big product launch event set for Oct 1-3.
[Update: We've corrected our characterization of Jonathan Matus' role at the company. As a manager, he wasn't really an "executive" as some initial stories suggested he was.]
Dropbox, the fast-growing private company that lets you share documents easily online, continues to experience significant security breaches in its service, announcing this time that some user usernames and passwords were stolen “from other websites,” and their accounts accessed.
Apple reportedly considered making a significant investment in social media giant Twitter more than a year ago, but backed away, probably because it ultimately realized it didn’t need to make such an investment to get its way.