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VentureBeat is making its first trip to Korea on June 11-14, where we’re partnering with a local blog site to host the country’s first technology startup event, beLAUNCH.
Editor's Pick There’s been a ton of coverage about the Facebook IPO disaster, but very little of it looks at the crucial point two weeks ago where things went terribly wrong. It’s becoming increasingly clear that Facebook itself made a strategic blunder at that juncture.
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Scott Thompson, who resigned this weekend as chief executive of Yahoo, reportedly disclosed to the company’s board of directors and several colleagues last week that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
That little anecdote about Facebook’s roadshow meeting in New York was widely reported this past week, but it’s being picked up as symbolic of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s indifference to Wall Street.
Apple has changed the name of the latest generation of its cellular-connecting iPad in some countries, calling it simply “iPad WiFi + Cellular,” after a wave of complaints from people claiming that Apple’s previous branding was wrong and misleading.
TMZ has released photos showing actor Ashton Kutcher wearing a black turtleneck, jeans and New Balance sneakers, as he apparently made his way to the film set of the late Apple CEO’s biopic in L.A. yesterday.
Google is in talks to acquire Meebo for about $100 million, according to a report from AllThingsD. If the deal goes through, it would make a lot of sense, because Meebo still has a lot of talent, and its products are reasonably aligned with Google’s efforts to counter Facebook.
Editor's Pick EMC said today it has acquired flash-memory storage company XtremIO, following reports two weeks ago that the deal was in the works. VentureBeat confirmed at the time that the value of the deal is around $400 million.
Design. Rarely has a single force so utterly dominated economic enterprise. Design is literally “everything.”
Amazon has quietly made its “Universal Wish List” feature even more powerful and aggressive, VentureBeat has learned from developers. But some people are saying it’s too aggressive.
EMC Corp is in the final stages of buying flash-memory storage company XtremIO for $400 million, a VentureBeat source has confirmed. The deal is the latest sign that the flash storage market is red hot, and it could spur other deals as other big players rush to bolster their own offerings.
Pixel Qi, a Silicon Valley company that makes innovative LCD screens for mobile devices, says its latest generation displays meet or exceed the quality of the iPad 3′s Retina display resolution.
Here are the 35 startups that presented at the recent Israel Innovation Marathon event in Tel Aviv.
Editor's Pick The curse of the small company
Box's Aaron Levie speaks at DEMO last year
Next week, I’ll will be traveling to Tel Aviv, in a long overdue trip to one of the most innovative places in the world — especially in the area of security start-ups.
Too much noise?
So-called “power angels” have emerged as a force in the U.S. technology start-up scene. They bring money and relationships to help promising start-ups get to the next stage.
SGEntrepreneurSofshell team member tries to break an iphone with a bowling ball
Come party with VentureBeat and Science at our DEMO event in Santa Monica this Thursday night, February 23.
VentureBeat has a new look today.
Email is a ball and chain. We’re locked to it, and it sucks. So anything that makes it easier to deal with, well, we’re going to try it out, right?
VentureBeat is headed to Southern California on February 23 as part of our ongoing quest to find the most promising companies to write about and to invite to participate at our next DEMO conference in April.
Facebook said its users are increasingly using mobile devices, and that this is risky because the social network still hasn’t figured out how it can make money from mobile ads.
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipkSRwgVtpA&w=560&h=345] Google’s introduction of Google+ links into its search results is a big departure from the company’s previous more neutral approach to search, and it exposes the company to a huge risk.
Updated with response from the pro-SOPA lobby
The iPad 3 will run on the next-generation wireless networks called long-term evolution, or LTE, according to a report by Bloomberg. This lets Apple’s iPad keep the marketing edge against Android tablets.
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I’m delighted to announce that Leonard Nimoy will joining us at our special event tomorrow that focuses on technology innovation that is hitting the enterprise.