Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Twitter launched retargeted advertising today in mobile via an ad product the company calls “tailored audiences.” The product had been in private beta for three months, but is now available globally to any advertisers.
The tech-savvy home cleaning service has raised $38 million so you never have to sweep a floor again, if you don’t want to.
On Nov. 5, BitTorrent Sync, the free “private cloud” solution to syncing files between your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, hit one million users. Today, the company announced that it has hit two million users.
Best known for its insightful reports on company cultures, Glassdoor announced today that it has raised an additional $50 million to accelerate its global expansion for job seekers.
China Mobile is Apple’s great white whale. And just as Captain Ahab tried and tried and tried to bag that particular beast, Apple has been trying for years — without success — to land China Mobile as an iPhone carrier. Today, the company is one step closer.
With its initial public offering now behind it, Twitter has added former Pearson chief exec Marjorie Scardino as its latest board member.
Sponsored Post Barley & Britches (B&B) founder and CEO Sim Gulati believes that “premium quality shouldn’t have to come at a premium price” and his mission is to offer products that fit men’s lifestyle and their wallets. (Photo: Business…
Sponsored Post Booker, a leading cloud-based software provider that streamlines operations and helps businesses grow their revenues, today launched Promote. This new automated marketing system helps drive customer loyalty and increase revenues…
Samsung’s involvement is a big endorsement for Fingerprint Digital’s safe app portal for kids.
This app, which shows people what is happening in their immediate vicinity, has surpassed 10 million users, with over 1 million users joining every month.
And now the moment you’ve been anticipating since the last glorious time it came out (which was yesterday), today’s roundup of funding and investment news!
Update: several credible sources have told me they believe iJailbreak Pro is a scam. I have removed the link.
Big Data is thrown around a lot as jargon, but there are powerful case studies out there which show how data is powerfully reshaping industries.
Native advertising is one of the Biggest New Things in that realm, but now the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pointing out that the genre needs to avoid being just another version of a very old game: Let’s deceive the customer.
At DataBeat/Data Summit, investors said they are funding technologies that level the playing field by making it easier for anyone to build predictive models.
Facial-recognition technology has received scrutiny from plenty of privacy experts. Now something much bigger — and much more powerful — is taking a look at this oft-controversial technology: the federal government.
OK, so first it was condoms. Then it was same-day cat delivery service. And now, on-demand car service Uber is offering Christmas tree deliveries.
Guest Post There are three cultural issues that we must solve to unlock the latent potential of data: data silos, a lack of data scientists, and broken communication channels between data scientists and business users.
Business software maker Intuit wants to be the go-to destination for entrepreneurs and small businesses — and it just scooped up yet another startup to help round out its small business division.
Sponsored Post Recent developments in cloud technologies have made this increasingly possible — it’s logistics, not technology, that’s holding it back.
New trading regulations have enabled a data explosion that one expert refers to as The Rise of the Machines.
Guest Post Becoming a data-driven business can seem daunting. But in my experience, there are four foundational supports that make it possible.
On-demand car service Uber, which took in $258 million in funding this past quarter, may be blowing its projected revenue and growth numbers out of the water.
Sponsored Post Senzari® today announced MusicGraph, the world’s first knowledge engine for music, which will be available as a consumer app across most major mobile platforms, as well as a powerful “graph API” that can be leveraged by developers…
“Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death,” said Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun onstage at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Summit. “Everything is about to change.”
Somehow, Google acquired seven robotics companies without anyone noticing.
Tomorrow a Silicon Valley startup named Knightscope will unveil the K5, a 5-foot tall, 300-pound robot that just might take away the traditional security guard job in America.
Just like Apple’s new Lightning connector, the next USB plug will be tiny and totally reversible.
Sorry, I killed Santa.
Sponsored Post Bolt HR LLC, a venture backed provider of human resources support technology announced the close of a significant investment round from a New York City based boutique private equity fund. The round was filled by the one investor, and…
Sponsored Post RxAdvance announced today the acquisition of SentiCare, a medication adherence solution company. With this acquisition, RxAdvance now offers the last mile in the healthcare continuum, controlling avoidable medical costs due to non-adherence…
New game investments by VCs defy patterns of conventional wisdom.
Sponsored Post This sponsored post is produced in conjunction with Ford.
According to EducationSuperhighway, most schools lack fast enough connections to teach students digital skills, like basic computer programming. So the San Francisco-based nonprofit is working with K-12 school districts to remove any roadblocks to high-speed broadband Internet.
Zalora is Rocket Internet’s Southeast Asian Zappos clone. It raised $100 million earlier this year, and is tacking on another $112 million to fuel its growth.
In the last full year, more than 1.1 million people donated the equivalent of $30 million in 80 different currencies to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. This year, the Wikipedians are hoping for even more — about $50 million.
Sponsored Post Layers of software protect data on your desktop and internet security applications ward off viruses plus hackers. Yet, the “firewall” around the heart of your business, the data center, is literally made of porous sheetrock. Every time…
Today is Giving Tuesday — the next T-day after Thanksgiving that bookends a weekend of spending that follows the one day we’re supposed to give thanks for what we already have.
Just as Giving Tuesday is a reminder of the importance of giving back, so is it a reminder to charitable organizations that the Internet has powerful tools and platforms for rallying support and raising money, and should be leveraged more than once a year.