Sending a Snapchat, at this point, is like sending a photo over regular text message. People you don’t want viewing your private pics are still going to see them — even the cops.
VMware’s new end user business unit chief Sanjay Poonen took the lead on the acquisition.
Coming off a second quarter that was at once “disappointing” and quite healthy, Yahoo announced $1.13 billion in revenue for the third quarter, down 5 percent year-over-year.
But revenues in the quarter were flat for the sector leaders. Zynga weakened further.
Twitter gets all the glory, but movie and TV marketers should be aware that Facebook actually has a much larger share of the second-screen conversation than the soon-to-IPO social network of the now.
And, the buzz lasts much longer.
Many enterprise companies face a problem: They want their employees to work on-the-go, but they don’t have the resources or expertise to create their own mobile apps. The Microsoft-backed SkyGiraffe thinks it has a viable solution to this quandary.
Game industry leaders say it takes discipline and learning to shift from hands-on coding to running things.
Editor’s Pick Judge holds TradeKey liable for removing thousands of counterfeit listings from its e-commerce site.
Media Temple will not be shut down in the wake of the acquisition. Instead, it will continue to operate independently with no real day-to-day changes for employees or customers.
Updated 12:22 PST with new information on Apple’s TouchID
Mobile game Ingress gets gamers out of the house with large outdoor activities.
Sponsored Post Why do startups succeed? Usually, the credit goes to dynamic innovation and entrepreneurial energy. Why do startups fail? Often, it’s down to a simple—and surprising—reason: beta testing.
SpaceX is continuing to test its vertical takeoff and vertical landing rocket, Grasshopper, with small hops to test the rocket guidance and landing technology needed to return a rocket to Earth in exactly the way it slipped the surly bonds of our planet.
Cozy scored $5 million in first round funding in a round led by General Catalyst Partners.
After three years, the Istanbul startup has more than 11.8 million daily active players.
Venerable photo-sharing site Flickr, which massively revamped its interface earlier this year, has gone one step further. Now, the pictures are even bigger, and the details are off to the side.
Myriad industries stand to benefit from in-memory computing, from oil companies that monitor pipelines and track real-time pricing information to logistics organizations that analyze real-time traffic and weather conditions to calculate optimal delivery routes. GridGain hopes to sell its services to all of them.
Sponsored Post The internet is harnessing crowds like never before. Nowhere is this more evident than in the recent crowdfunding movement. Sites like Lending Club, Indiegogo and Kickstarter show just how powerful crowds can be in turning ideas and dreams into reality — sometimes paying dividends at the same time.
The first batch includes wearable tech, Big Data, mobile-social networks, and kids education.
Get ready for Apple to sell long coats and scarves? Newly created position will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
While South Korea has an incredibly advanced broadband infrastructure and a thriving startup ecosystem, regulatory issues make it difficult for some Internet companies to work there.
The next original series coming to Netflix will be produced by major studio Sony Pictures, the company announced today.
NTT’s center will focus on cloud security, big data applications, and mobile technologies. A spokesperson told me that the company will be eyeing startups for potential acquisitions.
Back when cable visionaries foretold the age of 500 channels, did anyone ever expect they’d have to buy them in big bundles at a time? Canada is now reaching for that unrealized Promised Land, where 500 channels means 500 choices.
We’re looking for an Event Ticket Sales Coordinator to help us drive ticket sales for three upcoming VentureBeat events.
Editor’s Pick Here are seven promising startups we saw at last week’s Capital Factory demo day:
YouTube isn’t going to kill TV any time soon.
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Apple’s flagship iPhone is outselling its cheaper, plastic sibling by more than 2-to-1, according to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).
In South Korea, 41 percent of smartphones are “phablets,” or hybrids of phones and tablets.
Netflix is currently in negotiations with Comcast, Suddenlink Communications, and others to make its streaming video service available as an application on cable TV set-top boxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter.
StartUp Health’s academy program is long-term, highly structured, and is designed to help startups become sustainable businesses.
Here’s one way Facebook and its Internet.org partners will help to connect the next 5 billion people.
The developer extended its partnership with Universal Pictures for the mobile racing-game franchise.
Guest Post Paul Gaubil is the chief executive and co-founder of Sensopia, the maker of home improvement app MagicPlan.
Nine months after being named president and COO at Change.org, VentureBeat asked Jennifer Dulski to share her tips for becoming a social entrepreneur.
Space Ape Games has scored a hit with real-time-strategy title Samurai Siege for tablets.
Guest Post Here are three tips to keep in mind when fundraising in this new era so you don’t find yourself paddling upstream:
With the number of smaller acquisitions Yahoo has made over the last year, I have to wonder whether it’s recent purchase of startup Bread was mistaken for an item of food you can always use more of. Then again, maybe not — as Bread’s social advertising tech could prove useful to Yahoo’s ongoing push to refresh its own ad products.
If true, the Sputnik search engine — which admittedly sounds like the title for a forth Austin Powers movie — may also become the default search tool for all government facilities and state-backed organizations within the country.