Adblock Plus, the adblocking service that blocks pop-ups, pop-unders, blinking, and other annoying ads, and recently suggested to Twitter that it apply for whitelisting, revealed today that it only accepts 9.5 percent of advertisers to its whitelisting program.
With the Twitter IPO all lined up, the company updated its welcome page this weekend to better represent the company’s focus for the near future: the mobile space.
The investors who teamed up on Ngmoco and Ouya will talk about their views on gaming.
At a recent hackathon, Alex Day and Amazon engineer Yiling Hu developed a new system to help homeless people access shelters.
In spite of rumors to the contrary, we didn’t see a larger iPhone from Apple this fall when the company released the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
That will change in 2014, according to one analyst.
Your mobile phone carrier knows what you want before you do.
The organization launched its “directed giving” site this morning that connects people living on the brink of homelessness with donors who help them purchase specific goods and services.
It’s not always clear where data travels on the Internet, but with American cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and others powering a sizable chunk of the modern web, there’s a fair chance the National Security Agency can examine and store your data — even if you live across the pond.
Guest Post Silicon Valley investors are relatively more concept-focused than revenue- and profit-focused, while the opposite is true in Silicon Beach.
Why is there this regional investor difference?
Editor’s Pick Thousands of people are sharing genetic information on social media sites. Our in-depth report delves into the privacy risks.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has hit Airbnb with a subpoena for data on its 225,000 New York users. This is the latest development in an ongoing legal battle Airbnb has faced in NYC.
“We estimate preliminary September sales for our Apple Barometer rose by approximately 9-10 percent month-over-month,” Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White said in a research note this morning.
Sponsored Post Executives and managers are continually tasked with the responsibility to increase profitability. Information technology, while traditionally considered a cost center of the enterprise, is changing the way it delivers its services and is slowly becoming a profit center and a source of significant strategic advantage. How is this happening? Integration and Automation.
Verizon plans to populate several data centers with thousands of AMD-based micro servers.
Sponsored Post Swift Capital, a small business working capital provider, announced a first-of-its-kind working capital solution that eliminates all paperwork, including monthly bank account and/or credit card processing statements. A breakthrough…
Guest Post There are few markets that are mandated by law to include virtually every American man, woman and child, so this opportunity is particularly juicy to investors.
From a sports-fiend CEO comes this new way to get your urban-dwelling butt out of that perfectly ergonomic chair and into a genuine adventure.
Anything could happen with Twitter’s IPO, but a cursory investigation of the company’s competitors show a battlefield crowded with Goliaths and an even more numerous army of Davids just waiting to take Twitter down.
Editor’s Pick NYC-based Melba is building a network of fine dining restaurants where diners pay for fixed price meals in advance online — no decision-making, waiting around, or transacting, so you can sit back and enjoy the experience.
Aside from MongoDB, quite a number of startups raised money today. It was a surprisingly active Friday for the deals team!
Editor’s Pick MongoDB has now raised more money for its Nosql technology than the two leading vendors of Hadoop combined. Here’s how:
Guest Post Paul Asel is Managing Partner at Nokia Growth Partners.
HootSuite is putting some of its recently raised cash to work. The enterprise social media management company turned in a massive $165 million funding round for international expansion, and it’s wasting no time using that money.
800,000 federal employees are currently being forced to stay home without pay as Congress and President Barack Obama are locked in a stalemate over the spending plan for the fiscal year. Over here in the private sector things are looking slightly better.
“The benefit of being part of LinkedIn is very clear. The benefit of being part of Facebook is very, very clear. The benefit of being on Twitter is … not so obvious.”
Robot maker Boston Dynamics is no stranger to odd, vaguely unsettling robots, but its latest creation might be the most terrifying one yet.
Sales of wearable technology jumped almost 300 percent in 2012 as we bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches, and smart glasses. But we’re still at the very, very early stages of the industry, according to a new report that says that sales will balloon to 64 million devices within four years.
The woman who’s voice was used to power Apple’s voice assistant feature Siri has decided to come out to the public today.
Guest Post Health IT is hot, and it’s about time. Investors and entrepreneurs alike are flocking to the sector that once seemed insurmountable, yet is desperately in need of imagination, creation, and disruption.
WP Engine unveiled some serious growth metrics today, as well as a new CEO and a rebrand of the site. The company is “at a tipping point” and looking to work with large enterprise clients.
The combined company will be the largest mobile game company in in the fast-growing South Korean market.
Popular web ad-blocking service Adblock made an interesting offer to Twitter this morning: Only sell ads we like, and we won’t block them.
OSX Mavericks is one step closer to hitting your Mac.
Verizon is rebooting its cloud efforts today with the launch of Verizon Cloud, a new infrastructural service comprised of Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage.
Twitter will take a far more conservative approach than Facebook, its larger social networking rival.
Update: This version of the story corrects an earlier reference to Peter Fenton’s holdings of Twitter shares.
A startup that bills itself as the “Uber for medical devices” just secured $750,000 in funding, bringing its total seed funding to $1.5 million.
Twitter publicly filed its initial public offering documentation today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The short-form social media news company plans to sell 472,613,753 shares and raise at least $1 billion.
Atlassian thinks it’s the perfect matchmaker — but not for romantic mates.
While Twitter’s letter to potential shareholders was pithy today, its list of potential IPO risk factors was not.