Tencent, China’s largest web company, announced today that it has poured $448 million into rival Chinese search engine Sugou, a move that further consolidates China’s big Internet firms.
Looking for a free iPhone with your two-year carrier contract that isn’t a three-year-old model? If you’re open to switching to Sprint — even temporarily — you’re in luck.
Convo is competing against giants in a space that includes Microsoft’s Yammer and Salesforce’s Chatter. But chief executive Faizan Buzdar said Convo’s key differentiator is its focus on employee engagement.
If you like delivering a modulated electrostatic attraction force to someone’s ear, Disney’s new Ishin-Den-Shin project is just the thing for you.
3D printed guns: dangerous, controversial, and now, apparently art.
It’s a good bet that Grand Theft Auto V will be the blockbuster of the year in video games.
Guest Post Peers is a self-described “grassroots organization” that launched last month to “mainstream, protect, and grow the sharing economy.”
Twitter announced on Sept. 12 that it had filed a confidential S-1 in preparation for going public. The questions are: Why? Why now? And what will the IPO do to the Twitter we know and love?
Updated 9/16 with clarifications via AT&T, and a correction.
Brooklyn-based Amplify envisions a future where children learn at their own pace, by playing games on Android tablets — and generating lots of data as they do.
Guest Post I have come to believe that, yes, the Internet is killing innovation. So let me plant some seeds of doubt in your biased pro-Internet love fest.
The social bed and breakfast startup Airbnb has just released its first attempt at television advertising, which pretty much looks nothing like the average 30-second annoying commercials you’re typically used to.
Kim Dotcom, the founder of now defunct cloud storage/streaming service Megaupload, announced today that he’s suing the New Zealand government for illegally spying on him and raiding his home in 2012.
Windows 8 combines the fun of a tablet with the productivity of a PC, says InTouch. Which must mean a whole lot of fun is bound up in the massive 1080p INF7011, a 70-inch, touch-enabled Windows PC.
Today, Kreditech nabbed $7 million in additional funding from Europe’s largest growth debt provider, Kreos Capital. The company also announced plans to expand to Mexico and Australia.
Guest Post It’s not just the Internet usage that is growing in Latin America, it’s also the startup community that has begun to boom in the region.
VentureBeat’s new mobile site, which is powered by a new Zemanta product, will provide more relevant news stories for you to look at, without having to reload the page.
Intel has reached an agreement to acquire natural language processing (NLP) startup Indisys.
The world expects a lot from Apple. So when it releases a perfectly decent upgrade to its already-excellent iPhone line, we can’t help but feel a bit disappointed.
Microsoft announced an interesting coupon today: The company will pay $200 or more for your used iPad. There’s just one catch. The $200 comes in the form of a gift card to the Microsoft store.
Crowdfunding campaigns have never been PayPal’s strong suit, but today the company said it wants to change that.
Grand Theft Auto and Infinity Blade are rivals because we’ve entered the age of the Battle Royal.
Thanks to Facebook’s clumsy and botched road to the stock exchange, Twitter’s will be a lot smarter. And, potentially, a lot more lucrative for investors.
“Twitter will learn from Facebook’s flawed playbook and do the opposite,” PrivCo’s Sam Hamedeh said.
“You’re talking to a very happy, very emotional person right now,” early Twitter investor George Zachary told me minutes ago.
While Twitter won’t reveal it’s numbers in today’s secret IPO filing, PrivCo has an idea of where Twitter stands financially.
Twitter filed for an initial public offering today in what will likely be the stock market debut since Facebook’s $100 billion IPO. It hasn’t been easy, and it hasn’t been quick.
The Progressive Policy Institute released a report today titled “Can the Internet of Everything bring back the High-Growth Economy?” Widespread adoption of this technology to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing industry.
Twitter just tweeted that it has filed a confidential request for going public.
Editor’s Pick Starting a business isn’t easy for anyone, but it’s especially challenging for young woman in the tech sector. We caught up with online travel entrepreneurs, Ruzwana Bashir and Debbie Wosskow, to discuss how they are making their startups a success.
The merged company is expected to have a total annual revenue of $630 million and gain a greater share of the Ethernet switching market, where it competes with giants like Cisco.
Guest Post Twitter’s acquisition of MoPub, like Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, makes complete sense in light of its impending IPO.
If you think you see something weird on Twitter in the next few weeks, you’re probably right. But there’s nothing odd about that at all, according to Twitter.
Buildzoom bills itself as a “one-stop shop” for getting a house built, remodeled, or repaired. The company has spent the last several months pulling together information from millions of permitting records to give consumers more detailed insights on contractors.
The phone recognizes you and will lock itself if someone else walks off with your phone.
“The salsify plant is a cousin to the dandelion. It is beautiful, low maintenance, and spreads like wildfire — all qualities we think the worlds of product content management, syndication, and distribution need.”
Your clothing can keep you safe.
Marine iguanos and blue-footed boobies aren’t found on too many streets. But both are found in significant quantity in the unspoiled ecosystems of the beautiful Galapagos Islands, which Google announced this morning are now available on Street View.
Wearables and the “internet of things” are the new battleground for chip makers.
After months of debate, Dell’s shareholders have finally agreed to a buyout offer today that would see the company go private.
Online media production company Maker Studios has just secured another $26 million in funding, the company announced today.