What’s the best new open-source project of them all? GitHub’s got about 10 good guesses on that subject.
Guest Post Yes, Virginia, you can build a profitable, thriving business on open-source software. Here’s how.
Yesterday the news broke that popular Kickstarter project POP, the portable power station, was canceling the product and refunding the full $139,170 it had collected from backers, due to Apple’s refusal to license the Lightning charger in a device that includes multiple charging options.
Most of those five billion chips won’t be in phones, as tablets, sensors, cameras, light bulbs, refrigerators, and more increasingly get connected to the internet.
Behance is a slick, full-featured site for publishing portfolios and finding inspiration. And now, it’s part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
Facebook had some pretty sweet hacks over the past year. They basically deep-fried a server with phenomenal results. They created a QR code that can be seen from space. And one guy even made a 3D-printed map of Facebook.
Guest Post Looking at the latest DDoS attack statistics from CloudFlare’s network, it seems that hackers love the holidays.
Facebook today made its mobile app install ads infinitely more attractive to app makers who want to pay to increase their downloads.
Treehouse, a learn-to-code-online company, is putting its platform where its mouth is and taking on one of America’s toughest towns, economically speaking: Detroit.
Editor’s Pick Instagram’s new Terms of Service got your neckbeard in a twist? Try these open-source, consumer-friendly alternatives.
Guest Post If you have to choose between someone who “fits” in your startup and someone who is technically excellent, go for the former. Here’s why.
If you’ve always wanted to control your computer with Tom Cruise-like Minority Report gestures, that day is one step closer. And the technology is 200 times more sensitive to motion than Xbox 360′s Kinect.
The new API will help developers build a share-to-Cheezburger button in content creation apps … and help Cheezburger publish more silly cat pictures to a wider audience.
Credit-card-sized computer Raspberry Pi now has an app store for games, programs, tools and tutorials.
Aviary’s graduating into big-boy territory with a smart new CEO and money-making partnerships.
Guest Post ProfitBricks, a global cloud infrastructure provider, has big ambitions despite not yet having widespread name recognition. The Boston-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company this week announced the launch of a foundation program for the startup community.
The past 12 months have been a coming-to-fruition of a few key endeavors the Mozilla Foundation has been putting its heart and soul into for years.
Sponsored Post Have you ever want to learn a programming language but just haven’t known where to begin? Not only that, but you’re not sure how much time it will take – or if you have the time to invest? And just how challenging is it to learn a language like Ruby on Rails? VentureBeat has a deal that answers all of those questions.
Tylr Mobile, a startup in stealth mode that is building a better way for business users to work on a smartphone or tablet device, has been selected by two accelerators, and has received investment from private individuals at companies like SAP, Salesforce.com and Oracle.
Adobe is giving old media people easy tools for learning how to create and collaborate around digital media, from websites to tablet apps and far beyond.
A Nokia engineer who has previously pointed out security holes in Microsoft’s Windows 8 has now posted a detailed step-by-step explanation of how to hack Windows 8 games.
Adobe is working harder than ever to make its Creative Suite the toolset of choice for web and mobile developers and designers.
Nothing like a little Nike-branded, fitness-fueled energy to knock out your incubator fatigue.
In a bid to make its virtual currency platform more useful for Android game developers, Pocket Change has opened up its platform, allowing devs to give players rewards for any actions they’d like.
In 2008 a French engineer in Silicon Valley started a newsletter about a fascinating new slice of the technology market: mobile apps. Today, his company regularly drives 250,000 downloads for featured apps … and sometimes more than 500,000.
London-based developer community Skills Matter raises $5M to foster software innovation in Europe.
SmartThings, the hack-your-world Kickstarter project that had already raised $1.2 million, added another $3 million from First Round Capital and more than 20 angel investors.
Guest Post A recent VentureBeat post outlined a series of reason why HTML5 failed to deliver in 2012. But here are five reasons to look forward to HTML5 in the new year.
Around the world, the biggest apps — and the ones that make the most money — are turning to Facebook for users and features.
Even though Apple and Google’s app stores offer more than 1.4 million apps combined, just 25 U.S. developers generate half of the revenue from app sales, according to a new study.
Google I/O is taking place a bit earlier this year. Synchronize your watches to meet at Moscone on…
Cloud-focused messaging startups SendGrid and Twilio have teamed up to empower SendGrid enterprise customers with a suite of messaging tools, including transactional emails, SMS, voicemails, and push notifications.
Twitter’s new calendar of upcoming API changes will help developers avoid nasty surprises.
Facebook chat, notifications, and updates that follow you everywhere you go on the web, right in your web browser, is a cool idea. What’s even cooler is how Mozilla and Facebook actually built it.
Guest Post With tech-related projects accounting for nine of the top 10 most common job requests on DoNanza, freelancers working in technology have noticed some interesting trends over the past two years.
Apple’s App Store is still the king of mobile apps stores, with the four times the revenue of Google Play, but Google Play is growing much, much faster than the App Store.