Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, has seen lots of game machines. But he says that the iPad 2, unveiled by Apple today, is really a cool portable game console.
Apple launched the iPad 2 tablet computer today, and it looks like another hit. The company has added a lot of new features to the device and still managed to keep the price the same. After today’s press event, we got a close-up look at the iPad 2, and it’s clear that the company has once again set the bar for rival tablet makers to beat.
Want an iPad for $100 less then you could get it yesterday? Following the announcement of the iPad 2 today, which will be available starting at $499, Apple has reduced the starting price of the original iPad to $399.
Apple just announced a number of new features for iOS, its mobile operating system on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The company says iOS 4.3 will be available on March 11 — but strangely, it looks like the update won’t include the Verizon iPhone.
During Apple’s press event for the iPad 2 today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed some impressive new statistics: Apple has sold 100 million iPhone as of last week, users have downloaded 100 million ebooks via its iBooks store, and it just recently surpassed $2 billion paid to app developers through its App Store.
Steve Jobs took the stage today to unveil the iPad 2, the next version of its tablet computer — to the surprise of just about everyone, given that he recently announced he would take some time off from Apple for health reasons.
After weeks of speculation, Apple confirmed this morning it is launching the successor to its wildly successful iPad.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will hit store shelves on April 10, multiple sources tell the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
After shipping 15 million iPads in 2010, Apple is expected to deliver 40 million iPads in 2011, supply chain sources tell the site Digitimes.
Everybody knows that Apple is launching the iPad 2 today. But nobody really knows what it is. We’ll be at the live event writing about the announcement as it comes down at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (pictured yesterday) in San Francisco.
It’s just like Microsoft to have a perfectly good tablet solution and do nothing with it.
Qualcomm QPrize winner Enterproid, which develops software that adds an additional profile to Android phones for business use, launched today at the DEMO Spring 2011 conference in Palm Desert, Calif.
DEMO Fall 2010 alumnus Bump.com, a social network that links people through their car license plates, has raised more than $1 million in its second round of funding, VentureBeat has learned.
Nuvvyo, the maker of JetStreamHD, is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
A middle-aged man walking down the stairs in his apartment has a heart-attack. Alone and gasping for air, he pulls out his mobile phone and with one button is able to notify friends and family in a predefined “safety network” to receive help. This is the vision of Guardly, a startup launching at DEMO that wants to decrease the amount of time it takes for responders to arrive at an emergency.
I’m delighted to announce our inaugural VentureBeat Mobile Summit.
mSignia is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Tomorrow’s iPad 2 launch isn’t the one that we should be getting excited about, instead we should reserve our enthusiasm for the iPad 3, which is apparently due later this year, an Apple employee tells the Cult of Mac.
Now that Android devices featuring Nvidia’s powerful dual-core Tegra 2 chip are finally making their way to consumers, the company has launched its Tegra Zone app to feature games that can take advantage of the beefy hardware.
Facebook has acquired Beluga, the mobile group-chat startup founded by three former Googlers. And in contrast to most of Facebook’s other deals, it looks like the company may actually use Beluga’s technology.
Evernote today released a complete overhaul of the iPhone version of its popular Web-based note-taking software. Evernote 4 has new features to organize written, spoken or photographed notes on an iPhone.
Just about every flight search engine has a hotel booking service — and that’s how they end up making a majority of their money. It looks like flight search startup Hipmunk finally got the memo, because the company announced today that it is launching a hotel search engine to go with its simplified flight search engine.
Pixable is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
Cisco announced today that it is launching a small number of collaboration services from its enterprise social network, Quad, as a separate, lite service called Jabber.
Desktop computers moved to 3D graphics a long time ago. But mobile technology is moving fast toward adopting a better 3D experience. One sign of that is the announcement today that Unity Technologies will now be able to support cool 3D graphics on Android mobile devices.
Media browsing startup Cooliris’ business plan has always revolved around high-quality, good-looking ads, and even though it recently refocused on its mobile photo app LiveShare, chief executive Soujanya Bhumkar said he’s still pushing forward on slick new ad products.
Build-your-own social network company Ning has seen some big changes in the last year. And here’s another one — in addition to providing the technology for everyone else’s social network, it’s launching a mobile social app of its own, called Mogwee.
Jake Mintz, cofounder of Bump, could make his social-sharing application send out annoying push notifications to remind users to update it and use it — but he’d rather focus on the user experience, he said.
If you’re preparing for a major test like the SAT or GRE, or simply want to improve your everyday vocabulary, Phocabulary for the iPhone and Android is a must-have tool.
It’s not an official announcement, but with some creative math it appears that Verizon’s iPhone 4 surpassed 1 million units sold in its first weekend, The Street reports.
Motorola will be bringing its Webtop apps and their corresponding docks to all of its high-end smartphones in the second half of this year, CEO Sanjay Jha told investors today.
The first batch of presentations at DEMO, the conference for innovative technology companies announcing new products or launching for the first time, is underway.
Guest Post Ilja Laurs is the CEO of GetJar, an operator of independent mobile app stores. He submitted this column to VentureBeat.
Our appetite for mobile games is growing, with more than a third of U.S. and U.K. adults saying that they play mobile games, according to a new survey. This is a huge shift in consumer attitudes and it could have a big impact on the structure of the video game business.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
We reported a few weeks ago that the iPhone 5 would likely feature a 4-inch screen, an upgrade over its predecessors’ 3.5-inch displays, and now we have our first glimpse as to what that larger display may look like thanks to a Chinese Apple part reseller.
You could call Jan Chipchase the Indiana Jones of product design. He lives in Shanghai, has a Japanese wife and just returned from a research trip in the north of Uganda, an area recently controlled by the notorious military group the Lord’s Resistance army.
The new Verizon iPhone may have antenna issues that are similar to its counterpart on AT&T, according to Consumer Reports.
Mobile video startup HighlightCam launched today, as it aims to make it easier for users to take their movie making totally mobile and simplify the editing process, CEO Robert Neivert told me Thursday.