Editor's Pick "Something very interesting is happening here," Google's top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. "This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people."
"It just can't be the case that people are walking around heads down tapping on a screen," he says. "That just can't be the future of the human race."
"We've accomplished a tremendous amount," Tim Cook said today in his Apple earnings conference call, adding that the company has "set many sales records."
Apple investors did not get the shot in the arm they were hoping for this afternoon as the company released its second quarter numbers. At least, not from Apple's actual sales results.
Apple reported its second quarter 2013 results today, with revenue of $43.6 billion and income of $10.09 per share. Analysts had expected revenue of $42.5 billion and income of $10 billion. Apple's guidance had been between $41 and $43 billion.
Chinese "app store" 7659.com is using Apple's own bulk enterprise licensing system to distributed pirated apps to Chinese iPhone and iPad users, completely free.
There's a reason that even though Android has almost caught up to iOS in downloads, it's still way behind in monetization.
The future of eBay is mobile payments, however, and for investors willing to overlook some short-term pain, there may be some long-term gain as PayPal transaction volume increased a strong 21 percent in the last quarter, and PayPal merchant services jumped 25 percent.
Leap Motion announced a major new partnership with HP today to embed its hardware and software right into new HP laptops and desktops. And mobile devices like smartphones, tablets -- and glasses -- are coming up next, the company told me.
AppGratis CEO Simon Dawlat has been through the storm of his entrepreneurial life in the last two weeks.
We hear that Orth voluntarily resigned.
Editor's Pick AppGratis may have violated Apple guidelines, and it may not have. It's very much up to interpretation and opinion. And very obviously, having first approved and then within days rejecting AppGratis, even Apple doesn't have the same opinion all the time about the same app.
Almost exactly a year after Zynga bought one-hit wonder OMGPOP for a cool $200 million, OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter has been replaced by Zynga VP Sean Kelly.
The major Chinese complaint is that Apple’s warranties on computers run for one year, while Chinese law states they should be at least two years.
Editor's Pick The developer in question was fired by his employer, PlayHaven, after Richards posted his picture and a few details about what he said. VentureBeat broke the story last night.
Editor's Pick A Playhaven game developer was fired after making sexual jokes in the audience during a keynote session at PyCon, a conference for Python developers. Now Adria Richards, a developer evangelist for SendGrid, is getting rape and death threats via Twitter.
Google announced today that YouTube now has over a billion unique visitors every single month. Which means that Google and Facebook have something very rare in common: both have a billion-person social network.
Using a neutron gun and an infrared imaging camera, researchers found signs of hydration: water molecules bound to minerals in Martian rock.
"It's a f*cking ludicrous charge," Auernheimer told me this morning from New Jersey. "The FBI has tried to frame me for terrorism five times, and by their own admission they've been surveilling me since I was 15 years old."
Editor's Pick The more Samsung "adds value" to Android by customizing a version of it for the Galaxy line of phones, the more it will suck.