[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk9cZgts_30&w=560&h=315] Roku’s product chief, Tom Markworth, sat down with VentureBeat at South By Southwest to show off the company’s latest, as-yet-unreleased bit of hardware: the streaming stick.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUpUD6k57Kk&w=560&h=315] We’ve been covering quite a few companies from Science, the latest incubator to make a splash in the L.A. tech scene.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFPAfAbCB4A&w=560&h=315] Google has a blockbuster success on its hands with its Android mobile operating system. But the company also recently launched Chrome for Android, a mobile web browser.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-mF0uNmAd4&w=560&h=315] At South By Southwest, we got a chance to talk with Jon Vanhala, Universal Music Group’s senior vice president of digital.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiMV1gYDhu0&w=560&h=315] Hot off an acquisition, Buddy Media CEO Mike Lazerow took some time during South By Southwest interactive to chat about how Facebook’s changes to branded Pages are having a huge impact on social media marketing.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aAptQiblCA&w=560&h=315] PayPal’s announcements have been all over the news lately, and at South By Southwest, vice president of global product and experience, Sam Shrauger, took some time to explain the company’s new approach to consumers and their money: the Paypal digital wallet.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaDzJJVb9Ys&w=560&h=315] Malthe Sigurdsson is Rdio’s product chief, and at South By Southwest Interactive, he took some time to talk with VentureBeat about the company’s newly relaunched app, which comes with new features and an overhauled interface.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eoZRBUZpX0&w=560&h=315] Grindr is a huge success, as apps go. The location-based dating app for men-loving men has won several awards and counts millons of gay, bisexual, and bi-curious men among its users.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwjW2DoCVOU&w=560&h=315] Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs has some interesting ideas about optimism and technology.
[vimeo 38523606 w=640 h=360] The TODAY Show is something of an American institution, but TODAY digital director Jen Brown told VentureBeat at SXSW that the team behind the show is just getting started. It is just beginning its makeover as a 24/7 content brand, which started with last year’s launch of TODAY.com.
[vimeo 38517470 w=640 h=360] Googler Iein Valdez sat down at South By Southwest Interactive to talk with VentureBeat about the company’s App Engine.
[vimeo 38506003 w=640 h=360] General Electric set up a hands-on “garage” area at SXSW Interactive this year to get technophiles up to their elbows in hardware, including laser cutters, 3D printers, injection molders, and more.
[vimeo 38454546 w=640 h=360] Dave Morin and the rest of the Path team are staunchly on the native side of the mobile-web-apps-versus-native-apps debate, and in this interview, he explains why.
[vimeo 38445475 w=640 h=360] Aya Zook, a Microsoftie focused on Bing, sat down with VentureBeat at South By Southwest today for a brief interview.
[vimeo 38406668 w=640 h=376] Director Morgan Spurlock and Hulu SVP Andy Forssell took a few minutes to chat with VentureBeat today at South By Southwest in Austin.
[vimeo 38403408 w=640 h=376] We took a moment during South By Southwest in Austin to chat with Facebooker Austin Haugen today.
[vimeo 38255498 w=640 h=360] This week brought a ton of interesting news, and as always, VentureBeat staff writers had an interesting take on it.
[vimeo 37842487 w=640 h=360] It’s time for a sudden-death-style lightning round on the week’s news.
[vimeo 37423905 w=640 h=360] In this week’s VBWeekly, Jolie O’Dell walks us through first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the PlayStation Vita, and, in what turns out to be a blatant rip off, an iPhone game called Pokemon Yellow that is nothing more than a load screen that crashes.
[vimeo 36993522 w=640 h=376] And now, it’s time for a few tasteful jokes (and at least one tasteless one) about the week’s tech headlines.
[vimeo 36649937 w=640 h=376] Comedian/actor/grand wizard Jay Mohr was in Las Vegas this week to host the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards for his seventh year. In addition to the DICE award ceremony, Mohr has also been a longtime host for the annual (usually) BlizzCon fan event.
[vimeo 36575210 w=640 h=376] Skyrim is awesome; Pinterest users need to calm the hell down; and Facebook users need to stay away from the gun cabinet.
[vimeo 36183766 w=640 h=360] This week we talk about the IPO heard ’round the world, that of Dutch antivirus outfit AVG.
Editor's Pick [vimeo 35728392 w=640 h=376] Watch out! There’s some adults-only vocabulary in Startup Land.
In this week’s installment of our weekly video show, Christopher Peri and I talk about one of the most entertaining news stories so far this year: The colorful indictment of alleged pirate content site Megaupload.com. The site’s founder, Kim Dotcom, is an amazing character, who lived large (in a New Zealand mansion surrounded by gorgeous, rare cars) and became the #1 ranked Modern Warcraft 3 player, amazingly enough. We’ll be watching this story closely to report on the allegations and Megaupload’s spirited defense.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yI0NZbPwBg&w=560&h=315] For our weekly video show, we decided that not only were we going to talk about SOPA; we were going to do something about SOPA.
PrimeSense has its 3D motion-sensing chips in Microsoft’s Kinect hands-free controls for the Xbox 360. But that’s just the beginning of using your body motions to control your entertainment.
PixelOptics makes what it calls the world’s first and only electronic-focusing eyeware, dubbed emPower. It essentially creates the effect of bifocals without forcing you to look through two different lenses.
Sometimes you wake up and you feel drained. It’s like you never slept at all. Right now, in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show, I know the feeling.