[vimeo 31591127 w=640 h=360] The shopworn adage “It takes all kinds of people to make a world” is never more controversial than when applied to technology startups.
[vimeo 31464179 w=640 h=360] Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit, is passionate about creating a community of “micro-entrepreneurs” — people who work autonomously on a part-time or full-time basis.
[vimeo 31273554 w=640 h=360] This week, IBM named its first-ever female CEO, Virginia Rometty.
Nokia has bet the house on the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, and the first fruits of Nokia’s relationship with Microsoft were finally shown today with unveiling of the new Lumia 800 and 710 smartphones.
[vimeo 30489837 w=640 h=360] Have you ever considered how a simple, free technology such as YouTube videos could drastically improve a global problem such as education?
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP_gKd2tssU&w=560&h=315] “What a pistol!” was the universal sentiment voiced around the office after we shot this video with Penny Herscher.
Mary Meeker knows how to pack a lot of facts into a 66-slide PowerPoint deck. Fortunately, the Kleiner Perkins partner is also quite good at decipering what all of those facts mean for our mobile computing future.
Genevieve Bell leads a group of anthropologists at Intel who have become famous for their insights into how people use technology. At the Web 2.0 Summit yesterday, she gave one of the most interesting and amusing talks about what would happen if “data were a person.”
Steve Scott, chief technology officer for Tesla graphics chip products at Nvidia, was feeling pretty good this week after the Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced it will build the world’s fastest supercomputer using 18,000 high-end graphics chips from Nvidia.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5xcmbmcx0w&w=560&h=315] This week, we had Meebo CTO and co-founder Sandy Jen come into the VentureBeat studio to talk about women and tech.
No single game maker dominates smartphone and tablet games the way Zynga is dominating social games on Facebook. But now Zynga may have its sights set on dominion over the mobile market too.
Editor's Pick Mark Pincus, chief executive of Zynga, has been out of the public eye for months, mainly due to regulatory restrictions on what CEOs of companies filing for initial public offerings can say in public. But yesterday, he finally got on stage for Zynga’s big games rollout.
[vimeo 29498807 w=640 h=360] There are three things that matter in Silicon Valley: the people, the technology and the money.
Epic Games today showed a demo of Infinity Blade 2, the latest game for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. The company was one of the few to take the stage at Apple’s press event introducing the new iPhone 4S.
Apple today announced more details and a release date for its new iCloud service, which allows iOS users to store content such as music in web-connected data centers, also known as the cloud.
You’ve read the rumors, the liveblogs and the steady stream of excited tweets, now check out this video of Apple showing off the new iPhone 4S today.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OJzYe45V0A&w=560&h=345] Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle Touch look like the company’s best consumer devices yet, based on demonstrations from Amazon staff at the company’s launch event today in New York City.
[vimeo 29678142 w=640 h=368] Get Satisfaction CEO Wendy Lea has a few choice words for entrepreneurs, and the women and men in the business of creating and running startups would be well served to tune in.
[vimeo 29619307 w=640 h=386] Google Wave was a colossal flop. So why are the founders of Stypi trying to revive the idea of Wave-style collaborative software?
Facebook was the talk of the day with chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s f8 conference keynote speech and the announcement of many new features being added to the Facebook platform.
While attending the 2011 Fall Demo conference in Santa Clara, I was startled by the sight of a young man helping himself to coffee in between interviews with startup founders and venture capitalists in the conference Green Room. It’s my job to drink coffee and do interviews. What’s more, he was way better dressed than me. Feeling threatened, I went to tower over him in my four inch heels.
[vimeo 29397773 w=640 h=368] We all know that tech investment needs more women, and Natalia Oberti Noguera thinks that female philanthropists are ripe for the training.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xirq70K392s&w=560&h=315] When it comes to thinking big, MedAfrica takes the cake. The founders are aiming to revolutionize how people in developing areas, particularly on the African continent, access and use health information.
[vimeo 29117250 w=640 h=400] We’re back with another episode of VentureBeat’s (still nameless) weekly show. I sat down with VentureBeat executive editor Dylan Tweney to talk about this week’s absolute conference mayhem.
San Jose, Calif. — At the IBM Almaden Research Center, a team of researchers is creating the artificial brains of the future. Within the walls of Almaden is the Cognitive Computing Lab, whose staff is working on one of the coolest projects in technology.
[vimeo 29115577 w=640 h=360] Bill Maris, managing partner at Google Ventures, sat down with VentureBeat yesterday to discuss what Google looks for in investment opportunities.
Just in time for the iPhone 5 launch, the electronics reseller Gazelle has launched a new iOS app that will make it dead simple for you to sell your existing iPhone.
InMobi, the four-year-old company that is second place globally in mobile advertising, has raised an astonishingly large $200 million round of funding from Softbank Corp.
Editor's Pick LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman might be one of the most successful entrepreneurs to emerge from the post-dot-com era, and today he shared some of the secrets to his success.
Microsoft’s new Window 8 operating system brags a short eight-second boot time, according to the Windows 8 blog.
[vimeo 28788270 w=640 h=360] The most interesting stories we get to tell are stories about people. And this week, we had a glut of those kinds of stories.
100 different channels and nothing on? Microsoft has just licensed semantic video discovery technology from Israeli startup Jinni to help you find the perfect movie.
Dave Stohl is one of the guys who decides how many developers Activision Blizzard puts to work on its Call of Duty games. With Call of Duty bringing in a monster share of Activision’s revenues, that’s a big responsibility. We caught up with Stohl, whose official title is executive vice president for studios at Activision Publishing, at the Call of Duty XP event last week to ask him how the company is keeping up with the demand for Call of Duty games.
Call of Duty fans were greeted to a “life imitates art” moment at the Call of Duty XP event this week in Los Angeles. Activision Blizzard recreated the Scrapyard multiplayer battlefield from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 as a paintball arena where teams of 16 players could square off against each other with faux M4 assault rifles squirting green paint pellets. The event was aimed at promoting the upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 game, which Activision hopes will be the blockbuster of the year in video games.
Eric Hirshberg, the president and chief executive of Activision Publishing ( a division of Activision Blizzard), is treating 6,000 Call of Duty fans to a celebration of the game series at a huge aircraft hangar in Los Angeles.
The fans that showed up at the Call of Duty XP in Los Angeles are a pretty dedicated lot. Many flew to the event from around the world and paid $150 to get on the 6,000 tickets for the exclusive event where Activision Blizzard showed off the multiplayer version of of the upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 video game.
[vimeo 28529207 w=640 h=360] It’s the weekly video show so new it doesn’t have a name!