The founders of the successful video startup Pure Digital are moving into the education market with crowdsourced lessons.
API-management startup Mashery announced $10 million in new funding today to expand its part in what it calls the “post-website era.” The firm’s API Management platform is now used by Fortune 100 companies such as ABC News, ESPN, and Cisco.
Editor's Pick Video is the new audio. With more emotion, more nuance, and more effective real-time communication, videoconferencing is growing at a 20 percent annual rate in business.
Every year, 100 billion minutes are spent on traditional audio-only teleconferences, while only 200 million minutes are used for video conferencing. Blue Jeans Network thinks it’s the company that can flip those numbers around.
Those who belong to Generation Y — teens and twenty-somethings, including myself – are shaking up human resource departments, according to data from Salesforce Rypple. Young professionals born in the 80s and 90s are much more social than previous generations, are obsessed with their laptops, and hold the Internet on a high pedestal.
Sponsored Post Recent research indicates that by 2014, more than one in three American Internet users will have a tablet device, and that 52 percent of tablet owners prefer to shop online using their tablets.
At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our “Funding daily” column.
Online-meeting startup MeetingBurner has updated its simple, clean iOS app to support the iPad, the company announced today.
Charles River Ventures (CRV), a venture capital firm that focuses on mobile, Internet, and software startups, closed its fifteenth fund of $375 million today.
Watchitoo is adding a little flavor to the video conferencing industry tomorrow with its new interactive “Layers” function, including a way to monetize what you’re seeing on the screen.
Cisco will approach and integrate its cloud services in more cohesive manner with a new high-level framework called CloudVerse, the company announced today.
Editor's Pick Better grab an umbrella, because it’s about to get real cloudy. A new study by Cisco estimates that global traffic generated by cloud computing services will increase a staggering 12 times by 2015 compared to cloud traffic in 2010, while data center traffic will increase at a less-showy-but-still-impressive four times by 2015.
Cisco announced new features to its WebEx web meeting client and Jabber messenger today, in an attempt to compete with increasingly popular cloud storage companies such as Dropbox and Box.net.
Editor's Pick Anyone who who follows technology trends has undoubtedly heard the term “cloud service” thrown around a few gazillion times over the past few months. But if you don’t know the difference between terms such as PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, don’t fret — you’re far from alone.
Online meeting startup AnyMeeting has added premium ad-free options to its service, a major milestone for the service because its meetings have been run with contextual advertising up until today.
Virident is announcing today that is has raised $21 million to launch its next-generation flash memory for enterprises.
The CloudBeat category has been sitting atop VentureBeat’s homepage for a few months, but today we’re officially launching the channel with web app performance manager New Relic as our channel sponsor.
Enterprise software startup Atlassian announced Tuesday that is moving its collaboration and development products, including JIRA and Confluence, to the cloud with an innovative pricing structure.
Network giant Cisco has acquired video optimization software company BNI Video for $99 million in cash, the company announced today.
Database solutions startup Neo Technology on Wednesday announced it has raised $10.6 million with a goal of helping enterprise companies manage and interpret increasingly complicated data sets using NOSQL.
Cisco on Monday announced it has acquired Versly, a young privately-held startup that develops tools to help users collaborate using Microsoft Office programs.
Peter Diamandis, the chairman of Singularity University and head of the X Prize Foundation, says that executives had better be aware of exponential technologies like the rapid advances in chips (Moore’s law), biotechnology, or connectivity so that they can use them to gain a competitive advantage.
With all of the supernatural success swirling around legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs as he steps down from the position, it’s easy to forget that he’s human. Michael Dhuey, 53, had two opportunities to experience the real Jobs through working with him.
Online meeting and webinar startup MeetingBurner wants to do what many companies aim to when they enter a crowded market — undercut the competition by offering a better product at a lower price. The company, which today enters its public beta phase, is in a heck of position to accomplish at least part of this goal because it believes 95 percent of its customers will use the well-featured service completely free.
Better-than-expected fourth quarter fiscal earnings help pump up Cisco’s share price on Thursday and — along with a promising jobs report — helped bolster the entire market during a wild roller-coaster week. The Nasdaq ended the day up 4.7 percent while the S&P 500 closed ahead by 4.6 percent.
On a damaging day for the U.S. stock market, enterprise-focused stocks got hammered just like everything else. But their prospects during a downturn are better than most, according to analysts contacted by VentureBeat.