Transparency reporting is getting trendy, guys. Yahoo announced today that it will release a transparency report for data requests from governments around the world — and we’re glad it is.
If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.
We’ve been astounded how far the web has come, Google engineering director Erik Kay said in a blog post. And promptly unveiled a entirely new class of Chrome apps that are designed for your desktop, not the web.
Editor’s Pick Cloud-based developer tooling is still a very new and highly volatile marketplace. Here’s how we decided who’s on the rise, who’s on the downswing, and who’s capturing the future of development.
If you held off on buying the Google Nexus 4 because of its maddening lack of LTE support, Google’s follow-up to the device is shaping up to be exactly what you need.
There is good news in the fall of the once-giant phone maker, however.
The latest numbers, released this evening by Google, show significant improvement. And that’s good for developers, who have to build apps that work on as wide a range of devices as possible.
Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 65,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.
Google pulled its Authenticator, the app that releases codes to be used for two-factor authentication, from the Apple App Store today after its latest update deleted existing user data.
First-time buyers are turning away from Android as Apple’s three-year-old iPhone 4 was the top model for feature-phone switchers in the last three months, according to the latest numbers from Kantar Worldpanel.
Proving once again that the U.S. smartphone market is a very, very different animal.
Even in its unfinished state, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear tells us a lot about where the emerging smartwatch industry is going
Android 4.4 will make us all Nestle’s unwitting advertisers. Google help us.
Right after Apple announces it’s major mobile event next week, Google stepped up and introduced Android KitKat to the its huge community of customers.
Microsoft may have married the Finnish girl of its dreams, but the Redmond software giant still plans to play the field.
For startups, it’s not clear that the expense of an individualized office space with sleek design can really help to create that elusive feeling known as “great company culture.”
Editor’s Pick The popular Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has a CEO who isn’t afraid to mimic the late Steve Jobs — yet it still has plenty to teach the West.
Department of Justice granted Google a “stay” on its decision about whether the company can release information about FISA data requests.
When consumers get all riled up over the anticipated new iPhone, investors have to continue with their own journeys. After all, rumors of a new phone mean a decline in sales for the current phone
Google may have acquired Android-based smartwatch software company WIMM Labs.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Editor’s Pick Did you know that Azure is one of the most popular tools around? It’s also one of the most disliked. The undisputed favorite among devs is Github, with Heroku and New Relic coming in a distant second and third.
The wearable bandwagon is getting big enough to draw the attention of chip makers.
Facebook edged one step closer to providing music with a neat little update to its app on Android, which offers the ability to control your music right within your app.
Android app revenues will hit $6.8 billion this year for smartphones alone, ABI Research said today. That’s almost double the total from last year.
It’s still only about 60 percent of Android rival iOS.
Google continues to hold the top spots on the iOS app store, with Google Maps and YouTube taking the first and second most-downloaded spots. And Google Earth jumped from being the 31st to the 9th most downloaded app on iOS in July.
Google’s vice president of Android product management Hugo Barra has reportedly quit and is taking a job at Chinese phone company Xiaomi.
Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.
We’ve all seen commercials from big tech players that feature a diverse cast using smartphones, PCs, or other new gadgets. This new video cleverly parodies all of these ads for using the same techniques.
Google Hangouts is already a good option for casual connections or business meetings, but now the service is getting an upgrade to 720p HD video.
The company has unveiled an aggressive plan to build self-driving cars that are commercially viable within two “vehicle generations.”
Between 2011 and 2012, Google’s mobile ad revenue share grew by 14 percent. From that figure down to one percent between 2012 and 2013 is a long, steep tumble.
By keeping component costs low, Google is making a bit more cost-effective to assemble the Moto X at home.
Vidyo already provides the software that powers Google Hangouts on Google+.
Telltale is releasing The Walking Dead on Ouya, which enables the developer’s engine for Google’s mobile operating system.
Here are six smart alternatives to GoToMeeting and WebEx that can help you survive online conferences and webinars.
Samsung will unveil its Android-running smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, beating Apple to a market that the Cupertino company has been rumored to be pursuing for at least 10 months.
Glass is the first step in making technology both ubiquitous and invisible in our lives.
Editor’s Pick That, coupled with news that Samsung is announcing its first-ever developer conference this morning, is fueling speculation that the Korean company will be launching Tizen, its first Tizen smartphone, and perhaps even the long-rumored S Cloud in late October, all together.
Editor’s Pick When Glass Explorer Chris Barrett first received Google Glass, he walked out of Google’s New York offices, got in his car, put the augmented reality headset on, and asked Google a very important question.
“OK Glass, is Glass illegal to wear while driving?”
In other words, we’re seeing the emergence of the Samsung platform.