In further proof the U.S. market is unlike any other in the smartphone industry, Apple’s iPhone grew market share in the last three months while Android held steady. But the most interesting numbers are elsewhere.
The new Vancouver-based startup, dubbed OneGigabit, is offering fiber Internet at speeds of one gigabit per second, which is 60 times faster than the Canadian average.
Google is starting a big rollout of 8,000 Glass units, reps said at the company’s annual developer conference in May. Members of the Glass team hinted that apps may include fitness trackers, karaoke cards, and perhaps even a payments platform.
This week’s slight bounce-back of around 70 cents per share is due to the arrival of a certain high-profile Microsoftie in Zynga’s hallowed halls.
“With Glass I went closer to the action than I probably should have, and saw a couple fights going on. I think I got the first arrest with Google Glass … kinda cool!”
“Stop the surveillance! Restore the Fourth Amendment!”
The United States Patent Office published an Apple filing for a patent on real-time user ratings and alerts on routes, traffic, and locations. Yes, it sounds pretty much like Waze — which Apple rival Google just bought for over a billion dollars.
But the patent goes far beyond traffic conditions.
Editor’s Pick “It can essentially take over the normal functioning of the phone and control any function,” Bluebox CTO Jeff Forristal posted.
Motorola is following in Microsoft’s footsteps.
YouTube has renewed its agreement with music video service Vevo and is making an estimated $50 million investment. This investment gives Google a 10 percent stake in the company and puts Vevo’s valuation at about $500 million.
I’m not accustomed to seeing the words “Android continues to shrink” in a report.
Motorola has unveiled its first ad for its upcoming Moto X smartphone — but, unsurprisingly, it raises more questions than it answers.
Secretive Google division Niantic Labs usually works on apps that meld our real and virtual worlds, including the massive global game Ingress. Now it’s using another of its signature apps to get you out of your smartphone and into some of the nation’s most-visited attractions.
Google serves up data on how widely used YouTube has become among gamers.
Think back on how rapidly our computing habits have changed over the past decade and try not to get whiplash.
Google Glass may be the first device in history where the experiences of those who aren’t using the device are more important than the experiences of those who are.
It’s the strongest confirmation yet that iWatch is real, and perhaps that it is imminent.
Google Glass has been updates to include a first take on web browsing, new voice commands, and integration with Gmail contacts.
Google Reader’s last day is July 1, which means you have less than a day to download your subscriptions and find an alternative. Here are three steps to help you out now.
Showing that every million counts, Google has sued the Internal Revenue Service for $83.5 million over a tax dispute.
After years of false starts, 2013 has become the year of mobile advertising.
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.
Google’s endorsement of an Android game console could fuel disruption in games.
Google announced the finalists for its 2013 Science Fair today: 15 teens from eight countries including Canada, Russia, Singapore, India, Greece, Australia, and Turkey.
And, of course, the USA.
Google Reader dies this weekend, but it’s just the latest in a long list of Google products that have met their ignominious end on Google CEO Larry Page’s chopping block.
If your’re making money of your adult-themed blog, Google has your number.
Everpix’s latest update makes it the best solution yet for getting out of photo management hell.
Adobe, Digg, everyone’s developing RSS readers in anticipation of Google Reader dying next week. But HootSuite’s looks like it could actually be useful, especially for social media managers.
Motorola Mobility has undergone plenty of changes since it was purchased by Google for $12.5 billion back in 2012, but the latest change might be its most prominent yet.
Google Glass is for walking around and getting directions to a cafe with the perfect espresso. Recon Jet is for kicking your performance into the ultimate high gear and — yes — even saving lives.
A staggering 267,259 mobile apps are triggering SMS trojans, exploiting security holes, stealing private data, and building botnets, according to a study released today by security firm Juniper.
App Annie released its May apps index this morning– all apps minus games — and the giants are doing well: Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook are well-represented on the top publisher lists. But there’s also some surprises, and some new entrants to the most-downloaded and highest-grossing app leader lists on iOS and Google Play.
Everyone’s worried about how their data can be collected through government programs, but maybe it’s time to look at how your information is tracked in everyday life.
If you want to go big on YouTube, you don’t want do be a big corporate brand or repurpose content from the nightly news. You do want to be in the gaming, entertainment, or comedy industries. And you most definitely want to have something to say.
“Speech recognition is easy,” Jones says. “The hard problem is figuring out what is really being asked for … and humans do that really well.”
Customers acquired via Twitter are worth 23 percent less, and Facebook brings in just barely average clients. But pay-per-click advertising brings in customers worth 46 percent more, and organic search brings in buyers who are worth a massive 54 percent more than your average customer.
The revenue gap has existed for a long time in spite of Android’s massive userbase growth to 900 million strong.
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