App makers, how do get your mobile app on your Facebook Page? Mixed Media Labs, the startup that aims to be the friend of every mobile developer, has an answer in its latest feature: the App.net Facebook tab.
Mobile payments startup Square now has more than 1 million merchants charging credit cards with the service, the company announced today.
Topguest, a San Francisco-based startup focused on loyalty programs and travel, has been acquired by ezRez Software, Inc.
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Guest Post Big data and Facebook: two behemoths that became a much bigger part of the marketer’s lexicon in 2011. Large brands, particularly, invested more time into better understanding the enormous quantities of rich social data about their consumers. And, it’s no secret that advertisers will continue to pour greater resources into social networks, both in an effort to reach existing customers as well as the vast universe of potential customers with whom they’re associated.
Apple’s streaming set-top box, the Apple TV, accounts for nearly a third of all connected televisions, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics.
Near-field communication (NFC) technology has seen quite a bit of hype over the past year, but many companies have been taking a wait and see approach with NFC because it’s difficult to manage and still unproven with consumers.
Update: That was quick! Tickets have already sold out. The next batch will go on sale before the holidays, so stay tuned.
Sony has a bevy of new titles coming for the launch of the PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system in February. Among the new titles we saw last night at a Sony event in San Francisco was Unit 13, a first-person shooter title from Zipper Interactive.
Major motion picture studios and record labels have been waging war on so-called “pirates” — the consumers who download copyrighted content free of charge on the Internet.
Mobile app developers are choosing to develop apps for the Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) over Google’s Android mobile operating system, according to a new report by analytics firm Flurry.
Carrier IQ has responded to speculation that it’s turning over your mobile data to law enforcement with an interesting rebuttal.
Salesforce’s social productivity service Do.com has moved out of beta and into general availability for anyone who wants to give it a spin.
Showing the increasing importance of flash memory these days, Apple is said to be interested in purchasing Anobit, an Israeli company that makes specialized technology for flash memory, for somewhere between $400 million and $500 million.
Nintendo has unveiled its line-up of games coming for early 2012, and the list includes some long-awaited titles.
We got a hands-on preview last night of Sony’s upcoming title, Resistance Burning Skies, for the PlayStation Vita, which is Sony’s high-powered answer to both the iPhone and the Nintendo 3DS. Sony showed off a new level that hasn’t been seen before.
PlayPhone is formally launching its smartphone mobile social gaming network today after signing up more than 3 million users worldwide. I guess you could say it’s a little behind in making that announcement, as it has so many users already.
Luluvise, which launches today, aims for “girl time all the time” by recreating online the experience of private chats with your girlfriends. The all-female service has, however, attracted a lot of interest from a surprising source: men.
“The stream is the next big problem after the cloud,” Nova Spivack, co-founder of Bottlenose, told VentureBeat.
Comedian Louis CK gave new details about his digital distribution experiment in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session today.
Silicon Valley’s annual technology awards, the Crunchies, are coming up January 31, 2012.
WordPress released version 3.3 today, which is meant to both streamline the editing process for seasoned WordPress users, as well as help introduce new bloggers to the product.
Wikipedia, the web’s edit-friendly encyclopedia, is considering drastic action to get the government to back down from passing the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), a bill that opponents consider the equivalent of legalizing web censorship.
Social-media video advertising company Jun Group has secured $2.5 million in funding from Western Technology Investment (WTI).
Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Windows Phone division for the past three years, is getting a new role within the software giant at CEO Steve Ballmer’s request.
Facebook is the most popular Android application — excluding the Android Market app — among Android owners 18 and up. Roughly 80 percent of device owners ages 18-to-34 have used the Facebook app within the past 30 days, according to new research released by analytics firm Nielsen.
Even before Microsoft officially adds support for LTE 4G in its Windows Phone platform, Nokia already has LTE-equipped versions of its flagship Lumia 800 smartphones in major US carriers’ hands.
The FBI is getting data about you from a wide range of sources: Facebook, Google, Microsoft — and Carrier IQ, too.
Google has removed 22 applications from its Android marketplace in the past week due to RuFraud, a new mobile threat aimed at European users that charges users for text messages.
T-Mobile certainly won’t be lacking in suitors if AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition falls through. Dish Network is interested in partnering with T-Mobile for a wireless network of its own, if AT&T can’t seal the deal, Dish CEO Joseph Clayton said in an interview today.
It’s not the best photo, but it means a lot to the 19 people in it.
Popular web browser add-on AdBlock Plus will stop blocking all “non-intrusive” advertisements by default, the company reaffirmed today — despite large backlash from large online communities like Reddit and Hacker News.