Samsung executives’ moods are no longer down under. Australia’s High Court removed its country-wide ban on the company’s tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, today.
Google announced today that its three-year effort to create a muscular browser technology that can run heavy duty apps such as console-like games is now ready for prime time.
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Editor's Pick To mark the 10th anniversary of Microsoft’s Xbox, VentureBeat’s lead games writer Dean Takahashi wrote an epic two-part story on the history of the video game console. The articles were a huge hit with VentureBeat readers, but we thought the depth and breadth of Dean’s reporting was worthy of a of a full book.
Bluetooth headset maker Jawbone issued an apology today and will be giving broad refunds with “no questions asked” on its recently launched Up health wristband after many users complained of issues, including battery and syncing problems.
In the coming months, consumers will be able to watch recorded digital movies on a wide variety of platforms, from TVs in the bedroom to tablet computers, according to a technology briefing by chip maker Broadcom today.
Electronic Arts today launched its new e-sports video game tournament, exclusively on the Playstation 3. The EA Sports Challenge Series is designed to determine the most skilled Madden NFL 12, NHL 2 and FIFA 12 players, and is offering cash prizes of up to $140,000 to the best players.
Oh Google, your aptly named new product Schemer doesn’t have us fooled. We know you’re calling it a new way to discover things to do, but we see this for what it really is — an assault against Foursquare and the company’s hold over quality location-based content, city tips and to-dos.
More than 115 million smartphones were sold during Q3 of 2011, according to the latest Gartner report, and almost all of them have some video capability. But with the spike in video creation comes a new problem: what to watch. Startup Klip tackles this problem by making it easy to track and sort videos from your friends on your iPhone.
Do you check your Gmail religiously, but can’t seem to make your way over to Google+ to see what your friends are up to? With the new Gmail and Google+ integration, you’ll be able to see friends’ status updates from your inbox, organize your Gmail by Google circles, and more.
Nintendo and wireless service provider Boingo announced a new partnership today that gives 3DS owners free wi-fi access at 42 airports across North America.
Hey Android (and iPad/iPhone) users, check out this glossy, sexy new way to browse through high-quality, magazine-like content: Google Currents, which is available for download now from the App Store and Android Market.
With a bevy of new profile features, Twitter is giving brands even more control over how they present themselves on the site.
We got a sneak peak at Twitter’s new headquarters today during a press event about the site’s full-fledged overhaul.
Mobile question-and-answer company Opinionaided has seen massive growth since it launched last year, but its unwieldy (albeit clever) name has likely hurt the company more than it helped.
Being successful in business is about knowing what your competitors know and being able to act on it. If you could find out what kinds of work tools are helping your competitors stay lean and mean, it could be a real leg up. You can’t just call up a competitor and ask. But a new startup called BestVendor is creating a Yelp-like recommendations network around work apps to make that kind of tool discovery possible.
Publishers, rejoice. Facebook has just gifted you and your reporters with an early Christmas present packaged in a powerful new tool called the Subscribe button.
Facebook‘s corporate structure is getting a facelift with five new product groups that will report directly to founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Broadcom, one of the biggest wireless chip makers, is expecting a new form of Wi-Fi to arrive next year to make wireless networking faster, more battery efficient, and longer range.
What’s for dessert? Turn to three month-old Ness for the answer, and its lovely-looking iPhone app will find you the best nearby spots, suited to your exact tastes. Today the application received its first update, and it now further personalizes and socializes the food discovery process.
Editor's Pick Thursday morning, Twitter started its launch of a brand-new interface.
Wireless provider Verizon is America’s favorite national network, but it is not immune to an occasional case of the sniffles. A technical issue is being blamed for a service disruption that knocked out 4G LTE service to wireless customers nationwide, and left them without high-speed voice, data and SMS service. The disruption began on Tuesday evening and was resolved by Wednesday night.
Several tech companies and online communities have come out against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a recently proposed piece of legislation that many feel will bring unnecessary censorship to the web. But much less attention has been given to how the bill will affect the overall landscape of business and innovation.
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Cloud storage company Box updated its iPhone and iPad apps today, realizing that the world outside the office is no longer an oyster, but a giant second office.
Fab.com, the flash sales site for design-oriented products, is seeing its pivot pay off in a big way.
China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is apparently seeking $4 billion in debt financing to buy the 40 percent stake in Alibaba currently owned by iconic web company Yahoo.
Game tracking and social network service Raptr has crunched data from over 10 million users to name Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the “most played” game of 2011.
Multi-platform note-taking startup Evernote has now reached more than 20 million users, CEO Phil Libin said at the LeWeb conference this morning in Paris.
Amazon has started a $6 million annual fund that seeks to encourage more independent authors to publish their works on Kindle first, the company announced today.
Education technology is a red-hot market, and both startups and investors are taking note.
TinyCo is launching a new mobile game called Tiny Village today. It’s the first game from the startup that uses the Griffin Engine, which allows the company to build social games once and deploy them on Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android simultaneously.
Thanks to its popular crowdsourced navigation app, Waze is sitting on a pile of valuable traffic data. Today the company announced an intriguing use for that data goldmine: powering your local TV station’s traffic reports.
Apache Hadoop-focused management service Cloudera has considerably updated its Cloudera Enterprise software and will begin offering a free version of Cloudera Manager that startups can use, the company announced this morning.
Zipline Games is launching its first mobile game, Wolf Toss, today as part of a test of its new game development platform.
Let’s face it. Tablets, smartphones and music players have become the new babysitters, taking that job away from television. With that in mind, game developer Jordan Weisman’s Go Go Kiddo startup has launched a new mobile app that entertains kids ages two to five.
It’s not every company that makes waves over new job postings, but Apple is not every company. Apple has two positions open for iOS engineers to work on the next generation of Siri, the voice-powered personal assistant for the iPhone 4S.