Any good spring cleaner enjoys weeding out a load of clothes, shoes and bags that still have life in them, but are just taking up closet space. Poshmark launched today with $3.5 million in funding to let anyone sell their old items.
U.S. online holiday spending hit $19.6 billion in the first 34 days of the November-December shopping season, up 15 percent from a year ago.
Machinima, the biggest site for game-related videos, said today it has hit more than 1 billion monthly video views for the month of November.
Today, two little-known companies are releasing the very first publicly available Android tablet to run Ice Cream Sandwich, the highly anticipated mobile operating system from Google.
Conquer Online, one of the oldest free-to-play online games in existence, has migrated to the iPad as of today. It might not be the first massively multiplayer game to make its way to the App Store, but it is certainly one of the most recognizable, having been online since 2003. With over 10 million registered accounts, the game has a big following.
Cisco will approach and integrate its cloud services in more cohesive manner with a new high-level framework called CloudVerse, the company announced today.
Zink‘s cool inkless-printer technology breathes air into a product that has caused many consumers pain with the constant changing, recycling and buying of expensive ink cartridges. Today, Zink announced a $35 million second round of funding, led by Genii Capital. How do you celebrate $35 million? For Zink it’s hire two chief executive officers to co-run your company.
We knew they were coming, but now we know the pricing for Motorola’s new Droid Xyboard tablets on Verizon Wireless. The smaller 8.2-inch slate will sell for $430 and the 10.1-inch Xyboard will go for $530 when they’re released later this month.
Google’s Android Market has exceeded 10 billion application downloads, with users now downloading at a rate of one billion apps per month, the company announced Tuesday.
Rockstar games posted the release date and price point for the 10 Year Anniversary Edition of Grand Theft Auto III, soon to be available for “select new generation iOS and Android devices.” This new mobile edition of GTA III for mobile devices will be on the App Store and the Android Marketplace starting on December 15th, and will be released at a price of $4.99.
MoPub, a mobile ad startup founded by former AdMob and Google employees, has new product updates today that will help it become a one-stop shop for mobile game ad serving.
Intel is reportedly getting ready to light a fire under the ultrabook industry by staging a meeting to pair up manufacturers, including smaller brands in consumer electronics.
As Electronic Arts prepares to release its heavily publicized, subscription-based online game Star Wars: The Old Republic, market analysis firm Newzoo has released new data showing science fiction and space-themed MMOs are dominated by free-to-play games.
Thirty percent of online adults in the U.S. are familiar with geolocation applications, but less than six percent of online adults use these apps, and only two percent use them once a week or more, according to new data from research company Forrester.
In yet another step away from bankruptcy, wholesale wireless provider Clearwire announced yesterday that it plans to raise $595 million via two sales of common stock.
A recent study shows that teens are much more interested in engineering when they’re simply exposed to it.
CNET Download.com‘s proprietary software installer downloads “special offer” toolbars and software that some businesses are calling malware. The company has made changes to let people opt out, but according to security software company Nmap, that isn’t enough.
Tribogenics has raised a new $2.5 million round of funding to commercialize its low-cost x-ray technology, the startup announced today.
Broadcom is now one of the top five suppliers of chips for smartphones, according to a third quarter report by market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Editor's Pick Online transactions company PayPal is taking heat from critics after forcing Regretsy to refund all donations for its holiday charity efforts, while keeping the initial transaction fees.
A modern Final Fantasy VII remake is easily the most-requested video game of our generation. There’s even a long-running petition with over 65,000 signatures. I’m more of a Final Fantasy VIII fan personally, but I’d happily take either or. Sadly, the official word from Square Enix is that giving fans what they want would essentially be too hard, so instead they’re going to continue making easy sequels that no one asked for in the first place.
Customer help desk management startup Zendesk has launched a new version of its Android app that includes a new design, real-time updates, photo attachment support and improved access to support activity, the company announced today.
Apple is once again in hot water with the European Commission, this time over its pricing strategies with e-book publishers.
HP has acquired German print and cloud solutions company Hiflex for an undisclosed sum, the company announced today.
Ahead of its upcoming initial public offering, social gaming giant Zynga has accepted a settlement in a copyright infringement lawsuit it brought against Brazilian social game maker Vostu, which it had accused of blatantly copying some of its most popular games.
HealthTap has raised $11.5 million in a first round of funding to expand its expert online physician community, which answers questions that patients pose online or via smartphones.
Sprint customers may have to wait longer than anticipated to get their hands on fast new 4G LTE phones.
Editor's Pick Last week, VentureBeat hosted its first ever CloudBeat conference. It was a huge success (if we do say so ourselves), with more than 400 executives from cloud startups, leading cloud service providers, and various Fortune 500 companies coming together to talk shop. You can check out complete coverage of panels, talks and sessions here.
Link discovery service StumbleUpon will be rolling out a major update today, the first in nearly a decade, that cleans up the site’s user interface, revises the site’s design and adds a new channel feature.
Verizon wants to own your mobile identity, which may be why the company has blocked the Google Wallet mobile payments app on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
The indie game sensation Minecraft may soon be immortalized with its very own LEGO sets, if developer Mojang gets its wish. Mojang has submitted a proposal for LEGO Minecraft on the Cuusoo community site, which could see the dream collaboration become a reality.
Ticketfly is rolling out new partnerships today that make the pre-concert experience more social for attendees, and eliminate a lot of the logistical headaches for venues and promoters.
The Starbucks brand may be synonymous with pricey lattes, but the coffee conglomerate has pushed a number of mobile initiatives in 2011 to make its name also stand for digital innovation.
Mobile purchases just won’t quit. People are trusting their smartphones more every day and are buying their goods from an unexpected place: their home.
If you’re curious how difficult it is to make a successful Android tablet, ask Dell. The company today announced it is killing off its Streak 7 Android tablet in the U.S., while claiming it will still sell the product through retail partnerships abroad. The 7-inch tablet will no longer be available online at Dell.com, as you can see from the screenshot below.