In a bid to shore up its 4G wireless network, Verizon has agreed to buy 122 wireless services licenses from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the company announced today.
When credible reports about Zynga’s upcoming IPO filing started flying this July, expectations for the social gaming giant’s value were running $15 billion to $20 billion. Now, with Zynga detailing the offering ahead of trading set to start December 15th, the actual offering price could value the company from $5.9 billion to $6.99 billion, or $7.6 billion to $8.9 billion including employee stock options.
Don’t start sniggering into your sleeves over your puerile “number two” jokes, but Chrome is now the second most popular Web browser in the world.
Toca Boca, maker of children’s iOS applications, is releasing two new apps aimed at sparking kids’ imaginations. The first app comes out today.
The U.S. Department of Justice today put its stamp of approval on Google’s acquisition of Admeld, an online ad startup.
The New York Times Company is looking around for new acquisition targets. Any businesses the company buys will be its first acquisitions in more than three years.
Research in Motion will write off an astounding $485 million from lowering the price of its underperforming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the company revealed today.
Hulu and Netflix are embroiled in a melee over digital content rights to the most popular TV shows. Friday, Hulu landed a blow by announcing that it is now the exclusive digital syndication partner for the Emmy award-winning television comedy series Community.
Two new victims have been sucked into the growing CarrierIQ click tracking scandal. Handset manufacturers Samsung and HTC have been named in a class action suit along with CarrierIQ, alleging that the company is in violation of federal wiretapping guidelines for illegally intercepting communications from people’s phones.
The man behind indie PC mega-hit Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, will no longer lead development on the game as he continues to guide indie developer Mojang on other projects.
[vimeo 33002142 w=640 h=360] “Legacy” vendors like IBM, Dell and HP are having to walk the line between maintaining existing products and introducing new products to keep up with changing environments and anticipate customers’ new needs.
With games like Uncharted 3: Drake’s Fortune sweeping us off our feet this holiday season, gamers are getting spoiled by video game “set pieces.” These are the crazy, over-the-top, movie-like action scenes that make your jaw drop. Like when Nathan Drake gets in a firefight on a cargo airplane with the ramp open and everything is being sucked out of the plane. As a player, you’re trying to get a bead on somebody shooting at you, but that damn wind just keeps blowing off your aim.
Zynga plans to raise around $850 million to $1.15 billion at a $5.9 billion to $6.99 billion valuation in an initial public offering that will be priced on Dec. 15 and begin trading the next day. Counting options, the value would be $7.6 billion to $8.9 billion.
Guest Post With Twitter at 300 million accounts and Facebook nearing 1 billion users, it’s hard to imagine that email will remain a dominant source of communication in years to come. In a world of short tweets and Facebook unified messages, why would one take the time to find an address and write an email? Simple – are you friends with your boss or clients on Facebook? Okay, maybe they are (and yes, you should probably accept their friend requests). This infographic (embedded below), courtesy of VisibleGains shows that email is here to stay. Consider this: more than three times the number of email accounts as Facebook accounts.
Western Digital, one of the world’s biggest storage companies, said today that it has resumed hard drive production in Thailand as flood waters recede in that country. But shortages will likely still happen in the current and future quarters.
Zynga‘s CityVille turns one tomorrow and it’s still the No. 1 game on Facebook.
MarketScout is a lean Australian startup that’s dependent on other cloud services to make it run, so when it came to deciding on a Platform-as-a-Service provider, the company had an important decision to make. They chose Salesforce-owned Heroku and still use it today.
[vimeo 32999657 w=640 h=360] If you’ve had just about enough of “leveraging infrastructures” and “cloud-based platforms-as-a-service” and 10-year-old engineers raising $100 million for fancy-sounding vaporware, this is a good interview for you to watch.
myERP, a cloud-based business management suite for small and medium-sized businesses, just got a major upgrade with a simplified and refined interface.
Social TV service Miso has raised a new $4 million round of funding, the startup announced on its blog today.
[vimeo 32989846 w=640 h=360] So this lady from the weather agency walks into a cloud conference…
Here’s a new feature for you Google+ users: You can now make phone calls from a hangout on Google’s social network.
Guest Post Three years ago, Mark Pincus told me that he was going to make Zynga more valuable than EA within five years. It took him only two.
[vimeo 32989778 w=640 h=360] At the CloudBeat conference today, we caught up with Oracle VP Rick Schultz and asked him to elaborate on Oracle’s upcoming public cloud offering.
iPads have taken over the boardroom, and corporate CEOs and their egos are to thank for the somewhat surprising trend. At least, that’s the consensus among a panel of cloud computing and enterprise experts who gathered to discuss the reality and implications of mobile devices infiltrating the office.