It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve used AOL Instant Messenger as my go-to chat client, but the new AIM may just be good enough to change that.
Visa announced V.me today, a PayPal-like online payments system, along with a new developer center encouraging developers to actually use it.
Boxee is releasing a new Live TV stick add-on for its streaming media set-top box that will allow owners to gain access to live television channels, the company announced today.
The Japanese are coming. In the wide open field of mobile social gaming, two large-scale Japanese companies, both of which have made major acquisitions of American firms, will soon be going head-to-head for worldwide dominance. Gree is expected to launch its global network sometime in 2012, while DENA’s Mobage network recently came out of beta on Android and will spread to iOS soon after.
Daily deals aggregator Yipit is today releasing its app on the iTunes App Store, bringing shoppers customized deals recommendations from more than 750 deals sites nationwide.
Editor's Pick Will Wright has created some of the biggest video games of all time, from SimCity to The Sims — games that have sold well above 100 million units and generated billions in revenues. Now he’s moving on to his next idea, called HiveMind.
Former MySpace chief executive Mike Jones announced a new incubator he calls Science today, which he describes as a technology studio for startups looking to grow in Los Angeles. But is Jones giving past MySpace executives a first pass at the money?
Showing that there’s plenty of untapped potential in the Indian startup scene, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners announced its $155 million Accel India III fund today for seed and early-stage investments in the country.
Tapjoy and PapayaMobile are announcing a partnership to create a new social marketplace for Android mobile app developers.
Enterprise cloud platform provider ServiceMesh has raised $15 million in its first-ever round of funding to help businesses better manage their cloud services, the company announced Wednesday morning.
Qualcomm is announcing today its Snapdragon GameCommand app for finding and playing mobile games on devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.
Zuora aims to be the leader in subscription billing as it raises $36 million in a fourth round of funding.
It’s not as sexy as landing Playboy as a customer. But Bunchball is moving further into enterprises with its gamification technology, which makes non-game web sites more interesting by making them game-like. Today, Bunchball is integrating gamification analytics into Adobe’s Digital Marketing Suite.
Hewlett-Packard introduced its first business-focused Ultrabook laptop today as it chases after Apple’s vaunted MacBook Air.
Hewlett-Packard started unveiling its fall line of premier laptps today with the introduction of two new HP Envy notebooks.
Location service Foursquare is showing off its new coat of paint. The company today unveiled a website redesign with a whole new experience for people sitting at their desks. What started as a check-in game all of a sudden seems a lot more like a formidable business in the making.
Phone buyers who were holding out for the iPhone 4S or other hot smartphones slowed overall global growth in Q3, even as demand for handsets continued to surge, according to a new Gartner report.
Editor's Pick [vimeo 32176527 w=640 h=360] Rackspace CTO John Engates knows the cloud — it’s kind of his bread and butter.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/32172079 w=500&h=281] Urban Airship, a platform-as-a-service company for mobile developers, has soft-launched a new MMS-style notification feature called “Rich Push” to help app makers better engage mobile users.
Professional social network LinkedIn launched a new version of its CardMunch application for the iPhone today, which promises to help you make sense of all the people you meet during networking events.
YuMe, a video advertising network, has raised $11.9 million in funding, according to a Form D filed with the SEC.
Apple has named Arthur D. Levinson to the position of non-executive Chairman of the Board, filling former CEO Steve Jobs’ long time role.
Guest Post Alan Colmenares is facilitator for the Founder Institute program in Colombia, a contributor to VentureBeat and writes about Latin American startups at TropicalGringo.
Editor’s note: Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is the author of Four Steps to the Epiphany. This story originally appeared on his blog.
Today marks the anniversary of the launch of the Xbox and Microsoft’s Halo video game a decade ago, as we’ve chronicled in our coverage. But those launches would never have happened without today’s other anniversary: the 40th anniversary of the launch of the original microprocessor.
Intel Capital, the veteran investment arm of Intel, has announced the AppUp fund to invest $100 million in companies creating applications and digital content for multiple devices. The organization revealed the new fund today at the Intel Capital Global Summit in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Editor's Pick Apple launched its anticipated iTunes Match music service yesterday, two weeks after the company initially said it would release it. Most likely, the debut was delayed to address bugs, but Apple should have waited longer to fix more issues because it isn’t yet ready for the spotlight treatment.
More than a fifth of people who bought Groupon stock on the day of its initial public offering sold their shares the same day.
Digital video advertising startup BrightRoll has secured a new $30 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Things are not looking good for the PC version of the Call of Duty: Elite social network. A tweet on the service’s official Twitter page is casting doubt on whether or not it will ever launch on the platform.
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