Microsoft and Samsung are starting to take preorders for the latest version of the Microsoft Surface touchscreen display. The new multitouch tabletop screen will be known as the Samsung SUR40 Surface 2.0 display.
Stitch Labs, provider of an inventory management service for small retailers, has integrated its service with online craft marketplace Etsy.
Surprise surprise. Shortly after Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet started shipping, the company is rumored to be working on a phone for 2012.
Gawker Media is getting ready to sell Fleshbot (NSFW), its blog devoted to adult entertainment and human sexuality.
THQ has announced a special treat for Playstation 3 gamers, with a free digital copy of Saints Row 2 being made available when you redeem your Saints Row: The Third online pass within the next 90 days.
With Android 4.0, codenamed “Ice Cream Sandwich,” being the talk of the town, owners of Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S II have been anxious to hear if and when they’ll receive Google’s latest mobile update.
Former Activision and Call of Duty veterans have started a new video game studio called U4iA Games. Their aim is to bring hardcore games to social game platforms, from the web to Facebook and mobile.
Activision Blizzard is slowly bringing the gamer social network Call of Duty Elite back to life. The service was supposed to launch last week with the debut of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. But the company was overwhelmed by a huge number of registrations and other issues that brought down the service, forcing Activision into an embarrassing apology to gamers. Now it’s slowly adding more users.
Not content to simply partner with services like Google TV, electronics manufacturer Sony is exploring the idea of launching its own Internet-based TV service, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites people familiar with the matter.
As the tech IPO window creaks open, contractor reviewing site Angie’s List has announced a $13 opening share price for a planned initial public offering later this month.
The iOS version of popular indie sandbox building game Minecraft will be available in the Apple App Store starting tomorrow.
Cisco announced new features to its WebEx web meeting client and Jabber messenger today, in an attempt to compete with increasingly popular cloud storage companies such as Dropbox and Box.net.
Cognito Comics today launched Operation Ajax, a dazzling graphic novel for iPad, in a bid to reinvent storytelling for the digital age. The app is free for a limited time.
Location-based hotel booking app HotelTonight has raised an $8.6 million Series B round, according to a regulatory filing. The San Francisco-based company has an iPhone app that lets people discover and book discounted hotel rooms at boutique establishments.
Google has launched its answer to iCloud and iTunes with Google Music, a free service to listen to your music from the cloud and download songs from the Android Market.
Sony’s game division announced today that the PlayStation Network will undergo scheduled maintenance tomorrow for a full day.
You know how every holiday season you avoid eye-contact with the Salvation Army Santas collecting donations, mumbling “I don’t have any cash, sorry” as you hurry by? Well, now you’re totally screwed, Scrooge. This season, Salvation Army Santas are taking donations using Square!
VivaReal, a Latin American real estate portal we wrote about in 2010, announced that it has pulled in its first round of institutional funding for an undisclosed amount.
Google has re-released its Gmail app for the iPhone and iPod touch, two weeks after the company botched the app’s initial debut and yanked it from the App Store.
Bethesda Softworks, publisher of last week’s long-awaited The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has announced that its latest game has shipped seven million copies globally across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. Digital distribution platforms such as Steam also seem to be counted towards this figure.
Dallas-based Panda Power Funds today announced that it has raised a $420 million private equity fund to finance new and existing solar energy and natural gas projects in Texas and other high-growth states. The blockbuster fund will be used for construction, capital and infrastructure maintenance.
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Barnes & Noble has released its new $249 Nook Tablet today, following Amazon’s lead by unleashing its e-reader/tablet hybrid on the market a day early.
Qualcomm unveiled a new class of its Snapdragon mobile processors today in an effort to maintain leadership in chips for smartphones and tablets.
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.