Apple issued a software update to its iOS 5 mobile operating system today, which should fix problems with the iPhone 4S battery life.
Two reports released this week show the continuing growth and potential market dominance of digital and mobile gaming.
If you believe in karma, it should come as no surprise that e-readers are slowly killing off print books — perhaps in retaliation for all those trees murdered over the years.
Kontagent said today it has raised $12 million in a second round of funding to expand its social analytics business into mobile markets.
Activision Blizzard posted an update on the service woes for its gamer social network Call of Duty Elite. The service was supposed to launch on Tuesday with the debut of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. But the huge number of registrations and other issues brought down the service and users have had trouble accessing it ever since.
Launching publicly today, Identified is a professional social network for adults younger than 30, that’s built on top of Facebook and backed by $5.5 million from Google’s Eric Schmidt, Tim and Bill Draper and Alexander Tamas of DST.
Sony’s Uncharted 3 Drakes Fortune shipped 3.8 million on its first day of sales on Nov. 1, the company announced today.
Retail giant Walmart’s digital technology division, Walmart Labs, has acquired point-of-sale development company Grabble for an undisclosed amount, the startup announced today on its website.
Online meeting startup AnyMeeting has added premium ad-free options to its service, a major milestone for the service because its meetings have been run with contextual advertising up until today.
Online coupon startup WhaleShark Media has raised a $150 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Editor's Pick The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the latest blockbuster hopeful from developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks. Following in the footsteps of the studio’s previous award-winning open-world role-playing games Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3, Skyrim avoids tacked-on multiplayer and overpriced rainbow-colored launch day weapon DLC in favor of delivering the most rich and compelling single-player experience in video gaming history, a rare goal in a market dominated by competitive online titles such as Halo and Modern Warfare. Was Bethesda up to the ask? The answer is both yes and no.
Are you a dumpling expert, urban survivalist or DIY manufacturer? If so, Gidsy’s “marketplace for authentic experiences” might be a great way for you to make a few bucks off your unusual talents.
Virident is announcing today that is has raised $21 million to launch its next-generation flash memory for enterprises.
Major online retailers are divided over a new piece of legislation that seeks to clarify the murky issue of charging sales tax for purchases made on the web.
Two major Asian online game companies are forming an alliance. South Korea’s Nexon (recently relocated to Japan) and China’s Perfect World are teaming up with a joint venture to manage and operate online games in Korea.
The tablet wars are shifting to to a new battleground, as an SEC filing today revealed that Amazon.com has purchased speech recognition app maker Yap.
The FBI and security software company Trend Micro exposed a cyber criminal string that was rerouting nearly 4 million people to compromised websites without their knowledge.
Editor's Pick It’s like something out of a thriller: A long-lost glimpse of an industry genius is found buried in a garage shortly after his death.
Electric car-maker Tesla’s second vehicle, the Model S, won’t be available until next summer, but the company is taking a version of its new electric sedan out for a little publicity spin with a North American tour.
It seems all the people who keep Reddit open in a permanent tab on their web browser (myself included) are really starting to add up for the community news sharing site.
Activision Blizzard‘s Beachhead Studios is still tackling problems related to an overflow of registrations for the new Call of Duty Elite social network.
Mavenlink, an Irvine-based startup offering start-to-finish project management, has raised $3.9 million and is adding 15,000 new users each month, the company announced Wednesday.
In terms of active online communities, Reddit takes the cake. So, the announcement that the site is giving local businesses free advertising spots is a big deal.
Adobe’s announcement that it is giving up on mobile Flash development is good for one particular startup: iSwifter.
Why is it that the United Sates, the world’s clear military and economic heavyweight, is highly vulnerable when it comes to cyberwarfare?
Editor’s note: Julia Plevin recently started a job at a startup that’s still in stealth mode. She’ll be posting occasional columns on VentureBeat about her experiences.
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Americans are spending 24 percent more on free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) this year than they did in 2010, according to a new market report from Newzoo.
Sorry, classic iPhone owners. Siri won’t be headed to your device anytime soon. Apple confirmed, in a support email sent Monday, that Siri will only work on the iPhone 4S for the foreseeable future.
Editor's Pick “Forget being in love with the open web and all that touchy-feely stuff.”
Windows Phone users will finally get their chance to video chat with their iPhone and Android friends, thanks to the hot video chat startup Tango.