Mozilla has released the newest version of its popular Firefox browser today, Firefox 8, adding in a useful Twitter-search ability and disabling add-ons by default to boost performance.
Video game publisher Activision Blizzard reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter ended Sept. 30. Those results do not include revenues from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, which launched yesterday with a huge fan reception.
If you’re one of the lucky few with an NFC (near-field communications) capable Android phone, PayPal’s updated Android app will finally give you a reason to give NFC transfers a spin.
Since the launch of Facebook’s social music tools, Facebook users have listened to songs on the social network 1.5 billion times.
Guest Post Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a crowdfunding bill that will allow startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites and social networks. If passed by the Senate and signed off by the President, the bill will become a law, giving entrepreneurs new options for raising money for their companies.
Video game publisher Ubisoft has unveiled a new peripheral for the Nintendo Wii designed to let you get in touch with your inner Picasso.
Financial organization company BankSimple is shedding the “bank” and emerging as Simple, now available to consumers in the US.
Call of Duty Elite, the gamer social network for Call of Duty fans, isn’t off to a great start. The Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 online multiplayer gaming service is working fine. But Activision Blizzard acknowledges that it is facing some issues as it copes with a surge in demand for the service.
Consumer Reports just can’t avoid getting in the mobile fanboy crosshairs.
Dining deals search service BiteHunter has closed a new $800,000 round of funding, the company announced today.
Music streaming startup Spotify has launched an application for Windows Phone 7, a move that will help it maintain momentum across the web and mobile platforms.
Guest Post Amazon is automatically unsubscribing some users from its AmazonLocal daily deals mailing list. Deal fatigue, the idea that consumers are tiring of daily deal emails, has been one of the longstanding concerns with the daily deals space. Amazon’s move is another indicator that this is happening.
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South Korean online game publisher Nexon could raise nearly $1.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to Reuters and the Nikkei business daily.
Mobile payments company Square announced that Sir Richard Branson is an investor today, after a Form D filed with the SEC recently confirmed its $100 million round of funding.
Some Oregon residents will have the option of voting via iPad in today’s election.
Soon, the rest of the world will be able to take advantage of Gilt.com’s discounted designer wares.
Editor's Pick Mindbloom launched its Bloom iPhone application today to help us remember the important parts of life in the midst of all these check-in, food finding, and picture taking apps.
Elvis lives. So does Marilyn Monroe. And other dead celebrities may come back to life thanks to Retro World, a new game launching today on Facebook from Entertainment Games.
Samsung’s VP of consumer and enterprise services Gavin Kim has been poached by Microsoft and will now serve as general manager of the Windows Phone team, a move that will improve visibility and direction for the fledgling phone platform.
Spinning the notion of what makes a wireless carrier on its head, Republic Wireless today announced its “Hybrid Calling” network, which offers no-contract talk, text, and web access for just $19 a month.
American Express has just earmarked a $100 million fund to “identify and develop innovative technologies that will help… accelerate the company’s digital transformation.”
Enterprise mobility startup Bitzer Mobile has raised $4.75 million in its first round of funding, with a goal of helping enterprises securely deploy mobile applications across almost every smartphone and tablet.
Editor's Pick Salesforce has revealed a new web-based application called Do.com that combines task management with social features to create a smart way to get things done on your own and in groups.
In the second of our trilogy of Modern Warfare 3 launch interviews, VentureBeat sat down with Mark Rubin, executive producer at Infinity Ward, to look back at the recent Call of Duty XP fan event, discuss the possibility of Modern Warfare Zombies, and more. (See our first interview with Bret Robbins of Sledgehammer Games here).
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 are two of the biggest games coming out this fall, all part of a grudge match that is certain to delight gamers around the world.
Cloud translation startup Cloudwords has signed major productivity software provider GlobalEnglish to greatly expand the reach of its cloud translation network and bring its services to some of the world’s biggest brands, the company announced today.
Venture firm Accel Partners has carved out a $100 million “big data” fund to invest in companies focused on building new IT infrastructure or on applications than run on that new infrastructure.
Pre-launch startup Luluvise aims to recreate online the experience of private chats with your girlfriends. The company just landed $1 million in funding from Passion Capital, ProFouders Capital and various angel investors.
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Google Ventures has invested $1.5 million into mobile application development studio Milk, the new project from Digg co-founder Kevin Rose. The investment is both strategic and pragmatic, and will help the startup to build out its team with top talent — an area where Google has always been strong.
At the stroke of midnight Nov. 8, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 went on sale around the world. As midnight came in each time zone, the midnight madness started with long lines and combat dress-up.
Google is testing a new features to its search product that fills up the page with more information based on the query, reports SearchEngineLand.
A newly discovered bug for Apple devices both allows hackers to execute unapproved code, and helped one developer get quickly kicked out of the iOS developer program.
Zynga may float its initial public offering after the Nov. 24 Thanksgiving holiday, according to two sources close to the matter who spoke with Bloomberg.