‘Tis the season of cheap tablets. Today Barnes & Noble announced its Kindle Fire competitor, simply called the Nook Tablet.
Best Buy has agreed to acquire IT and cloud services provider mindSHIFT for $167 million to help extend its business further beyond retail, the company announced today.
Netflix has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with MGM Studios to become the exclusive subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland for much of the studio’s feature films, the company announced today.
Since the advent of broadband, the barriers to selling music on the Web have quickly evaporated. But the area of music licensing, an annoying splinter in the music industry’s foot, is still sluggish and inefficient.
Urban Airship, a mobile development platform, announced a $15.1 million third round of funding led by strategic investors Salesforce.com and Verizon Wireless.
Indie sandbox building game Minecraft has sold over 4 million copies on the PC, according to the game’s official website. That number is close to blockbuster territory for any video game, and it shows that the indie game movement is alive and kicking.
Guest Post No, not that kind of bubble. The bubble we’re living in is actually much more dangerous than the classic tech bubbles that inevitably come and go, because this particular bubble may well prevent American entrepreneurs from playing a leading role in shaping the future.
As part of VentureBeat’s Modern Warfare 3 coverage leading up to our definitive review and the game’s release on Nov. 8, I had the chance to sit down with three of the pivotal members of the Call of Duty team to discuss the upcoming game, complain about Veteran difficulty, and talk about developer Infinity Ward’s take on Nazi zombies.
The untimely passing of Apple’s iconic co-founder and CEO has prompted the rushed release of the Steve Jobs biography, a PBS documentary and now a theatrical showing of never-seen-before footage from a 1995 interview between technology personality Robert Cringely and Steve Jobs.
At the Park School just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, 8th grader Chance Williams was having a lot of trouble in Spanish.
[vimeo 31630697 w=640 h=360] Welcome to the weekend, dear reader!
Of the eight different examples listed on the Google TV’s new channel spotlight page, ShortForm’s channel demonstrates the full potential of the search engine giant’s internet TV platform.
Groupon (GRPN), the popular daily deal company, saw brisk trading on its first day of public trading, peaking at $30 per share and closing the day at $26 per share.
Why did that all-important, life-changing tweet you feverishly posted lose steam after just a few minutes? Odds are, it’s because you’re just not influential enough.
Even though Android is handily winning the mobile market share battle, Apple is still trouncing everyone else when it comes to actually making money from its phones.
Apple vice president of global security John Theriault has left his position at the company following an investigation over a lost iPhone 4S prototype earlier this year.
It looks like the Call of Duty Elite gamer social network for the PC will not be ready in time for the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Nov. 8, according to the One of Swords blog created by Activision Blizzard.
For its annual look at the blogging world, Technorati surveyed 4,114 bloggers in 45 countries. This year, the focus was on why and how they blog, their connections with brands and how they use social media.
Zynga reported net income of $12.5 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, down 54 percent from $27 million a year ago, according to an updated S1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The performance isn’t stellar, but it’s not so bad as to suggest Zynga’s planned initial public offering is in trouble.
Television network CBS’ chief executive, Les Moonves, accidentally revealed details about an ad-supported Apple TV streaming video service, during the company’s quarterly earnings call Thursday.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is expected to break video game sales records when it goes on sale Tuesday. But it looks like a number of copies of the first-person shooter game are already available in online auctions.
Soon the term “Google TV” may seem even more apropos.
There’s a tale in two numbers that were released last week. Walter Isaacson’s well-received biography of Steve Jobs sold an estimated 379,000 copies in its first week in bookstores. By comparison, Electronic Arts sold 5 million copies of its Battlefield 3 video game in its first week.
Groupon shares soared in early trading this morning to $28, a 40 percent increase over its $20 price announced last night, as the company made its initial public offering.
[vimeo 31591127 w=640 h=360] The shopworn adage “It takes all kinds of people to make a world” is never more controversial than when applied to technology startups.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said a new U.S. government report on cyber espionage was “unprofessional and irresponsible”. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the statement today at a press conference in Beijing.
New startup Proskore intends to measure a person’s professional worth by assessing the raw data listed on their resume along with their reputation in online communities.
Guest Post If you’d told me 5 months ago that I would spend a lot of 2011 studying accounting, talking to businesses and saying bad things about a company that everyone once loved, I never would have believed you.
Social game maker Zynga is about to launch a new game, CastleVille, in its ongoing bid to keep on the path toward an initial public offering. The game will go live in the next couple of weeks.
Digg co-founder Kevin Rose has just launched his new discovery app Oink, which lets users tag and rate the things around them.
After leaving mobile app company Outfit7 unexpectedly back in July, Andrej Nabergoj was mum on why or where he was headed. Now he’s announced a new company, Iddiction, that’s just emerged from stealth mode with $3.5 million in seed funding under its belt.
Venture firm Kleiner Perkins has raised a $250 million fund to invest in Chinese companies, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The KPBC China Fund II filing documents list chief financial officer Susan Biglieri as the company’s signatory.
Barnes & Noble is taking on Amazon and its Kindle Fire tablet by expanding its lineup of Nook e-readers to include a lighter, faster, 7-inch color touchscreen device called the Nook Tablet, according to documents obtained by Engadget.