Angie’s List, a niche site helping people find and review plumbers, building contractors, doctors and other service professionals, plans to raise up to $130 million in its upcoming public offering, which could value the company at more than $720 million.
Research in Motion has finally launched its BBM Music app out of beta, giving its BlackBerry users a social way to listen to music on their devices, the company announced Wednesday.
[vimeo 31411860 w=770 h=433] The Kobo Vox e-reader went on sale Friday, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on one at the VentureBeat offices. While the word “e-reader” often evokes images of the iPad or the Kindle Fire, (there are some other, less popular Android tablets out there, too), Kobo general manager, Matthew Welch, says that the Kobo is “For readers, of readers, and about readers.”
Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, two former Facebook engineers, have launched Asana, a tool for helping people work together on projects and get things done.
Humanoid is today launching the world’s first human brain-powered API for developers and programmers “that actually works.”
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Just over a week after alerting fans that a new Grand Theft Auto game, GTA V, is on the way, game maker Rockstar has debuted a trailer for it.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be extradited to Sweden to face rape charges after losing an appeal in the UK.
AOL is reporting a six-percent drop in overall revenue for the third quarter of 2011 due to poor performance of its dial-up internet business, according to the company’s Q3 earnings report.
[vimeo 31464179 w=640 h=360] Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit, is passionate about creating a community of “micro-entrepreneurs” — people who work autonomously on a part-time or full-time basis.
Struggling daily deals site BuyWithMe has been scooped into the shopping cart of Gilt City, a subsidiary of flash-sales business Gilt Groupe.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGdwUiTRn-I&w=560&h=315] People just can’t seem to get enough Angry Birds (or they just really hate those egg-thieving pigs).
SecondMarket, a company that lets people buy shares in private companies — including in popular pre-IPO companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Groupon — said it has raised $15 million in a third round of financing.
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Groupon’s core business of selling local deals slumped in the last quarter, but the decline has been masked by growth in new products, according to data collected by daily deal aggregator and researcher Yipit.
The debates are rolling out and rumbles of the 2012 Presidential Election are growing into much bigger conversations. But where are those conversations occurring?
Google Maps got a leaf-filled refresh on Tuesday with the addition detailed images of a couple hundred of the world’s most famous parks.
On-demand streaming music service MOG has seen startlingly high user growth through Facebook since its integration with the popular social site in mid-September, the company announced today.
Adobe has acquired video advertising platform Auditude, the companies announced today. [Update: While financial terms of the deal were not publicly disclosed, Adobe is said to have paid close to $120 million (mostly in cash) for the startup, according to sources familiar with the matter.]
Cloud video editing startup WeVideo has announced it will launch its premium and commercial packages on Thursday, which add in HD video editing and more storage.
It’s been the year of smart, streaming music companies. And if Sonos has anything to say about it, 2011 will also be the year of the smart speaker.
Research in Motion will launch three of its latest BlackBerry smartphones in November on AT&T, the company announced today.
Yahoo is set to acquire digital advertising company Interclick for $270 million, the companies announced today.
In our increasingly connected world of cloud-powered information, it’s easy to forget that there are enormous facilities around the U.S. that store all this data.
Apple has missed its promised “late October” deadline for the much-anticipated iTunes Match service, which will give users access to music from their iTunes library on mobile devices running iOS 5.
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Google has finally rolled out an update to its ultra popular email client Gmail today. The update features a simplified design, visually enhanced threaded conversations and improved search functionality.
Apple’s popular music app GarageBand is making the leap to the iPhone and iPod Touch today with an update, version 1.1. Pre-loaded on all Apple computers as part of iLife, GarageBand features a wide variety of professional-quality instruments, which users can play on a timeline to make songs of their own. GarageBand also lets you record vocal tracks, so the app constitutes a self-contained recording studio.
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Google wants more online retailers to realize the importance of creating and maintaining a mobile website. Today it launched GoMo, a new program to make that happen.