The willingness to fail is the key ingredient in success, billionaire investor Vinod Khosla told the audience at the Failcon conference in San Francisco today.
T-Mobile will offer the HTC Radar 4G, the carrier’s first smartphone to run the next generation of Windows Phone 7 OS, starting Nov. 2nd, the company announced today.
Google is eyeing Europe as a possible location for building a high-speed fiber network, according to a Google executive’s statements.
Entrepreneur Arianna O’Dell couldn’t stop wondering why no one else had thought of it before: An About.me website generator for small businesses.
iPhone 4S voice assistant Siri can talk, find restaurants, recite closing stock prices, and might be a good listener if you’re lonely. But now it’s breaking out of her aluminosilicate glass and stainless steel mold (see: asking Siri what it’s wearing) and moving into the physical world — to pour you a beer.
Guest Post Daily deals site Groupon is launching its IPO roadshow this week and is seeking a $10 billion valuation for the company, less than half of what was rumored when the company first filed to go public in June. That’s a big haircut.
Google+ social features are coming to Blogger, the company’s web-based blogging software. Soon, Blogger users will be able to replace their profiles with their Google+ profiles, and that’s just the beginning.
Guest Post For publishers and brands the tablet device is the new interface of the web. As tablets continue to invade the marketplace, both will have to provide a tailored interface for users. Below are a few concepts on how to approach building tablet experiences for the web.
Activision has released a new launch trailer for its first person shooter game Modern Warfare 3.
Amazon is expected to sell as many as 5 million of its new Kindle Fire tablets before the end of 2011.
Web training site Grovo has quickly become one of the best ways to learn about new services on the Internet. It offers video lessons on web apps and services, and today it’s adding a slew of new features, including collaborative learning, better personalization, and other upgrades.
Guest Post As the recent frenzy over the iPhone 4S attests, the appetite for mobile phones and applications is at an all-time high. Directly related to the surge of mobile devices is the growth of mobile payments as a viable form of payment. What are mobile payments? How do they work and how do they compare to traditional payment methods such as credit cards or newer options like PayPal?
WikiLeaks has suspended publishing of leaked documents to draw awareness to its precarious financial plight.
Guest Post My third startup is Brazen Careerist.
Square, the mobile payment system most often associated with small, hip, urban businesses, is coming to Wal-Mart.
Groupon’s first technology product Groupon Now appears to be a stinking dud, according to data released on Sunday. The Groupon Now mobile app chalking up some very dour numbers, according to a new report compiled by Yipit, an industry performance tracker. The app has generated approximately $2.6 million in gross sales nationwide in the six months since its launch in May of 2011.
Apple‘s MacBook Pro laptop line received a small upgrade today in speed and storage, although it hasn’t gotten much attention given all the iPhone 4S release excitement.
Senior research analyst Gene Munster says an Apple-made TV could be coming as soon as the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013.
Oracle plans to acquire cloud-based sales force automation and customer service company RightNow for $1.5 billion, the company announced Monday morning.
Co-founder of the impressive iPhone 4S voice control feature Siri, Dag Kittlaus, has left Apple.
If you’ve doubted that cloud-based services are going to take off in a big way, Workday wants you to put your foot in your mouth. The company has raised a new $85 million round of funding with a reported $2 billion company valuation.
After years of trying, Dell may have finally bested Apple’s MacBook Pro — at least in terms of thinness.
Netflix will launch its popular streaming TV and movie service in the U.K. and Ireland in the first months of 2012, the company announced today.
Fan service is a tried and true way to make money in video games. That’s why Microsoft is re-releasing an upgraded version of its Halo blockbuster game on the 10th anniversary of the game’s debut.
Guest Post High-value financings for venture-backed private internet and digital media companies seem to be happening at a rapid pace. Dropbox, Tumblr, AirBnB, Foursquare, and Spotify have all raked in big fundings and attained record valuations in recent months. Meanwhile, public investors are decidedly less sanguine. The Nasdaq Composite index is flat for the year – and the average internet and digital media company is down 50% from 52-week highs.
Steve Jobs’s biographer answered questions about the Apple founder’s life on CBS’s 60 Minutes last night, and now you can watch the interview online.
Popular launch app Quicksilver has added support for Mac OS X Lion in the latest update, the development team announced on its blog today.
Equinix has a lot of bandwidth for running web sites. The web hosting company has more than 99 data centers around the world that form much of the backbone of the internet.
Not only do Kindle users get to avoid fighting through book store crowds to get their hands on Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography, but they also got the chance to start reading it long before everyone else.
Yah, you read that right. As of today, Microsoft’s patent licensing agreements with Android manufacturers now cover more than half of all Android devices, thanks to the recent addition of Taiwan-based Compal.
Guest Post Today’s biggest trends — the mobile web, social media, gamification, real-time — are changing the landscape for business. Consumers are connecting with one another, and in the process they’re becoming increasingly empowered and influential.
Google is the latest company to be connected to a potential buyout of troubled Yahoo Inc. The search giant has talked to at least two equity firms about helping it acquire a chunk of Yahoo, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which sites an unnamed source close to the matter.
Government-backed electric car company Fisker Automotive is delaying plans for production after missing its early manufacturing goals. According to a report by the Washington Post, the delays are being blamed on regulatory issues, and the company is brushing off any comparisons to Solyndra, another clean-energy company that received half a million in government loans, which filed for bankruptcy in September.
Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland is facing an audit this month for keeping users’ deleted data. The company could face a $138,000 (€100,000) fine if it does not comply with Irish data protection laws.
Developers of the ridiculously popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft announced that the next game expansion will include a new battle system that essentially turns a player’s companion pets into Pokémon.
Verizon Wireless plans to offer the powerful Samsung Galaxy Nexus running the next generation of Android software “this year,” the company said late Friday.