Yesterday’s massive layoffs at daily deals site BuyWithMe were the result of shrinking capital markets, the company’s chief operating officer said today.
Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt had a bitter falling out with each other over Google’s creation of its Android mobile operating system, which Jobs felt was a grand betrayal.
An early copy of Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson has leaked to certain news outlets. These publications are The New York Times, The Huffington Post, the Associated Press and CBS News. Jobs’ biography will officially be released on October 24. Here are the latest tidbits of the story Jobs refused to tell anyone else:
Hewlett-Packard said that its longtime tech expert Shane Robison will retire on Nov. 1. Robison is the executive vice president and chief strategy and technology officer at HP.
Google accidentally published a YouTube video today that introduced some big changes to its popular email product Gmail.
Steve Jobs refused to get an operation for his cancer until it was too late, Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson, confirmed in an interview with the CBS show 60 Minutes.
According to Facebook, European publication The Guardian expects to have one million installs of its Facebook application by this weekend.
Microsoft executives gave some details and forward-looking statements about the company’s business — both the high points and the struggles — in an earnings call this afternoon. And it looks like Steve Ballmer is still doing a great job.
Microsoft said today that its Xbox 360 video game console was the best-selling console in the U.S. for the ninth consecutive month. That, and the good reception for Gears of War 3, an exclusive for the Xbox 360, helped push the company’s game revenues upward.
Microsoft has just posted record revenues of $17.37 billion for the most recent quarter.
Editor's Pick Daily Deals site BuyWithMe, which gorged itself buying smaller rivals, has laid off more than half its workforce, the company’s chief executive officer Jim Crowley announced yesterday. BuyWithMe was the No. 3 daily deals site in the U.S. behind Groupon and Living Social.
Everyone’s got an opinion — something that the mobile question and answer company Opinionaided has tapped into with its popular iPhone app. Today, the company is releasing its long-awaited Android app, which will help to spur on Opinionaided’s skyrocketing growth and increasing use engagement.
SocialTwist announced today it snagged former Omniture worldwide channel sales exec Mark Dillon (pictured left) and GT Nexus cofounder Vijay Sundaram for its own executive staff, in addition to a 60 percent increase in revenue.
Network giant Cisco has acquired video optimization software company BNI Video for $99 million in cash, the company announced today.
Today, Google is bringing Google+ social features into Google Reader.
Sony Online Entertainment’s Free Realms online game has pulled in 20 million registered users since its launch in the spring of 2009, the company said today.
The iPhone 4S looks the same as its predecessors on the outside. But on the inside, it’s a technological wonder that costs about $196 for Apple to make, according to a teardown analysis by IHS iSuppli.
Motorola’s Admiral, the phone maker’s latest Android smartphone, will start selling next week for $99 with a Sprint contract.
Otoy has partnered with creativity tools maker Autodesk to create next-generation cloud rendering tools that will make film making, 3D designs, and video games easier, the company said today. Autodesk is also investing an undisclosed amount into Otoy.
In a bid to make augmented reality more than just a buzzword, AR company Total Immersion will make its D’Fusion Studio software free for developers, it said today. The move should remove a significant barrier to entry towards creating augmented reality apps.
Google Music‘s upcoming online store will let you share songs with your friends, according to music industry sources, an unprecedented selling point for the fledgling service.
Game maker CrowdStar is unveiling a new business strategy today to grow its game business into a multiplatform empire.
Popular web design and development community Forrst has just launched a new service for posting and finding jobs on the site.
Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang says that while Yahoo’s board is famously exploring all its options, it’s not necessarily up for sale.
Investment firm DCM, which launched its $100 million A-Fund for Android startups back in April, today announced its first round of investments with seven promising startups.
Cloud security startup Okta has added integrated single sign-on and multifactor authentication to its cloud security offering, a move that will improve security and stability for organizations using cloud-based software.
After an avalanche of negative press and a general market downturn, Groupon is gearing up for its IPO at a valuation of less than $12 billion.
Infographics startup Visual.ly has raised a new $2 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Facebook is partnering with the Department of Labor and other government agencies to help unemployed Americans get back to work, the company announced today in Washington, D.C.
There’s lots of good news for AT&T today. The carrier is reporting strong earnings with major growth in its wireless business, as well as the fact that it has sold over 1 million iPhone 4S units as of last Tuesday.
60 Minutes tweeted today that Walter Isaacson, author of the biography of Steve Jobs, will appear on the show on Sunday night just before the book goes on sale on Monday.
With consumers watching more and more video content over the web via tablets and smartphones, carriers and ISPs are going to need help preparing their networks for the onslaught of traffic.
Apple said today that more than a million people from around the world share their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who died on Oct. 5. The remembrances are running in a live page that scrolls from one tribute to the next in an unending expression of grief and respect for the departed tech leader. Jobs died of pancreatic cancer at age 56.
Leading digital advertising company Federated Media and WordPress developer Automattic forged a strategic partnership today that allows for greater interaction between advertisers and audiences from over 24 million blogs hosted by WordPress.com.
Apple has added an iTunes Match on/off switch to iOS 5′s settings screen under the music tab, which could signal that the company is planning to launch its cloud-based music service soon.
Venture Capital deals in the third quarter of 2011 dropped 12 percent in dollars invested compared to last quarter. Clean technology and life sciences industries were particularly hard hit, according to a report released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.