Editor’s note: This story contains some spoilers.
The latest big name interested in buying Yahoo may be Microsoft, according to a Reuters report from last night.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on Wednesday finally announced that his company would take the plunge into public cloud computing with Oracle Public Cloud. He made the announcement on stage at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference.
Who needs Spotify? Rdio intends to one-up its competitors today with the introduction of a free on-demand streaming music service that has no ads.
Editor's Pick Game maker Trion Worlds, which successfully launched its first major online role-playing fantasy game, Rift, back in March, is now unveiling a game platform to publish games created by other companies.
Pre-order book sales of the authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have jumped significantly since news of his death was made public yesterday.
Editor's Pick When Facebookers began thinking about the design for Timeline, the name for the new look and feel of Profiles, they reached for books more often than browser tabs.
Cloud-based social media data backup service Backupify has released a new report on data loss via Google Apps services.
Editor's Pick Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday at the age of 56, but during his time at Apple’s helm, he brought world an incredible array of visionary products that he helped design and create.
Real estate listings site Zillow on Thursday launched a new version of its iPhone app that incorporates its Mortgage Marketplace and new financial tools to help people manage and finance home purchases.
Hours after news broke about the passing of former Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs, microblogging social network Twitter is consumed with reactions from fans and people who appreciated what Jobs did for the world.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FC6y_tepEo&w=560&h=420] Admirers of Steve Jobs are gathering at Apple stores around the Bay Area and around the country tonight to pay their respects to an icon in our industry.
Apple co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs passed away today, and in the wake of the confirmation, obituaries have been appearing on news sites around the world. Here are links to some of the pieces that we think capture the spirit of the man who, in his own words, “put a dent in the universe.”
Editor's Pick Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former chief executive of Apple, has died. He was 56.
Tonight, a crowd of onlookers and press has gathered at Apple‘s headquarters to mark the passing earlier today of Steve Jobs. The flags are lowered to half mast. Employees are filtering out slowly. It’s a very sad scene as a small crowd looks at a bouquet of flowers in front of the building. Briefly, there was a rainbow near the campus.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died today at the age of 56, and reactions, statements and tributes from admirers, friends, co-workers, the media, and even the president have started pouring in. We will update this post as more reactions come in throughout the night.
Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died. He was 56.
Guest Post It’s time to scrap the dysfunctional, binary approach of “sales and marketing,” and look for a new system that harnesses the strengths of both groups to drive a company’s revenue. In order to do that, we must move past traditional sales cycles (and the supporting role marketing plays) and start attacking the entire revenue process with something called revenue performance management (RPM).
Video social network Keek has secured a new $5.5 million funding round, the company announced today.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, I’m writing a column on business and technology called Dylan’s Desk, while Dean Takahashi is writing a column on video games called The DeanBeat. They are available to newsletter subscribers a whole day before they appear on the VentureBeat website.
As VentureBeat previously confirmed, Microsoft has reached a deal with Verizon that will bring live TV content to the Xbox 360, the companies announced Wednesday.
Today Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce.com, warned everybody in the tech industry to embrace social networking and cloud computing or face obsolescence.
Phone manufacturer HTC’s Android phones contain a major security flaw, the company has confirmed. It says it is working on a patch to fix the issue.
The Indian government and Canadian company DataWind are launching what might be the world’s cheapest tablet this week with the Aakash, a 7-inch Android tablet.
VentureBeat is proud to announce that our first iPhone app is available in the iTunes store. We’d like to thank NYSE Euronext, the launch sponsor of the app.
New Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has vowed to decide whether or not to spin off the company’s personal computer division by the end of October, Businessweek reports.
Samsung plans to file patent infringement claims against Apple’s new iPhone 4S and stop it from being sold in France and Italy, the company said today. The move shows Samsung is willing to fight back hard against Apple’s lawsuits.
Consumers spent about $4.5 billion on all things game related in the second quarter of 2011, up 1 percent from a year ago, according to market researcher NPD.
LTE 4G technology wasn’t mature enough for Apple to implement in the iPhone 4S, but we can expect it in the iPhone 5 when it debuts next year.
No one expected Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, to walk on water and make us all forget about his predecessor Steve Jobs during Apple’s first major press event since the change in command this summer. Cook is now the head of what has become a kind of religious cult in technology — one with an increasingly large and mainstream following. The question is whether he has really stepped up as the new pope. The answer: it isn’t clear. This event was missing some of the Steve Jobs sizzle, for sure.
Dell is joining the all-in-one PC parade today with the launch of its Inspiron One 2320 desktop computer. The invasion of touchscreen computers continues, as PC makers try to learn a thing or two from smartphones and tablets.
Just a day before the talk, Oracle canceled the keynote speech of competitor Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce.com. Benioff was scheduled to talk about cloud computing at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 conference on Wednesday morning.
Microsoft is expected to announce that it will offer online pay TV from Comcast and Verizon Communications via the Xbox Live online gaming service. The aim is to channel more entertainment to the company’s video game console, which serves as the gateway to the digital living room. The announcement could come as early as tomorrow.
Google has just made an interesting privacy change for users of its Google+ social service this afternoon.
Film studio Paramount Pictures is experimenting with a new digital distribution model for the most recently released Transformers movie.