Expectations are extremely high for Apple’s new iPhone event tomorrow, where the company will unveil its latest flagship mobile device. Apple’s new chief executive, Tim Cook, will also be under pressure to repeat the success of the company’s last CEO, Steve Jobs, who left the company in August. Janney Capital Markets analyst Bill Choi said today that he expects Apple to sell around 107 million iPhones this year.
Streaming music service Spotify now has over five million active monthly users after announcing its new integration with giant social network Facebook at the f8 developer conference Sept. 22 — up from 3.4 million users, reports Evolver.fm.
Online retailer Amazon moved 95,000 units of its hotly-anticipated 7-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire, the first day the tablet was available for pre-order, according to estimates from market research firm eDataSource.
Tablet newspaper The Daily has attracted more than 80,000 paying subscribers and 40,000 non-paying trail-only readers each week, it revealed Monday. The numbers are a sign that the News Corp.-owned innovative digital publication could succeed over time.
Specific Media, the new owner of social networking site Myspace has shifted gears regarding an announcement of the site’s future.
Mobile game maker MocoSpace, has acquired Geocade, a location-based mobile game platform, the company announced today.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong with Arianna Huffington
ABC News will begin distributing its news content through Yahoo, it announced today.
Sony is announcing today an “Only On PlayStation Network” campaign aimed at drawing attention to its slate of exclusive new online-distributed games for the PlayStation 3 and Sony’s portable game platforms.
The demand for accessing data keeps going up and up. That’s why Fusion-io has grown quickly by selling flash-based memory systems for data center servers. Today the company is introducing its second-generation ioMemory products to double its performance.
Social networks such as Facebook have always been vulnerable to malicious hackers who share viral links that lead users to malware and malicious sites. That’s why Facebook is teaming up with Websense to protect users by preventing them from clicking on links without knowing the trustworthiness of the destination.
Customer and workforce analytics software company Enkata on Monday announced it has raised a new $4.4 million funding round, with goals of expanding the company and continuing to help improve customer service tools.
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The arrival of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet, in a market dominated by $500 models looks like an obvious case of price disruption.
Sony released a variety of new computer models today for the holiday season.
A reference to an “iPhone 4S” has appeared in recent beta versions of iTunes, which has many giving up hope for an iPhone 5 unveiling from Apple next week.
Editor's Pick Even if women and men were graduating in equal numbers from technology and engineering degree programs, the technology industry would still favor men.
Each week we bring you the most popular stories as well as the editors’ picks of some great stories you might have missed. Together, here’s a summary of what was going on in the tech industry this week.
[vimeo 29869670 w=400 h=300] Nimbula, a company ties together public and private cloud resources in a way that companies can manage them easily, this week released the latest version of its software.
The group of companies that own Hulu, the darling of online entertainment, might not sell the property after all.
More than 20,000 defendants have been dismissed from a lawsuit involving illegal online file-sharing of the movie The Hurt Locker.
In a talk at Stanford University, Alibaba CEO and chairman Jack Ma said, “We are very, very interested” in buying Yahoo, lock, stock and barrel.
Epic Games’ Gears of War 3 — one of the holiday season’s first blockbuster titles — has sold more than 3 million copies in its first week of sales.
Video-calling application Tango announced on its blog today that it is now available on desktop PCs. The company originally announced the feature back in July, along with a $42 million second round of funding.
Amazon will lose around $10 for every $199 Kindle Fire tablet it sells, but the company will make back that amount as a small profit when consumers buy digital content, according to a report by market research company IHS iSuppli.
This morning, a Microsoft security software program started deleting Google’s Chrome browser from users’ computers.
Pantheon, a content management service provider for enterprises, has officially launched out of beta and is now focused on helping customers move their site management tools completely to the cloud.
Earlier reports of mobile payments provider Square raising $100 million that arose in June are now confirmed thanks to a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Guest Post There’s certainly no shortage of successful young entrepreneurs in business today. We hear daily of fast growing startups from New York City to Silicon Valley, headed by CEOs such as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Mason and Tim O’Shaughnessy. These creative minds have demonstrated the power of youthful tenacity and innovation, combined with a sharp eye for business.
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Editor's Pick A growing number of game visionaries are saying a single game can reach a billion people. That idea has become a cause célèbre, providing a target for an industry that is expanding beyond its old boundaries.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, I’m writing a column on videogames called The DeanBeat, while executive editor Dylan Tweney is writing a technology and business column called Dylan’s Desk. They are available to newsletter subscribers a whole day before they appear on the VentureBeat website.
An anonymous tipster has leaked some information about Apple’s soon-to-be announced iPhone 5, including tidbits about onboard storage and device colors.
Today, for the first time since 1996, IBM is worth more than Microsoft.
In an attempt to promote its new social network, Google has placed a link to musical artist Will.i.Am’s Google+ profile on its search engine homepage.
The first-generation Kindle e-reader was a revolutionary device, but it was far from pretty.
Samsung has updated its 7-inch Galaxy Tab with better specs like a dual-core processor and Honeycomb Android OS, the company said today. It’s calling the upgraded device the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The Galaxy Tab, first released at the end of 2010, was the first Android tablet Samsung brought to market in the U.S.
Ambitious search engine startup Blekko has closed a new $30 million funding round, the company announced today.