[vimeo 29115577 w=640 h=360] Bill Maris, managing partner at Google Ventures, sat down with VentureBeat yesterday to discuss what Google looks for in investment opportunities.
Editor's Pick Cloud storage provider Box.net was a presenter at Dreamforce this year.
Starting today, Facebook app developers have a new way to host their apps, thanks to the social network’s collaboration with Heroku, a frontrunner in cloud hosting services.
Venture capital firm Khosla Ventures today announced the addition of veteran clean technology investor Andrew Chung as a partner.
BlackBerry smartphone maker Research in Motion’s revenue fell significantly this quarter, due to lower sales of its newest tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and shy consumers waiting for the BlackBerry 7 phones that launched three weeks before the quarter ended.
Backflip Studios is launching the free-to-play game DragonVale today, which represents the pioneering game studio’s latest efforts to raise the stakes in the iPhone game market. And the mobile game studio will use its casual titles to draw more users to this type of deeper mobile gaming experience.
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Sony today released a software development kit (SDK) for creating games across multiple PlayStation certified devices, such as the upcoming PlayStation Vita and the Sony Tablet.
Google continues to arm itself against potential smartphone patent lawsuits. The search giant just bought 1,023 patents from IBM, according to Bloomberg.
AT&T on Thursday announced that it will launch its first five 4G LTE markets on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk was the final keynote speaker at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco this week. He’s a longtime entrepreneur and one of the co-founders of PayPal, along with Max Levchin and Peter Thiel.
It has begun. Google released the first of its application programming interfaces (API) for its social network Google+ today, according to a Google blog post.
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Not to be left out of the streaming music hubbub this week, music subscription service Rhapsody announced today that it has added Facebook and Twitter integration to its web service as well as an improved radio recommendation engine.
Daily deals are now popping up on the screensavers of the Kindle and Kindle 3G. Amazon.com announced today that, when they aren’t reading, Special Offers customers will receive deals directly on their Kindle screens from AmazonLocal.
Text, voice and video communications companySkype launched a new version of its Mac OS X beta client today that adds extensive integration with popular social network Facebook.
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Groupon’s highly anticipated IPO, which stalled amid market volatility earlier this summer, is back on track.
Intel is preparing to launch its first chip with more than 50 cores, or computing brains, on a single piece of silicon. The chip, code-named Knights Corner, will be released soon.
In a guidance update Thursday, streaming video service Netflix cut its estimated third-quarter U.S. subscriber projections from 25 million to 24 million — a decrease of four percent.
Just in time for the iPhone 5 launch, the electronics reseller Gazelle has launched a new iOS app that will make it dead simple for you to sell your existing iPhone.
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“The average teenage girl (according to a UK-based survey) spends 16 minutes in the shower. 16 percent of them spend more than 30 minutes.” says Nick Christy. Christy’s company Water Recycling Shower just won the Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge and can potentially save cash-strapped parents, and the rest of us, 70 percent on the cost of heating their shower. The prize of $684,000 will be used to refine the product and get it to market more quickly.
Following MOG’s lead by just a few hours, music subscription service Rdio on Wednesday announced it will soon launch a free version that lets users listen to unlimited on-demand music.
Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson
Raptr, the social network for gamers, has reached more than a million daily active users and more than 10 million registered users to date, the company said. That shows the site is seeing continous healthy growth as it tries to become the social network of choice for hardcore game fans.
Former TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington sports a shirt that reads "unpaid blogger" on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011.
Touch technology company Immersion announcing today that its newest touch feedback technology is being used in Fujitsu’s new F-12C smartphone.
InMobi, the four-year-old company that is second place globally in mobile advertising, has raised an astonishingly large $200 million round of funding from Softbank Corp.
YouTube is rolling out new video editing features for users uploading videos to the site, the company announced Wednesday.
VoIP provider Ooma announced today that its VoIP box, which costs $250 and allows for free phone calls, can finally take advantage of wireless networks with the launch of its $50 Telo Air adapter.
Shaker, an online chat room where Facebook users can interact with other Facebook users, won the Disrupt Cup as the most disruptive company at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
OpenFeint‘s co-founder Jason Citron has left the company and is pursuing new opportunities. He will be replaced by Naoki Aoyagi (pictured right).
Cakehealth, an online health care expense management service, launched at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco. The company was selected as a finalist at Disrupt’s startup competition today.
Data Analytics firm Opera Solutions closed a $84 million funding round, the company announced Wednesday.
Voice over Internet protocol, or VoIP, is the technology that powers apps such as Skype, and it’s been changing the world for quite some time.
VoipSwitch is a company that seeks to harness the power of VoIP technology by adding more features and making it even cheaper and easier for companies to get started with VoIP services for their end users, who in turn save massive amounts of money by being able to communicate through the web rather than over cellular networks.
One of the fastest-growing markets for tech products is the 78 million baby boomers living in the United States. Yet tech products are too often designed without older consumers in mind.
Can text messages really motivate you to get off the couch and into the gym? The fitness buffs behind Poosh, a new motivational SMS startup launching today, think they can.