Startup Posterous is doing a bit of a start-over today. Founded in 2008 as a simple blogging via email service, Posterous is restructuring itself based on a new private sharing mobile application called Posterous Spaces, according to Forbes.
Location-based check-in company Gowalla unveiled the next version of its mobile application today, which features guides that include more in-depth information about locations.
Gamers have downloaded game developer Rovio’s Angry Birds, a popular iPhone slingshot-style game franchise, more than 350 million times, the company’s general manager Andrew Stalbow said today.
The Boston Globe today launched its new subscriber-only website, which puts much of the publication’s in-depth content behind a paywall.
Michael Arrington, founder of technology blog TechCrunch and known for his fiery personality and zero tolerance for corporate authority, has “decided” to move on from the San Francisco-based tech news publication.
Customer help desk management provider Zendesk on Monday unveiled Zendesk Voice, a new feature that lets customers set up cloud-based call centers for much less money than old-school call centers.
YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen revealed details about their plans for recently-purchased bookmarking site Delicious in an interview with the New York Times.
More people in the United States will access the web via mobile devices than via wireline computers by 2015, according to a new study from IDC.
AT&T is the first US carrier to announce its lineup of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) devices today, including the Samsung Focus S, Samsung Focus Flash and HTC Titan.
In what may end up being a Netflix for e-books, Amazon is currently in talks with book publishers to launch a new digital book library for customers of its premium Prime service, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Broadcom said today it has agreed to buy NetLogic Microsystems for $3.7 billion as part of a move to consolidate its presence in the communications chip market.
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Gamification company Badgeville has made a big splash in the past year by helping web sites better engage visitors through game-like features such as leaderboards and badges. Now it is taking a step further and adding behavioral analysis to help its clients better understand their users.
BringIt builds mini games inside Facebook games to encourage players to buy and spend virtual currency. Today, it is adding the ability for players to challenge each other in head-to-head wagering.
Game publishing company Electronic Arts‘ newest social game, The Sims Social, has passed social gaming supergiant Zynga’s Farmville and now has 36 million monthly active users just under a month after its launch, according to AppData.
Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz resigned from the company’s board of directors Friday, according to a Wall Street Journal report published today.
Premium video streaming service Netflix updated its Android application recently with support for all devices running version 2.2 (Froyo) or version 2.3 (Gingerbread) of the mobile operating system.
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Facebook is set to debut its entrance into music services at its F8 event next week, reports TechCrunch.
A decade ago, I remember reading a cryptic email from my colleagues in New York about “the attack.” I turned on CNN and saw a gaping hole in one of the World Trade Center towers.
Someone’s got their feathers in a ruffle. Twitter is suing Twittad, a marketing company focused on promoting through Twitter, over the use of the word “tweet” in its slogan, “Let Your Ad Meet Tweets.”
Car sharing website Getaround announced a large seed round of $3.4 million today from a number of investors including the recently publicized CrunchFund.
The FBI is looking into a hack on news corporation NBC‘s Twitter account, which was attacked by hacker group The Script Kiddies. The hackers tweeted false information about hijacked planes crashing into Ground Zero, the place where the World Trade Center once stood.
Sprint may release the iPhone 5 to customers between September 30-October 15th, according to a supposed memo sent to Sprint employees yesterday.
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Aol and Yahoo have had their most embarrassing moments this week under the media spotlight. So it’s only natural that the two companies are rumored to be talking about a merger.
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Google quietly updated its Google Maps app for Android this week, a move that helps shed more light on the company’s local search strategy and its decision to purchase reviews service Zagat yesterday.
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In what some are calling a win for Apple, Adobe announced its new Flash Media Server 4.5 Thursday, which will repackage flash content automatically for iOS mobile devices that currently lack support for the media format.
“Range anxiety” for pure battery-powered electric car owners wears off quickly as a driver begins to understand the capabilities and charging patterns of their car, according to a new study by the Technology Strategy Board.
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Microsoft’s new Window 8 operating system brags a short eight-second boot time, according to the Windows 8 blog.
Microsoft will launch a major upgrade for its Xbox 360 dashboard (pictured above) this fall. The upgrade will mean users can browse content faster and can navigate faster via speech commands delivered through the Kinect motion-sensing system.
White and black mobile social gamers spend more on virtual goods purchases than Hispanics spend less, according to a survey by mobile gaming firm MocoSpace.