Music curation social network Turntable.fm is developing a mobile application for Apple’s iOS devices, according to a report from TechCrunch.
100 different channels and nothing on? Microsoft has just licensed semantic video discovery technology from Israeli startup Jinni to help you find the perfect movie.
Venture capitalist Jay Hoag has joined the board of directors at Electronic Arts. The appointment shows that EA sees a real value in keeping close ties to the venture capital community, particularly at a time when the game business is going through a big disruption with the arrival of digital gaming.
Michael Arrington, founder of technology blog TechCrunch and known for his fiery personality and zero tolerance for corporate authority, is no longer with the San Francisco-based tech news publication, according to a report by Fortune.
Hewlett-Packard is launching a new laptop today with a soft rubber surface that gives it some extra protection and a cooler style.
The gamification business, which helps web sites get more traction by making them more game-like, has sprouted startups like weeds in the past couple of years. Now it is seeing its first acquisition deal. BigDoor is announcing today that it is acquiring OneTrueFan, which handles gamification and web check-in rewards for a thousands of small and medium-size businesses. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. While it’s a small company with just five employees, the deal is symbolic as it signals the inevitable consolidation and maturing of the sector.
This week, three surprising scenarios emerged in initial depositions in the ongoing Google/Oracle lawsuit.
Erskine Bowles, recent co-chair of President Barack Obama’s commission on fiscal responsibility and reform, and former president of the University of North Carolina system, has joined social networking giant Facebook as a member of the board of directors.
New financial details reported earlier today by Reuters about social media giant Facebook indicate that the company’s situation is more than good enough to go public.
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Confused about the many different flavors of mobile payments? The below infographic may help, courtesy of Mobile Payments Today.
AT&T has announced its new smartphone, the Impulse 4G, will be available on September 18th, 2011. With a contract, the Impulse 4G is just $29.99.
BountyJobs is filling an interesting need in the executive search space. The company doesn’t connect C-suite employees to eager HR recruiters or headhunters; rather, it hooks up qualified headhunters with corporate recruiters.
Vintners’ Alliance is marching into potentially volatile waters as it attempts to digitize a particularly vintage (get it?) industry: wineries.
We’re reading reports that Yahoo is hiring a new team of advisory firms and financial professionals to help resuscitate the company following the dramatic ouster of former CEO Carol Bartz.
Revenue for social network giant Facebook nearly doubled to $1.6 billion in the first half of the year, reports Reuters.
By adding five new languages, location-based social network Foursquare has opened the door to 1.5 billion more users. The company launched translations of its app in Bahasa Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Thai, it said today on its blog,
Online car pricing platform TrueCar has raised $200 million in funding and is immediately acquiring CarPerks, the company announced today.
Intern job board InternMatch announced a $500,000 second round of funding and opened its community pages today, allowing companies to show off their culture as well as their internship openings.
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After a decade-long battle, adult entertainment sites today can start bidding for their own .xxx top-level domain, which will make porn sites easier to find for lonely souls.
Google had launched its Offers service in five more cities — Austin, Boston, Washington D.C., Denver and Seattle, the company said today.
Mobile printing application Breezy announced today that it is releasing an iPhone app and a GPS printing tool that can seek out nearby partnered printers and send out a print request.
Streaming video service Netflix cracked down over Labor Day weekend on the number of videos each subscriber can watch concurrently from a single account.
Striiv, a startup focused on making walking more fun, has raised $6 million in a first round of funding.
Professional video game players just got a big endorsement: NBA star Gordon Hayward has signed on with the IGN Pro League.
Last month, Comcast stirred up a debate about bandwidth caps, excessive internet use, and cloud computing after it cut off Seattle resident Andre Vrignaud (pictured right) for using too much internet bandwidth when he uploaded his music collection to the cloud.
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Tapjoy had a run-in with Apple this spring. But the mobile monetization firm has recovered and is back on the expansion path. The latest sign: It’s just made a high-profile hire — Peter Dille, a former senior vice president of marketing at Sony’s PlayStation business.
Hewlett-Packard is launching such a big pile of products today it reminds me of the days when the company used to call its product launches “the Big Bang.” But today’s releases focus on a segment of computing known as the all-in-one PC, which has a keyboard, monitor and computer all packaged into one machine.
Rupert Murdoch’s entry into the social game business may not be a Zynga killer yet. But it’s a start.
Data-mining startup RapLeaf has created a new $1 million fund for applications interested in using its data services for personalization, the company announced today.