Sony on Wednesday launched a new version of its e-book reading device called the Reader Wi-Fi, which is the first e-reader to offer wireless public library borrowing. The device will retail for $149 and be available in October.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski is throwing his agency’s weight behind the Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit against AT&T over its proposed merger with T-Mobile.
Social networking site Facebook will launch its long-rumored music service at its annual developer conference f8 this year, according to a report by CNBC.
Customer relationship management (CRM) software provider Salesforce.com chief executive Marc Benioff said Hewlett-Packard made the right call by getting out of the PC industry.
Customer relationship management (CRM) software provider Salesforce.com today unveiled a slew of new features for its enterprise social network, Chatter, including real-time chat, screen sharing and advanced groups.
The U.S. government has just filed papers to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile, Bloomberg reports.
Shocking Technologies has raised $15.2 million in a third round of funding for its business of making electric-shock-proof electronic circuit boards.
Cloud-based translation startup Cloudwords on Wednesday formally announced a powerful new solution for speeding up localization called Translation Management Automation, or TMA.
Amazon is expected to ship a powerful 10-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2012, while its 7-inch tablet will make its way to consumers in October, according to Digitimes.
Editor's Pick Vinod Khosla‘s advice for entrepreneurs is to ignore the experts and invent the future you want. That’s what he told the graduating class of Singularity University last week in a closing speech.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Greg Collier is the founder and CEO of Geebo.com. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Games like Wii Fit have made it more fun to stay fit in your living room. But Silicon Valley start-up Striiv wants to motivate you to stay fit outside the living room, when you’re walking around at work or running errands. It will do so with a $99 portable device that measures your movements and gives you rewards based on your activity level.
Ebuzzing, a European social media ad platform, has raised $25 million in a second round of funding to fuel its expansion across Europe.
In yet another example of how tablet computing is drastically changing the consumer landscape, online retail store giant Amazon is testing a new website design geared toward tablet users, reports The Next Web.
An extensive survey of businesses shows that cyberattacks are a growing threat to corporations of all kinds. Companies consider safeguarding their networks to be critically important to their business, resulting in substantial costs.
What makes a girl want to be an engineer? If you put that question to Lisa Kavanaugh, Ask.com‘s chief technical officer, she’ll tell you it has a lot to do with early mentoring.
Enterprise software provider MapR announced a $20 million second round of funding today, with the goal of making Hadoop easier for companies to use.
Samsung on Tuesday launched three powerful new Android phones under the Galaxy S II banner, corresponding to the three U.S. networks that will carry them: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. We got a little closeup time with these monsters of the smartphone universe, and they’re pretty impressive.
A Star Wars Galaxies fan site got hacked today and thieves stole 21,000 email addresses and 23,000 passwords. And judging from an analysis of the passwords, most of them were weak.
Hewlett-Packard today said that it would continue manufacturing a limited number of its webOS-powered tablet computer, the HP TouchPad, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
App.net, a website for helping distribute and monetize mobile apps, got started in 2010 with iOS and Android. Today it is expanding its support to three new app platforms: Windows Phone 7 (WP7), Blackberry and HTML5.
It’s better late than never: Samsung officially unveiled its Galaxy S II phones for the U.S. at a New York City press event on Tuesday night.
Mountain View-based Evernote, the company that offers a memory-like app for taking and organizing notes, is opening a “studio” in Austin, TX. That office, er, studio, will eventually be home to 100 Evernote employees. Just don’t call it a “satellite.”
Local business review aggregator Yelp is going back to its roots. The company is scaling back its year-old Yelp Deals service, which was designed to compete with daily deal giant Groupon, and focusing its resources on more on user-based reviews.
Editor's Pick This is the second of a two-part exclusive on Facebook’s involvement with and creation of open source technologies. The first installment focused on hardware. For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook’s open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael, about how the company is opening its infrastructure to other developers and organizations.
Video advertising platform Innovid has raised a new $9.5 million round of funding, the company announced Wednesday.
Not every company can afford to build a whole new version of their website just for mobile devices. MobileSpringer, a newly launched tool from the interactive agency 3Prime, offers an easier way to get small business websites ready for mobile visitors.
Zynga just revealed a teaser for its next big social game, an Indiana Jones-inspired creation called Adventure World.
CNN on Tuesday announced that it has purchased Zite, a personalized magazine app for the iPad, for a reported $20 to $25 million. This confirms last week’s rumors that a deal between CNN and Zite was in the works.
Video game news site GameSpot will start offering visitors the ability to instantly test games online with live game demos. The free demos will be offered though an on-demand service powered by cloud-gaming firm OnLive.
Fans of Hewlett-Packard’s ill-fated TouchPad tablet might want to hold off on lamenting its death.
Flickr is introducing a new security feature intended to keep creepers away from your most sensitive location information.
Birthday cake in a jar, deep-fried pickles and a perfect vegan lasagna. These are a few of the recipes you can find and share with Foodily, an online recipe index. Today the company released a new Facebook app, establishing it as more of a social tool than just a browser for food.
Indie darling game Minecraft, which has more than 10 million users, is “incompatible” with wildly popular game digital distribution service Steam because game’s secondary market for virtual goods and maps wouldn’t be supported, Minecraft designer Markus Persson said on his blog Monday.
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