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.
Editor's Pick As the firing of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz suggests, patience is wearing thin among board directors at big technology companies. Bartz’s ouster follows the firing of other CEOs for offenses that would be classified as misdemeanors at any other type of company.
Here’s a timeline of major events in the history of Yahoo.
Yahoo has fired its chief executive officer Carol Bartz and named the company’s chief financial officer Tim Morse as interim CEO.
Viadeo, a European business social network, opened its public application programming interface (API) in the United States today. The company is also putting on a developer challenge, to encourage American devs to use Viadeo’s data.
A new service called backBeat helps you get “backstage access” for a chat with your favorite musicians.
Venture capitalist Tim Chang is leaving Norwest Venture Partners to become a managing director at the Mayfield Fund.
Group deals service Groupon has delayed its plans for an initial public offering due to stock market volatility, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Videogame broadcaster and event producer Major League Gaming’s (MLG) most recent competitive event in Raleigh, N.C., drew more than 130,000 concurrent subscribers, not including streaming video delivered by MLG partner sites. That’s a new record for the company.
Sprint on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion buyout of T-Mobile USA.
Publishing corporation Condé Nast has spun off news aggregator Reddit.com into a fully-owned subsidiary that will operate autonomously from the company, the site announced today.
Cloud platform provider Morphlabs on Tuesday announced that it has received $5 million in third-round funding, with plans to expand its number of employees and open more data centers.
Sony said today that is has hired a former official at the Department of Homeland Security to its new post of chief information security officer. The new hire takes place months after a massive hacker attack leaked data on 100 million accounts on Sony’s game networks.
Visualplanet is launching a transparent film called “touchfoil” today that can turn any surface into an interactive touchscreen. The foil can turn large regions of wood, plastic, glass, tabletop, and shop window into giant interactive surfaces that behave just like tablet touchscreens.
Insurance technology software company Guidewire Software filed an initial public offering that aims to raise about $100 million, the company announced Tuesday.
Social games maker Guerillapps today launched Trash Tycoon, a social game about recycling that’s designed to encourage “upcycling” — the process of converting old trash into usable products.
Video game retailer GameStop may soon push mobile gaming in its stores. The company is apparently planning to start offering Apple’s entire suite of iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, reports 9to5Mac.
Sony is launching Resistance 3 for the PlayStation 3 today, kicking off the big fall video game launch season. The Sony exclusive is the first salvo in the battle between the game platforms that will occupy gamers for the next few months.
Miramax on Tuesday announced that it has signed its first-ever international digital rights agreement, making 140 of its titles available to stream on Netflix in Latin America.
Apple will finally surpass Nokia in smartphone shipment volumes this year, shipping nearly twice as many iPhones as it did last year, according to a report by Digitimes Research.
Dave Stohl is one of the guys who decides how many developers Activision Blizzard puts to work on its Call of Duty games. With Call of Duty bringing in a monster share of Activision’s revenues, that’s a big responsibility. We caught up with Stohl, whose official title is executive vice president for studios at Activision Publishing, at the Call of Duty XP event last week to ask him how the company is keeping up with the demand for Call of Duty games.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: John Amato is CEO of Marketsharing. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
It’s the country club come to the Internet: Pursuitist, the website about all things high-end, is getting ready to unveil a new social layer for those who live the good life.
Robert Bosch Venture Capital, the investment arm of electronics and technology company Bosch, has invested in Ident Technology AG, a small German company in the mobile and gesture-control space.
Microsoft has said its Windows Phone 7 devices are not keeping location data without alerting users.
Netflix today began its launch in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Perfect World, one of the largest online game operators in China and east Asia, announced today that it will invest $100 million in a venture capital fund.
Editor's Pick With Groupon clones lining the digital streets like “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” signs in the seedy parts of Reno, you’d think the model was an easy one to replicate.
Guest Post Social networks, search engines and online resources have all created new challenges for business-to-business marketers. Prospects do more research on their own, and it’s not always easy to know how to reach them.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is the author of Four Steps to the Epiphany. This story originally appeared on his blog.)
Satellite TV operator DirecTV has dropped out of the bidding process for Hulu after bidding too low, according the Financial Times.
The San Francisco police department this weekend admitted that it did in fact help Apple employees search a Bay-area home for a “lost item,” which most reports say was a missing iPhone 5 prototype.
Call of Duty fans were greeted to a “life imitates art” moment at the Call of Duty XP event this week in Los Angeles. Activision Blizzard recreated the Scrapyard multiplayer battlefield from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 as a paintball arena where teams of 16 players could square off against each other with faux M4 assault rifles squirting green paint pellets. The event was aimed at promoting the upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 game, which Activision hopes will be the blockbuster of the year in video games.