A driving trendsetter

The Chevy Volt* is unique among electric cars because it runs on two sources of energy. You have an electric source – a battery – that allows you to drive gas-free for an EPA–estimated 35 miles.

Guild Wars 2 challenges MMO establishment with hybrid business model (preview)

The massively multiplayer online (MMO) games business is about to get even more competitive. Market leader World of Warcraft (WoW) dodged a bullet when the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) put only a minor dent into its customer base, which still sits at an imposing 10.2M. But the next challenger is already on its way in the shape of NCsoft’s Guild Wars 2, due for release later this year.

There’s a new sheriff in town: Microsoft leads raids on big time botnets

On Friday of last week, U.S Marshalls entered office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois that are believed to be home to some of the biggest botnet armies on the web. But the law enforcement was just backup for the real investigators, Microsoft, who had secured a warrant from a federal judge to gather evidence and deactivate servers used by the criminals to infect people’s computers and harvest their personal data.

The new iPad is for gaming

The new iPad, third generation, iPad 3, whatever you call it, is a serious gaming machine. For some games, it even rivals a console like the PlayStation 3. We’re going to see more and more gaming done on the iPad in the months to come. And we’re going to like it.

Are you BI-Curious? A look at business intelligence (Infographic)

With the mountainous wastelands of data that dot the landscape of today’s business, we’re sure glad that business intelligence exists.  To those familiar with business intelligence, it’s tools such as Domo, Bime, GoodData, and Jaspersoft. For the uninitiated, it’s just another buzzword. Really though, it’s not difficult to understand: think of it as a dashboard of all your key business metrics all in a neat operations center-like screen.

GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

Here are some of the stories that ran on GamesBeat this week. We’re running more articles exclusively in the GamesBeat section of VentureBeat, particularly when they’re mainly of interest to our game readers. The broader-interest posts will continue to run on VentureBeat as well. Please visit the GamesBeat section to catch up on the latest game news. We’re ramping up our game coverage, so you’ll find a larger amount of deeper news at GamesBeat.