[vimeo 28482397 w=640 h=360] Jay Elliot has a unique insight into what makes Apple so successful. He worked closely with Steve Jobs in the 1980s, setting up the company’s operational and managerial structure. Based on those years, he’s written a book: The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation.
Call of Duty: Black Ops set new records for sales at its debut last November, making it the world’s most popular video game. Can Call of Duty keep growing as a franchise?
Microsoft is releasing a limited edition Xbox 360 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 when the game debuts November 8.
Activision Blizzard announced today it would charge $49 a year for its premium subscription to the Call of Duty Elite social network.
Guest Post China Central Television’s recent attacks on Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) may lead to new regulations that force China’s largest search engine to separate paid advertising from organic search results more clearly.
The cost of 4G LTE-enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets, will drop significantly in the second half of 2012, according to a Digitimes report.
Robert Bowling, creative strategist at Activision Blizzard‘s Infinity Ward studio, says the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 coming on November 8 has better balanced multiplayer combat than ever before.
Last night, I took out dozens of enemies in a few rounds of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer combat.
Two men in the UK have been arrested for involvement with online criminal activity.
The case of Apple’s latest disappearing iPhone prototype just got a whole lot stranger.
Editor's Pick We’ve had local food, organic food, slow food and even urban farming. Now get ready for disco farming.
Guest Post Editor’s note: Automakers are making big bets on plug-in hybrids and range-extended electric vehicles, as VentureBeat’s Matthew Lynley recently wrote. There’s just one problem: In California, hybrids aren’t legally allowed to use public charging stations meant for electric cars. This post, by John Voelker of GreenCarReports.com, explains how a bill meant to change that is pitting some electric car advocates against GM.
Editor's Pick Dead Island is one of the most anticipated games of the fall gaming season. It comes out next week — and you probably wouldn’t know about it if it weren’t for a gritty, visceral game trailer that went viral thanks to social media and word of mouth.
Sponsored Post The daily deal market is undergoing a whole lot of tidying up at the moment. Facebook and Yelp recently announced they are getting out of the daily deal space. But don’t call it a messy clean-up. This is not a bubble bursting; rather the industry is streamlining itself and focusing on core competencies. The Facebook and Yelp news makes sense, since neither company has a business model optimized for daily deals.
The humble barnacle may seem an unlikely villain in the war on climate change, but those little crustaceans are not as innocent as they look. Ships encrusted with barnacles experience turbulence, which can increase the fuel they use by up to 50 percent.
After a strong debut at the IFA 2011 conference earlier this week, Samsung said it has no intention of bringing its Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note devices to the United States, according to Gotta Be Mobile.
TechCrunch editor and founder Michael Arrington is no longer employed by AOL, clearing up some confusion about his standing with the company after his $20 million CrunchFund was announced yesterday.
Textbooks are making the leap from paper to the Web and mobile apps. So, with school just around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the latest tools to help you get the most out of your education.
Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung has quashed rumors that the company is interested in HP’s webOS software, saying that it would “never” pursue such a deal, Bloomberg reports.
AT&T will soon present a plan to the Justice Department to save its proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile, which is said to involve some major concessions on AT&T’s part, Reuters reports.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes that health and medicine are going to benefit in the next two decades from what he calls the law of accelerating returns. That idea comes from Kurzweil’s 2005 book “The Singularity is Near,” and it reflects his optimism about how “exponential technologies” will come together to deliver a world where we can solve all of our problems. We’ve got an exclusive video interview on what Kurzweil thinks about those ideas now and how he is recruiting entrepreneurs to make his vision happen.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Razor Suleman is CEO of I Love Rewards. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Premium cable channel Starz on Thursday surprisingly announced that it has ended negotiations with Netflix to renew its licensing agreements, meaning Netfix users will lose a ton of great streaming movie and TV choices in early 2012.
Google chairman and former chief executive officer Eric Schmidt slammed regulators and patent trolls at Salesforce.com’s annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco today, saying the patent wars would slow down the mobile and device revolution started by Apple’s iPhone.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUdHGrPEXA8&w=560&h=341] Chuck Longanecker of Digital Telepathy is one of our go-to experts when it comes to design and user experience, and today, we invited him into the VentureBeat studio to talk about how web design is evolving.
One of Salesforce.com’s latest and most-touted features in its enterprise social network, Chatter, lets you bring in people from external businesses and customers, so they can participate in activity streams alongside your employees.
Michael Arrington, founder of the influential technology blog TechCrunch, is raising a $20 million fund to invest in early-state tech startups.
You know it’s hard out here for a hacker, tryin’ to get money for his rent.
Sponsored Post (The King of Code contest is sponsored by Windows Phone and is open to developers on any mobile platform.)
Lenovo on Thursday unleashed details on its new IdeaPad A1 Android tablet, with the most surprising element being its $199 price tag.
Hacker collective Anonymous just published 3GB of logs from Texas police officers. The project was called Texas Takedown Thursday.
HTC today finally revealed its first phones running Windows Phone 7′s new Mango update: the mid-range Radar and high-end Titan.
miiCard, a virtual identity card, received £500,000 pounds, or $880,000, in a seed round today, and plans to bring more security to online transactions in the same way we check IDs offline.
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Netflix fans, say your final goodbyes to the $9.99 streaming and DVD combo package. The company’s much-hated price increase goes into effect today.
Zynga‘s Adventure World launch, coming in the next few weeks, is a big test for the social game publisher. If the Indiana Jones-style title takes off, Zynga will have a much better chance of pulling off its initial public offering, which has been stalled because of the gyrations of the stock market.
iSwifter’s innovative app for streaming Flash content to the iPad now supports Google+ games, making it the first app to do so, the company announced today.
Activision, the company behind triple-A titles like the Call of Duty franchise announced today that it has sold more than 18 million map packs for its latest game.
Activision Blizzard chief executive is ready to burst out of the video game business and take over the entertainment industry.
Mobile-workspace company CloudOn, formally known as AppToU, has raised $7.7 million in first-round funding, according to the SEC.