Steve Jobs shifted the technology landscape countless times as Apple’s CEO. Now that he’s retired from that role, we’ll also miss the many great moments that his singular personality has brought us.
The Google Docs List, the main directory of all of your documents, is apparently having some kind of outage today. On the Google apps status dashboard, Google has marked the Google Docs List as having a “service disruption.” It seems individual Google documents can be opened and edited are otherwise working fine, as are other Google applications. The only issues appears to be with the main Docs navigation page that lists your folders and each file you have stored with Google. We’re checking with Google public relations to see if it is a widespread problem.
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Social game maker Zynga is remaking its stock rules to give chief executive Mark Pincus 70 times more voting power than the shares that will be sold in its planned initial public offering, according to Bloomberg.
Charlie is the kind of girl your mom wants you to date. She’s smart, polite, low maintenance, not to mention exotically pretty (can’t quite place her ethnic background). She’s also got a great job. Why not ask her out? Well, there’s one minor problem: She isn’t real.
Google has added the ability to ignore specific user accounts and strengthened its option to block accounts on its new social network Google+, the company announced in a note Friday.
The makers of action movie The Expendables have dropped an incredible lawsuit they had brought against more than 23,000 BitTorrent users who had allegedly downloaded the film illegally, according to TorrentFreak.
The fall DEMO conference is only weeks away, on September 12-14th in Santa Clara, Calif. and we’re excited to reveal our lineup. Aside from the 60-plus companies launching products, we’ve got some amazing speakers and “sages,” who will be providing feedback to the companies launching products.
Web development and basic coding skills shouldn’t be the mysterious domain of a handful of overpaid engineers, and if the Codecademy founders have anything to say about it, the boundaries of that domain will soon be rapidly expanding.
The tech industry is busier than normal this August, which is usually a time of summer doldrums. The stock market tanked. Google bought Motorola. Hewlett-Packard decided to move into software via a $10 billion deal even as it decided to get out of PCs and tablets. And now Steve Jobs has resigned as the CEO of Apple. If you blinked, or were on vacation, you would come back to a different tech world.
Cloud application platform Heroku has announced support for Java, one of the most popular programming languages in existence.
Popular blogging startup Tumblr is close to raising between $75 and $100 million, with an incredible $800 million valuation, says the Wall Street Journal.
The notorious iPhone jailbreak hacker Comex has been snapped up by Apple as an intern, he announced on his Twitter account last night.
Most stereoscopic 3D experiences are weak. The glasses-free Nintendo 3DS turned out to be a disappointment, forcing Nintendo to slash the prices on that handheld gaming device. But the glasses-free experience MasterImage 3D has developed is something altogether different. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s going to offer an outstanding 3D experience on smartphones and tablets.
Everyone knows they need to engage with growth, but the resistance companies face in moving resources from areas that work into new areas is tremendous. This is why big companies are so slow to innovate, says Geoffrey Moore, author and venture partner at MDV. In this Entrepreneur Though Leader Lecture at Stanford University, he explains that while there are no shortage of great, groundbreaking ideas at big companies – including many that could threaten startups – the established culture at those companies prevents the ideas from maturing.
There’s got to be more to location-based mobile games than checking in. That was the thinking behind the game startup Red Robot Labs and its first game, Life is Crime.
Streaming music provider Pandora posted a 117 percent increase in revenue for a record $67 million after its first quarter as a publicly traded company, Pandora Media Inc. reported Thursday.
Just one week after Slide’s Photovine photosharing app officially debuted, it appears that trouble is afoot for the Google-owned social app startup.
Potential employers are going to search for you, it happens. But Google can be a fickle mistress. That’s why Vizibility has raised $1.3 million in a follow-on seed round to give you the Googling power back.
Location-based social network Gowalla is trimming its feature set to improve the overall user experience, according to Gowalla founder and CEO Josh Williams, who made the announcement in a blog post Thursday.
VentureBeat inadvertently stirred up a storm of controversy when we published a guest post about marketing automation.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUZOsc_nRLk&w=560&h=446] Steve Jobs is a notoriously private figure, but you can learn more about him in Leander Kahney’s book Inside Steve’s Brain. Kahney, currently the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac, stopped by VentureBeat to chat about the hurdles encountered while writing about Jobs. Kahney also talks about Jobs’ recent resignation.
“I don’t cargo cult often, but when I do, I do it with Node.js.”
If being a professional football player wasn’t already a sweet enough deal, imagine being told by your coach that you’re getting a free iPad. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris has issued his entire team iPad 2 tablets to replace printed playbooks and to allow players to re-watch game videos, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
Y Combinator‘s Demo Days this year featured a crush of innovation and excitement. After 63 startups presented to a room full of reporters, VCs and other influencers, we were all exhausted — none more than the belles of this particular ball, the founders themselves.
EnergyHub, a provider of energy efficiency products and associated software, announced today that it has raised $14.5 million in its second round of funding.
Apple caused panic among app developers last week when it announced that it would phase out an identification system for users on its mobile devices such as the iPhone. Mobile gaming company OpenFeint says it will help solve the problem created by the elimination of this feature by offering its own “single sign-on” identification system for app developers.
Verizon on Thursday announced it will purchase cloud services firm CloudSwitch with the intent of boosting its enterprise and IT offerings.
Everyone’s talking about Steve Jobs resigning as CEO at Apple (just like they did in 1985, image at left) but a few publications are doing it in unique ways. Here are my top 10 favorite resignation stories.
Verizon Wireless won’t be joining the release party for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S II smartphone, the Wall Street Journal reports.
With all of the supernatural success swirling around legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs as he steps down from the position, it’s easy to forget that he’s human. Michael Dhuey, 53, had two opportunities to experience the real Jobs through working with him.
Storied venture capital firm Sequoia Capital is in the process of raising a new growth fund and principals fund, the firm has confirmed with VentureBeat.
Music discovery company SoundHound has formed a partnership with streaming music service provider Spotify that will allow European SoundHound users to instantly access Spotify’s catalog of 15 million tracks, the company announced Thursday.
Electronic Arts’ latest Facebook game, The Sims Social, has picked up more than 4.6 million daily active users after launching a week ago, according to AppData.
Jerome Radcliffe scared a lot of people — including himself, since he is a diabetic — when he showed how easy it was to hack an insulin pump from a distance at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas early this month.
Starting today, Google is letting users search Google Maps and get directions with just their voices — no typing required.
Internet search startup Diffbot launched its API today for visually scanning, parsing and extracting information from web pages. Diffbot detects what type of layout a page has, then searches it for common visual cues to monitor when any content changes on a page, or to extract specific information for developers to use.