Time after time, these folks remind us what’s important and what technology is really all about: Improving the quality of life of people around the world and making information freely accessible to everyone.
It’s always a good time to think about what you’re thankful for, rather than what you are bitter about, or anxious to acquire, or angry at.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend and one of the things we’re undoubtedly thankful for is the ability to go on a massive spending spree immediately after turkey day. Just a little tip — when you’re busy buying, the bad guys are busy stealing.
Guest Post Virtually non-existent a few years ago, Russia’s venture market neared $1 billion in total transaction amount in 2012, and it’s positioned to see a big jump over the next few years.
Guest Post I’ve promoted cloud computing since the very early days of my career — nearly ten years. While I still have a passion for the cloud, the technology’s value proposition has changed drastically over time.
People who protest the government in Vietnam may receive a 100 million dong ($4,740) fine, under a new law announced this week.
If you’ve ever wanted to save something you saw on Facebook and looked desperately for an email option, you can keep looking. Facebook isn’t adding anything that takes content or views outside of its nice little closed network.
Here is a few morsels of funding news as you prepare yourself to eat many morsels of Turkey, latkes, and delicious sides.
Betaworks, maker of useful web tools and service, is raising a new $20 million round of funding, the company confirmed to VentureBeat today.
ArtZoco is an e-commerce platform that gives artisans in remote locations, who may not be tech savvy or have a bank account, the opportunity to sell their crafts.
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The value of a single Bitcoin surpassed $1,000 on popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox today. A year ago, it was worth $10.
It’s clear that 23andMe believes its actions will have implications for other startups in the genetic testing field.
Think you can predict when a video is going to go viral? BetTube will let you “gamble” on which ones are going to take off.
Guest Post As we get ready for the annual holiday frenzy, I can’t help thinking that an old warning applies: “A mobile app is for life, not just for the holiday season.”
Storenvy unveiled a redesigned website today with a new emphasis on product discovery and debuted 100 brand pages today that tell the stories of featured brands.
Fashionistas rejoice — Keep is making Instagram shoppable.
But this system only works with Wi-Fi-connected lightbulbs.
A tiny unfunded five-person startup in Massachusetts has created a Google Glass alternative that, they say, is much more immersive than Glass — and much less geeky.
Ardica is developing a thin and flat fuel cell battery, which can give devices seven days worth of run time on a single charge.
Homejoy is bringing the “lean startup” approach to philanthropy. The company announced the establishment of the Homejoy Foundation today, which will give financial grants to veterans and military families in need.
But you still won’t be able to download movies to watch when an Internet connection isn’t available.
Sponsored Post Hint: The answer isn’t to hire a team of specialists.
Sure, most smartphones offer free GPS navigation these days. But unless you have a smartphone mount on your dashboard, looking down at your phone for navigation can be awkward — and potentially dangerous — while driving.
Glu CEO Niccolo de Masi believes that Glass may be another “iPhone moment” for mobile games.
At any given time after a holiday or gift giving occasion I’ll have at least three to five gift cards — many that are issued by credit card companies — that typically sit in a drawer for months before I realize I should probably put them to use.
Like Yahoo and Google, Microsoft is now looking at rallying its engineering teams to encrypt all of the data flying between its data centers.
More than 250 retailers are banding together in Bitcoin Black Friday so that you can buy your Christmas tree, holiday flights, authentic Moroccan rugs, and booze, or pay for your next hot date, all with privacy and safety … in Bitcoin.
Nokia’s latest budget-focused Lumia is skipping the US — at least for now.
Shockingly, people seem to get upset when you spy on them.
In the latest report on the NSA’s extensive digital spying efforts, it turns out even online porn habits are fair game.
HealthCare.gov’s role is changing, as customers will soon have the chance to enroll in subsidized insurance through federally licensed commercial insurance exchanges — potentially shifting much of the activity to the private sector.
What happens when a large organization gets confronted with the kind of intractable, legacy obstacles that the HealthCare.gov website is currently facing?
In a boost for Berlin, U.K.-headquartered King — one of the world’s top social games providers — has announced it will be opening a new games studio in the German capital.
It’s absolutely vital to have a PR strategy. But how do you get started?
It’s been a bumpy few months for electric car maker Tesla Motors.
A former Visa engineer has built and open-sourced the InfiniSQL database to handle hundreds of thousands of transactions simultaneously and support familiar SQL query language.
Speedtest.net calculates the rolling mean of consumer download speeds. Its most recent ranking puts the U.S. below Moldova and Uruguay.
Just in time for the holiday season, pop star Lady Gaga has partnered with BitTorrent, Inc., and Vice Magazine to release a special treat for her fans: behind the scenes video from her recent album, Artpop.
Here’s some things you didn’t know: companies still get funded despite everyone across the country craving turkey day foo (or vegan equivalent) so badly that they can’t think straight.