Customer help desk management provider Zendesk today announced that it is opening a new office in Denmark and is teaming up with nearly a dozen startup incubators around the world to give its customer support software.
Guest Post Since the launch of Google Plus almost two months ago, Google’s social media network has grown faster than any other network, reaching over 20 million users in just a month. Google’s invite-only launch positioned Google Plus as a male-centric network, and early Google Plus adopters were quick to criticize the initial gender ratios.
Facebook has scheduled its f8 conference for Sept. 22 in San Francisco. The all-day event is where the company’s engineers and product teams will highlight “new tools along with best practices for developers and partners building the next generation of social practices.”
Online voice and video communication service Skype recently opened a new directory site for third-party applications.
A team of online game veterans has formed Motiga, a startup dedicated to making cloud-based mobile games.
Research in Motion on Thursday launched a streaming music service inside of its popular BlackBerry Messenger app.
Yesterday’s bombshell news that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO at Apple has come as a shock to the tech community, but newly appointed CEO Tim Cook has assured employees in an internal email that nothing will be changing at Apple, Ars Technica reports.
Advanced Micro Devices announced that Rory Read, former No. 2 executive at Lenovo, will become AMD’s new CEO.
Editor's Pick This is the first of a two-part exclusive on Facebook’s involvement with and creation of open source technologies. For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook’s open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael, about how the company is opening its infrastructure to other developers and organizations.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Jason Taylor is VP of Platform Strategy at Usablenet. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Kabam is going Hollywood. The hardcore Facebook game publisher is announcing today that it has a deal with Paramount to make an empire-building social game based on the Godfather mafia films. The new game is called The Godfather: Five Families and it will debut later this fall.
Reactions to the resignation of Steve Jobs are coming in and they aren’t surprising, given Jobs’ influence on technology over the course of decades. Jobs has left a huge legacy on the world’s business landscape, and his resignation is stirring a lot of emotions among business executives who look up to him.
Social network giant Facebook brought in 870 million unique visitors and a trillion page views in June, according to an updated list of the top 1,000 most-visited sites on the web released Tuesday by Google subsidiary DoubleClick.
There’s just no escape from mobile photo filters. After being made popular by apps like Instagram and PicPlz, now Facebook is looking to add filters to its mobile apps, reports the New York Times.
[Update: I probably should have specified a timeline for this market reaction. There's short term and long term. The market punished apple immediately in after market trading, as pointed out below. And yes, a week later, Apple's stock is actually higher than it was last week, as Gruber points out, BUT that comes after a week where the overall market had a nice upturn. Apple doesn't look so great in this perspective, where it appears slightly down compared to the market. But clearly, the most impact is going to come long-term, and that game has yet to play out].
CouchSurfing, the site that helps you find a couch to spend the night on or a safe foreigner to warm your own couch, is switching from the slow lane to the fast lane.
Lift is the latest app to earn the interest of Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, and it’s shrouded in mystery.
Revenue performance management (RPM) software company Eloqua Limited Wednesday filed an initial public offering estimated at $100 million.
They are the biggest of shoes to fill. Tim Cook is taking over as CEO of Apple. It’s the beginning of a new era in technology, as his predecessor Steve Jobs has been a dominating presence for everything associated with Apple. And Apple has defined some of the biggest changes in the history of technology.
Business social networking company Jive Software has filed to go public and raise up to $100 million, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Today, Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive of Apple. Here is his letter to the Apple board of directors and the community overall.
Steve Jobs has resigned from the job of chief executive at Apple, the company has just announced in a press release.
As far as electronics suppliers go, Applied Materials has pretty deep insight into the future demand for tech goods. It is the world’s largest supplier of equipment for manufacturing semiconductor chips. And today, the company said that it doesn’t really like what it sees.
Let’s all give a warm, startup-community welcome to BuzzMob, which officially launched today. Hi, BuzzMob!
Early on Wednesday, the cinema classic The Godfather was made available in its entirety on YouTube by an authentic-looking account called “SonyPicturesUK.” We wrote about the event and thought the idea of putting the film up was bold. Turns out, the account hosting the film was a fraud.
Video game retailer GameStop has admitted to removing coupons from boxed PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for free versions of the game on cloud gaming provider OnLive.
ZigFu is letting developers race “from zero to working motion apps in a couple minutes,” the company’s co-founder Amir Hirsch told VentureBeat.
Games-on-demand service OnLive has rolled out parental controls, group voice chat, and Facebook achievement sharing in the latest upgrade to its service.
Google on Wednesday updated its +1 button with new functionality that lets users both “+1″ content and automatically share it on their Google+ accounts.
To be fair, $99 is a pretty sweet price for a tablet computer.
Today, Lot18, a daily deals site for wine lovers, got a financial nod from two people known for smart business moves. Lot18 announced funding from the founders of Quidsi (Diapers.com and Soap.com), which was acquired by Amazon for $545 million in 2010.
Google will pay $500 million to the federal government for allowing ads from Canadian pharmacies to be displayed through its AdWords program, the Department of Justice announced today.
Anyone with dreams of hosting a web video clip show like Web Soup or Tosh.0 should take note of video curation platform ShortForm, which debuted a new Live Video Party feature today that’s capable of turning those dreams into a reality.
Enterpise-focused mobile app developer Taptera announced Wednesday that it has raised $2 million in first-round funding.
Apple’s long-running patent war with Samsung has led to another casualty. A Netherlands judge has issued a Europe-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace phones, which would effectively ban sales of the phones, reports FOSS Patents.
Facebook and Ticketmaster are making it somewhat easier to coordinate group outings to concerts, sporting events, monster truck rallies and the like with a new integration.