Game maker Zynga is being taken to court over patents that cover some fundamental aspects of social gaming: credits and prize redemption.
VentureBeat has added to our editorial team yet again with the hire of tech journalist Heather Kelly. We are very excited to have her on board.
It probably doesn’t hurt to have a company name synonymous with “cash” when appealing to investors. It certainly hasn’t hurt Kabbage, which raised $17 million today.
Leaked photos of the new Motorola Droid HD smartphone appeared alongside the much-delayed Droid Bionic on technology blog Engadget today.
StumbleUpon debuted a new “Explore Box” feature today that lets you find community-endorsed content when typing in a specific word or search term.
Flight search startup Hipmunk could be profitable if it wanted to be — but it’s more interested in growing as quickly as possible.
Mission Motors, a manufacturer of electric powertrains that go in electric cars and motorcycles, announced today that it has raised $9 million in its second round of funding.
In yet another blow to Apple’s iAd mobile advertising platform, the group is losing iAd boss Andy Miller, All Things Digital reports.
Today we are finally getting to play with photo sharing app Photovine, created by the team at Google-acquired Slide.
YouTube-like site Tudou has priced its initial public offering (IPO) and will begin trading on the Nasdaq stock market this morning under the symbol TUDO, reports Bloomberg.
Best Buy has more than 240,000 unsold units of the HP TouchPad in its inventory, indicating that consumers aren’t responding well to the product.
Touchscreens have turned into one of the fastest-growing display markets since Apple launched the iPhone in 2007. They’re now appearing on all sorts of devices, and the touchscreen market is growing 10 times faster than the overall display market.
Just when you thought Apple had recovered from its iPhone location tracking scandal from April, along comes a major class-action lawsuit in South Korea.
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Give Jeff Han some credit. He’s working down a cost curve. Since 2006, Han’s company Perceptive Pixel has been working on some of the finest large touchscreen displays anywhere. He says that the company’s technology, which is used in the Magic Wall touchscreens used by broadcasters on election nights, are fast and accurate at detecting finger touches.
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Mobile is the next big step for Glam Media, a female-focused media and advertising company. Glam today is launching its GlamMobile advertising platform and GlamEnable, a platform that lets publishers create websites and apps optimized to run on mobile devices.
Gaming company Zynga may be acquiring mobile gaming studio Astro Ape.
For some reason, a “major Apple store” is getting LTE 4G equipment installed by AT&T, Engadget reports.
Microsoft previewed some new Xbox Live games and features for its Windows Phone 7 platform today at the annual Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany.
Amazon’s Web services branch announced GovCloud today, a custom platform that will allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to work with and store data securely online.
Hybrid incubator and seed fund 500 Startups hosted its second demo day in Mountain View today, where more than 30 companies in the program presented in front of investors and press.
Gamer-profiling company iQU is launching an analytics and marketing platform to help online games find more users through mobile and social networks.
500 Startups‘ second class of startups showed their stuff at the incubator’s Demo Day today in Mountain View, Calif. The incubator is run by Dave McClure, a super-angel who has invested in the likes of Mint.com and Twilio.
Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita portable gaming device will feature built-in 3G (in one model), and the ability to make phone calls using Skype — but don’t call it a smartphone.
Google+ might still be the new (and relatively small) kid on the social-media block, but that doesn’t mean marketers aren’t trying to figure out how to best use it to sell ads.
Today, digital course creator BenchPrep announced its new iPad app, which launches with sync functions.
Firefox 6 is available for download today, and Mozilla wants developers to know the release includes some special tools just for them.
Sony has confirmed that it has cut the price of the PlayStation 3 video game console from $299 to $249.
The next wave of the electronic display industry will come in the form of small portable devices such as foldable 3D TVs and wall-sized displays such as interactive signs.
Samsung is now allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet again in most of Europe after a German court lifted an injunction on the device requested by Apple.
Cloud storage provider Box.net has raised $19 million of a $35 million extension to its fourth round of funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie confirmed the round to VentureBeat.
Now this is how patent warfare is conducted: Taiwan-based HTC has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Inc. for patent violations throughout its lineup of consumer electronics devices.
Guest Post While it comes as a big surprise that Google is buying Motorola Mobility, it is just as surprising that Apple launched a cloud service that will eventually fully compete with Google’s services and Microsoft essentially turned Nokia into its own private Foxconn and will compete with Apple’s devices.
When mobile location service Foursquare released its API, Lenny Rachitsky wondered what he could do with all of that data. Foursquare is designed to tell people where you are at any given time. But what if you could be in two places at once?