Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld console will not see a release in the U.S. until 2012, after the company originally said the unit would be available by the holiday season 2011.
Bungie is one of the most successful game startups in history, although the company was obscure for the first 10 years of its existence, or half of its 20-year life. Today, the maker of the Halo series of games is marking its 20-year anniversary with the launch of an hour-long web documentary.
There’s a reason why malware creators are outrunning the security vendors now. It’s a lot easier to attack computer networks than it is to protect them, according to a cyber security expert at the Pentagon.
If we needed a poster child for Android’s fragmentations woes, it would most likely be Skype.
Kinvey, a startup that helps mobile developers streamline the process of building apps, has raised $2 million in seed money.
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A little more than a month after the WebOS-powered HP TouchPad tablet launched, the company is now offering a steep $100 discount to help push more units.
Yesterday, Google finally took its Android patent battle to the streets in a blog post by chief legal officer David Drummond that named Apple and Microsoft as co-conspirators. Microsoft’s response, which came in the form of just two tweets last night, is sort of hilarious.
What do venture firm Andreessen-Horowitz and successful internet companies Opentable, Paypal, Netflix, Yelp and Shopzilla have in common? Rental eCommerce company, Rentcycle and its first $1.4 million round.
As soon as Dmitri Alperovitch walked into a hotel suite at McAfee’s reception at the Black Hat security conference, he was surrounded by reporters from the New York Times, Reuters, and other publications. It was the logical end to a long day that began with a blog post by Alperovitch about Operation Shady RAT, a cyber-spying campaign that Alperovitch said was the “biggest transfer of wealth in terms of intellectual property in human history.”
Trion Worlds, the developer behind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Rift, announced today that it has hired games industry veteran David Luehmann to head its third-party development program.
Digital textbook company Inkling announced Wednesday that is has scored $17 million in second-round funding from Tenaya Capital to compete with major competitors entering the space.
While news-sharing site Reddit harbors many unique communities such as rage comic lovers, zombie aficionados, geeks and several others, its low on robust college communities — which is strange considering that a large percentage of Reddit’s total users are either students or recent graduates with lots of collegiate pride.
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Now businesses can keep an eye on consumers checking in in TV land and the real world at the same time. LocalResponse, a company that helps businesses monitor and respond to check-ins, today announced its acquisition of Philo Media Corporation, which has created a way for TV and theatrical studios to deliver real-time messages to consumers. Financials were not disclosed.
Klaas Kersting, the founder of the highly successful Gameforge online game firm in Europe, is back with a new gaming startup called Flaregames, VentureBeat has learned.
South Korean online gaming powerhouse Nexon has invested in social gaming firm 6waves Lolapps, VentureBeat has learned. The investment, which is expected to be announced shortly, comes on the heels of the merger of two major social gaming firms, 6waves and Lolapps, which announced their own merger two weeks ago.
When Google first started talking about its Google Chrome OS software a few years ago, one of the selling points was the promise that it would come with much better built-in security than other operating systems. Now, Chrome OS has only been commercially available for a few months, and security researchers have already figured out how to hack it.
Union Square Ventures made its first late-stage investment today, leading a $25 million raise for peer-to-peer lending startup Lending Club.
Google+, the new social network from Google, is growing at a gargantuan pace. The social destination has now hit 25 million unique visitors, reaching that milestone faster than Facebook, Twitter or other social networks, according to new comScore data.
Randi Zuckerberg, longtime Facebooker and sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, today announced her decision to leave the social network giant.
Tesla Motors will unveil its sport utility electric vehicle sometime in December after finishing up development of an alpha model of the car, chief executive Elon Musk said in the company’s quarterly earnings call today.
Google on Wednesday fired shots at the likes of Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle in a blog post about recent “bogus” patent lawsuits targeting Android.
Tesla Motors is no longer taking orders for the sporty Tesla Roadster electric car in the United States, but will continue to sell the car in Europe and Asia until the third quarter next year.
The number of active subscribers for Blizzard Entertainment’s most popular online game, World of Warcraft, fell in the second quarter of 2011, the second decline in a row.
Blizzard Entertainment chief executive Mike Morhaime said today the company is still not committing to a 2011 release date for Diablo 3, one of its most hotly anticipated titles.
Activision-Blizzard is throwing a lot of weight behind its latest Modern Warfare 3 first-person shooter (FPS) game’s graphical prowess, which it’s using as one of the main selling points over competing FPS games.
What if you opened your high-school locker to find $36 million inside? I’d probably skip biology. Lockerz, an interactive eCommerce company, did receive that cash. It plans to use the proceeds to win the attention of Generation Z.
He has $1 million in the bank, a promising new company and a rolodex that makes Silicon Valley swoon.
Web.com is buying Network Solutions, a domain registration company dating back to the 1970s and the origins of the Internet.
Activision Blizzard reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter ended June 30.
For many years, Apple enjoyed security through obscurity. The market share for Mac computers was so small that malware creators bypassed it to go after the much bigger target, Microsoft Windows. Not anymore.
Back in March, Research in Motion said its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet would expand its app ecosystem to allow compatibility with Android apps by this summer. A report from Engadget this morning is throwing cold water on that promise, with an unnamed “reliable source” saying it won’t happen until “late fall.”
The growth of popular photo-sharing app Instagram hasn’t slowed down over the past few months. The company announced today that it has reached a milestone of 150 million shared photos, and it now boasts over 7 million users.
I have a bit of a crush on group-texting application GroupMe, which lets a bunch of phone owners jump into an ad-hoc chat room that’s powered by text messages. It’s simple, and best of all, it doesn’t use data.