Group coupon start-up Groupon filed an updated S-1 filing with the SEC Tuesday, revealing that while Groupon’s business continues to grow at a steady rate, it’s also hemorrhaging money in the process.
Twitpic founder Noah Everett today announced the launch of Heello, the startup he’s been brewing for exactly one year.
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Solar panel manufacturer SunPower and Ford announced today that they will give Ford electric car buyers the option to buy and install a residential solar panel array that will charge the electric car.
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Skype is planning deep integration of its voice and video internet messaging service with Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system, Microsoft’s Lync office software and Xbox consoles and other products, reports Forbes.
Apple has its sights set on more than just Samsung’s tablet in Europe. The company is also suing Motorola over its Xoom Android tablet, FOSS Patents reports.
Some Target and Walmart locations have lowered the price of the Nintendo 3DS a few days early, giving consumers a small window to buy the console for $80 less and get the 20 free games that Nintendo offered to early adopters who paid full price.
The Federal Communications Commission and other regulators are prepared to stop wireless broadband startup LightSquared from operating if its network poses any risk to GPS services, the government agencies stated Tuesday during their monthly meeting, reports Reuters.
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Apple, which is gunning to be the world’s most valuable public company this week, has scored a couple of points against its rivals in independent usability and support assessments.
THQ laid off more than 200 employees today as it tried to realign its workforce in light of disappointing sales of its most recent games. That kind of strategic retreat will likely convince more game developers to refocus on making social and mobile games instead of more traditional games.
Guest Post Aol released its earnings today a week after Time Warner, its former dot-com merger partner, announced earnings. The two businesses, once considered completely disparate and deemed one of the worst corporate mergers of all time, are now increasingly complementary as the industry shifts beyond delivery mechanism to content as the value differentiator.
BT, the UK-based phone giant, has killed the Ribbit web phone and messaging platform it owns and is advising Ribbit customers to head to competitor Twilio.
Notorious hacker collective Anonymous on Tuesday threatened to “kill” Facebook on Nov. 5, according to a YouTube video spotlighted on official channels used by the group.
Nokia‘s new superphones will offer a superior user interface and a better, cloud-enabled experience than its chief competitors, the company’s top U.S executive told VentureBeat.
ChallengePost, a site where anyone can post a public challenge, has pulled in a $4.1 million first round of funding.
Twitter.com has rolled out its in-app photo service to users.
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Movieclips on Tuesday announced that it had raised a $7 million round of funding and partnered with YouTube to bring its 20,000 HD movie clips to a much bigger audience.
Guest Post You really have to give credit to community news sharing site Digg for getting its act together. After the hatchet job that was the latest release of the site (version 4.0), Digg CEO Matt Williams and his team have realized that they have to take drastic measures to bring their lost audience back. This is especially true considering Digg’s once lofty $300 million valuation. Currently, the company sits at a $35 million valuation. It has $1.5 million in debt, and about five more months of runway left.
GameFly, the top video game rental subscription service, is following in the footsteps of movie service Netflix by launching a digital distribution business.
Deals site Groupalia doesn’t do something new, but does it in a new place. The year-old consumer deals company has exploded onto the southern European and Latin American markets and is raking in millions.
DJ Patil, the former chief product officer of photo-sharing startup Color, announced today that he is joining LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman at venture capital firm Greylock Partners.
San Francisco-based bloomspot has found a ray of sunlight in the current economic storm. The daily deal marketer just announced $35 million in funding and a new platform that helps merchants recognize and reward their top customers.
Apple briefly overtook Exxon today as the most valuable public company in the world. That’s a big milestone in the larger world of computing, and it is a sign that the digital economy is becoming more important in some ways than the physical economy.
We’ve known this was coming for a while since Nokia jumped ship to Windows Phone 7, but today the company confirmed that it will be out of the Symbian phone business in North America once its new flagship Windows Phone devices launch this fall, All Things Digital reports.
Facebook is beginning its rollout of Facebook Messenger, the mobile side of Facebook Chat and Facebook Messages, today.
A German court on Tuesday granted Apple a preliminary injunction that blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union, excluding the Netherlands. The move comes just a week after Apple halted sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.
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Stocks made a comeback this morning after huge slides on Friday and Monday. Traders appear to be anticipating good news from the Federal Reserve’s policy statement today.
A startup called SendLove.to is launching a new people-rating platform today.
Visa’s mobile payments future just got real. The company announced today that it will deploy dual-mode chips in its infrastructure that will pave the way for NFC-based mobile payments, and it has also come up with an aggressive strategy to bring retailers on board.
Internet and media stalwart AOL on Tuesday reported that it generated losses in the second quarter, mostly due to weak advertising growth.
Streaming content company Boxee released a new iPad app Tuesday aimed at getting more people to use its media center software and boosting adoption of its streaming media set-top boxes.
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion said Monday evening that it will cooperate after police said BlackBerry Messenger played an instrumental part in coordinating the violent rioting and looting in London during the past few days.