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Applied Materials, the largest producer of chip making equipment, announced today that it has created a new generation of machines that will be able to deposit thin layers of atoms on tiny chips.
Solar panel leasing company SunRun announced today that it is opening its operations in Maryland, the next state that’s friendly toward solar panel providers, said the company’s CEO Ed Fenster.
Apple is expected to launch refreshed Mac Pro and Macbook Air computers along with the debut of the company’s new Lion operating system later this week, according to leaked product numbers obtained by 9to5Mac.
At first glance, the news that the maker of an iPhone app that simulates a Zippo lighter received $2.6M in funding sounds like a joke.
Michael Moe says Facebook is worth $70 billion, and that valuation has Wall Street standing at attention.
Google’s popular email product Gmail is about to get much more social.
Rumor has it Google’s YouTube is holding a competition to find video producers who can create original content for the site’s new channels.
Jon Rubinstein, the former CEO of Palm who orchestrated its $1.2 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard in 2010, is no longer heading Palm. And Palm itself is no more: HP has renamed the division the “webOS global business unit.”
Media company Local.com on Monday announced that it has acquired Screamin’ Media Group, the entity behind Groupon-like-company Screamin’ Daily Deals.
Much-hyped European music service Spotify plans to launch this week with a slow, invite-only process to add members, according to a Mashable report.
Apple is adding a second manufacturer to assemble the third generation of its iPad tablet, which could debut in the fall, according to a Digitimes report.
Omar Khan, the Samsung exec who often introduced the world to Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones and tablets at events, has been hired to lead mobile initiatives for Citigroup.
Google is working to create an online exchange where digital marketers can buy, sell and trade data on individuals, according to an Ad Age report.
Guest Post Warning — Trite Statement to Follow: The leadership at a startup makes or breaks the success of the company.
Gamers interested in Dust 514, an online first-person shooting game that ties in with the EVE Online universe, will have to pay a “cover charge” to begin playing the game.
Culture junkies, get excited. Social travel site, Tripping, has raised $1M in seed funding and officially ends its days of bootstrapping to support backpacking.
Bill Gross, the founder and CEO of the business incubator Idealab, as well as the Twitter app company Ubermedia, has high hopes for Google+.
410 Labs, maker of a Twitter-like email app called Shortmail that limits email messages to 500 characters or less, announced today that it has raised $750,000 from super-angel Dave McClure’s 500 Startups seed funding firm and others.
Money raised by venture capital firms to fund startups is on the rise, but the number of venture capital firms raising that money is at a 16 year low.
Consumers spent a total of $5.9 billion on both physical and digital online games in the first quarter, up 1.5 percent from a year ago, according to market researcher NPD.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Curtis Smolar is a partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley. He submitted this column to VentureBeat.)
Riptide Games and Projkt Nine are announcing a merger today that will combine their companies into a new mobile gaming company.
Deals giant Groupon e-mailed its users Saturday to announce changes to its privacy statement. The changes are expected to bring more transparency to Groupon as well as make the language more accessible to the general public.
Mobile gaming is the wide-open battleground of the entertainment industry. While Zynga dominates social games and big publishers rule console games, the global smartphone game market is still up for grabs.
My experience with Mortal Kombat emerged from a perfect storm of circumstances:
Many Google+ users saw a massive amount of notification email messages from the service this afternoon, and now Google’s head of social, Vic Gundotra, has an explanation.
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Apple may begin adding 1080p high-definition video sales to its iTunes store this fall, reports AppleInsider.
The golden age of tweeting without being barraged by ads will end this summer. Twitter’s new product, “Promoted Tweets To Followers,” which places targeted ads in the timeline, is readying to launch by early August, according to All Things D.
Global tablet shipments fell 28 percent to 7.2 million units in the first quarter, compared to fourth quarter sales in 2010, according to market intelligence firm IDC.
Only 18,000 new payrolls were added in the month of June. Mobile jobs, however, seem to be escaping the doom and gloom.
Now that Google has its own social network, it’s happy to invite Facebook and Twitter to the party too.
Google on Friday said it has agreed to send executive chairman Eric Schmidt to Congress in September to testify about its dominance in web-based search and related products.
New details on Chegg’s June acquisition of Notehall came through SEC filings yesterday.
Tiny Speck, a social game startup that has been making a title called Glitch, has scored a coup with the hiring of Keita Takahashi, a famous Japanese game developer.