Guest Post Twitter’s API restrictions have already hemmed in LinkedIn and Instagram; the latest tech giant to fall victim to the changes is Tumblr, and some say Flipboard might be the next.
Editor’s Pick Who will win the race in the video game business: startups or giants?
Editor’s Pick While the native-versus-mobile-web debate has become stale — “boring” in JacaScript creator Brendan Eich’s words — the technologies interweaving our devices and our data are evolving at ever more rapid rates. Firefox OS, which Eich has been working on at Mozilla, is showing off some of that evolution today.
Editor’s Pick With Windows 8, Windows Phone will finally have the support it needs to differentiate itself from iOS and Android.
Guest Post Restaurant reservations service OpenTable announced today that it has collected more than 15 million reviews since it started a little less than four years ago.
Editor’s Pick Ready for the most outlandish story of your morning? Here we go. Today, a hacker allegedly stole Mitt Romney’s tax returns, is demanding $1 million in Bitcoins for silence, and sent a USB drive and letter to the GOP and Democratic party offices in Williamson County, Tennessee as proof.
Editor’s Pick Today, a new class of startups is launching from nReduce, which got its start a few months ago as a self-proclaimed neo-Y Combinator. Now, eight of the best startups from its first batch are giving online demonstrations.
Editor’s Pick Can you predict when a war will break out? Well, the scientists are trying, and they’re getting awfully close.
Editor’s Pick Washington D.C. may have with ambition and politics, PhDs and bulging bank accounts, and history of technological innovation , but it is not a friendly place for entrepreneurs. At least until now. Signs show a startup scene is emerging in our Nation’s Capital.
Editor’s Pick Accomplished Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla likens modern healthcare to witchcraft, and says technology will replace 80 percent of doctors. His views, offered up in a talk last week in San Francisco, made doctors hopping mad. But criticisms were mostly knee-jerk. Khosla has a point.
Editor’s Pick On any given day, Golden Gate Park is a shining example of more or less pristine green space in a densely packed urban area. Then, for three days in August, 60,000+ hipsters per day transform the park into a raucous, wild music festival. Here’s how they keep it clean.
Editor’s Pick Samsung’s billion-dollar fine, which could go as high as $3 billion, is a great, excellent, and wonderful thing for the entire smartphone industry. And it’s an awesome thing for you and me, smartphone users.
Yeah, really (although I agree, it probably sucks for Samsung).
Editor’s Pick Check out our inaugural list of the young tech founders and CEOs who are bringing innovation to the enterprise.
Editor’s Pick We all have regrets, but they don’t typically involve blowing billions of dollars.
Editor’s Pick It’s tough to muster much excitement for Isis, as NFC almost seems more like a fantasy today than when it was a hot buzzword for mobile payments years ago.
Editor’s Pick AMD’s APUs are one way to handle all of the computing tasks in the era of Surround Computing
Editor’s Pick With the Republican National Convention starting today in Tampa, the 2012 election enters its most intense phase. Thanks to our smartphones and social networks, there have never been more ways to get information on the candidates and events of the season.
Editor’s Pick GamesBeat traces the history of OnLive, from founder Steve Perlman first filing his cloud-gaming patent in 2002, to its recent wave of financial troubles and restructuring.
Guest Post Women are under-represented in the tech industry largely due to women’s skewed perception of technology and venture capital. Being feminine and in tech should not be mutually exclusive!
Editor’s Pick Unreasonable at Sea, a floating incubator for tech startups, has selected its first group of companies to expand their business operations while cruising through the high seas.
Editor’s Pick The appeal of “big data” has made data scientists a hot item. But perhaps a better term would be “data artists,” befitting the artfulness that goes into interpreting and illustrating big datasets.
Editor’s Pick SAP’s startup program is not just about building loyalty with early-stage companies. It’s about ensuring SAP has an equity stake and, when the timing is right, that it can make the first stab at acquisition.
Guest Post SuccessFactors. Taleo. Yammer. What do these companies have in common? Each is an enterprise tech company worth billions of dollars, indicating rapid growth in the emerging enterprise technology industry.
Editor’s Pick Following Apple’s mammoth victory over Samsung in court Friday, both companies have issued fairly predictable statements to the media. Microsoft employees, meanwhile, haven’t been afraid to shout from the peanut gallery.
Editor’s Pick Steve Perlman has become the King Lear of gaming. But does he have another act?
Editor’s Pick A look at what happened in Funding News today.
Editor’s Pick Over 80 companies pitched to a roomful of investors and press at Y Combinator’s Demo Day. In the postmortem, how did they fare compared to last year’s batch? And what does Silicon Valley really think?
Editor’s Pick Hollywood North? L.A. with rain? The city that riots whenever its hockey team doesn’t win the Stanley Cup?
Americans might think of Vancouver in many ways, but typically not as a tech startup mecca.
Editor’s Pick While its theoretically an impressive device, the Note 10.1 is a good example of why cramming in too much hardware and features without a cohesive direction can lead to disaster.
Editor’s Pick In order to enter the startup space, you have to be fearless — and from a society that treats failure in an accommodating way.
Editor’s Pick With Windows 8, Microsoft favors tablets, touchscreens, and laptops with modern touchpads. Traditional desktops with a keyboard and mouse, on the other hand, have been left in the dust.
Editor’s Pick Cashing out as quickly as possible, Facebook’s first outside investor Peter Thiel sold a majority stake of his holdings for close to $400 million.
Editor’s Pick Sometimes patent cases are boring. In the Apple versus Samsung patent case, however, there’s been one shining, albeit unexpected, entertainer: the judge.
Editor’s Pick After a wave of criticism about how it treated its employees, OnLive reveals more details about its recent sale to a new owner.
Editor’s Pick Apple is building a new store in the heart of Silicon Valley with an extremely high-bandwidth connection to one of the Internet’s major hubs.
Guest Post To me, debating whether Groupon is a good company is the equivalent of debating where Obama was born. The overwhelming evidence is that Groupon is a bad company. And that’s what I write.
Editor’s Pick Twitter just announced the anticipated changes to its API, intended to “deliver a consistent Twitter experience.” Or to tighten Twitter’s grip even more on how Twitter users’ tweets are used off the social networking site.
Editor’s Pick Jeff Fluhr, the serial entrepreneur who sold StubHub to eBay for $310 million, thinks there are far better options than Google Hangouts when you want to connect, engage, and communicate with groups of people.
Not surprisingly, high up on the list is his new startup, Spreecast.