Editor’s Pick Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet at a crowded press event in New York City this morning.
Editor’s Pick This just may be a blinding flash of the obvious, but apparently we like ads that don’t suck. And fit into our current context. And give us something we want.
Editor’s Pick NBC had a huge opportunity to cash in on the rising wave of Internet media with its Olympics coverage, and it blew it.
Editor’s Pick “I want to find the next Facebook when it’s just Mark Zuckerberg.”
That statement from Kevin Rose pretty much sums up his life’s ambition these days. The Diggnation poster boy of yore is gone, and a young VC ravenous for the Next Big Thing has taken his place.
Editor’s Pick Touchscreens will double to a $31.9 billion market by 2018.
Editor’s Pick Aside from the Google connection, Google Ventures and its partners are obviously different from anything else in their league in a few major ways — how they pick startups, how they help build businesses, and how they manage risk.
Editor’s Pick OpenROV, a mini submarine developed in a Silicon Valley garage, has been hailed by the world’s media as the key to unlocking the earth’s last frontier.
Editor’s Pick This year’s Olympics earned the nickname “Socialympics.” It has inspired huge waves of tweets, brought down the reputation of old media giants, and earned athletes millions of new followers.
Guest Post Turning around a ship as big as Yahoo is going to take a long time, but new CEO Marissa Mayer is already off to a good start.
Editor’s Pick We met up with the director of development to discuss what the Dojo is doing about its current woes and why this place is worth saving.
Guest Post SMASH provides full funding for high-achieving, low-income high school students of color to spend time at California’s top universities for five weeks during the summers after their 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years.
Guest Post This week, San Francisco-based Virgin America is celebrating its fifth anniversary. That’s an anniversary that few startups hit and very few startup airlines hit.
Editor’s Pick Teens in Tech, an annual conference in Silicon Valley, celebrates the elite and high-powered designers and programmers in the industry that are too young to swig a beer.
Editor’s Pick After hearing chief executives Jack Dorsey and Howard Schultz discuss how the arrangement came to be, it seems like one of the most logical unions between tech and business in recent memory.
Editor’s Pick My first question to Ashish Thakkar, CEO of a pan-African conglomerate, one-time genocide refugee, and the continent’s first space tourist: “When do you find time to sleep?”
Guest Post In the past, online courses and degree programs were viewed as low quality or financially unsustainable, but a variety of factors are now allowing online programs to flourish.
Editor’s Pick Craigslist really, really, really does not want any of its listings showing anywhere else on the web.
Editor’s Pick Wargaming, publisher of the spectacularly successful multiplayer title World of Tanks, has acquired Australian online-game software maker BigWorld for $45 million.
Editor’s Pick After the slick mosaics of Metro, we were a bit surprised to see the new packaging for Windows 8. They’re a little bit Pucci, a little bit Lisa Frank, and a little bit Windows 7.
Editor’s Pick We’ve been keeping an eye on Twheel, an absolutely stunning Twitter client for iOS. It’s a fun, thumbable carousel that presents tweets in an entirely new and totally gorgeous interface.
Too bad it was doomed from the start.
Guest Post Project management sucks. Yet without it, we fall apart. Dealing with it has historically been an absolute nightmare for me, and my guess is it is for you too.
Guest Post PayPal is the granddaddy of the online payments space. It was the remora of eBay until the auction giant bought it in 2002. Last year, PayPal processed $119 billion in transactions and accounted for 38% of eBay’s revenue. In the past year, eBay’s stock (+52%) has well outperformed Google (+11%), Amazon (+16%), Facebook (-45%) and Groupon (-75%) as of Friday’s close. (Disclosure: I have options against Facebook and Groupon. Facebook’s and Groupon’s numbers are based on their respective IPOs.)
Editor’s Pick Innovative Leisure has raised a seed round to fund its “new arcade” mobile games.
Editor’s Pick Equity-based crowdfunding platform EarlyShares has raised $1.15 million in its first round of funding, so other businesses can raise funding too.
Editor’s Pick A short video recap of the week’s highlights in tech business: Facebook earnings, Twitter outages, Mountain Lion, and more.
Guest Post It’s strange how entrepreneurs who are large risk takers and bold personalities turn into insecure little teenagers when facing investors.
Editor’s Pick Zynga’s weak earnings report yesterday has spurred an investor panic, cratering the company’s stock price by 39 percent today.
Editor’s Pick My mother (pictured with me above) is an absolute sweetheart and an angel. She also knows almost nothing about video games. So I thought I’d show her some trailers for the biggest games coming out this fall and record her reactions. The results…well, they were pretty special.
Editor’s Pick The cathode-ray-tube monitor technology that powered every arcade game before 1992 is dead. What happens to the games when the last screen stops working?
Editor's Pick Imagine a functional, live, operational database living on separate servers scattered around the globe in say, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Moscow, and Johannesburg, simultaneously. Not synced, replicated, or cloned — but a single database without a single location.