Editor’s Pick In the mobile ad and marketing world, few companies are being hurt as much as Velti.
Editor’s Pick “Every single year we’re heard people say ‘this is the year of mobile,” Nanigans SVP Dan Slagen told me, laughing. “But this is the first time we’ve seen someone come forward and put forward the kind of number Facebook did.”
Editor’s Pick SAP is best known for being a serious but stodgy player in enterprise software. But SAP platform head Steve Lucas says his company hasn’t done enough in “big data” and that SAP is going to make life for its competitors miserable.
Editor’s Pick Just as email spam has cemented itself as an unstoppable scourge in our daily digital existence, content scraping bots are polluting the web by slowing sites down, stealing content, and generally running amok.
Editor’s Pick Vibease makes a squishy, Bluetooth-enabled pink vibrator that you control through a mobile app, featuring a marketplace of erotica to bring “fantasies to life.”
Editor’s Pick “The only way I’ve been able to do what I do is working with the best people in the world and giving them autonomy, control, trust.” Thus Matt Mullenweg returns to the core of WordPress.
Editor’s Pick The visual delights of Siggraph’s Emerging Technologies exhibit may someday reach gamers.
Editor’s Pick The most influential Instagram artists are eking out partnerships with brands, and making thousands of dollars in a day.
Editor’s Pick Amazon just concluded yet another rousing earnings call where it didn’t actually share much information about the business. And yet, the company’s stock price is near $300 per share.
Editor’s Pick Last year Twitter sales exec Amanda Levy quit her job, lived in a hut in Africa with no power and no water, cycled with her father on the Oregon Coast, became certified as a yoga instructor, and travelled the world.
Editor’s Pick Much like Android helped pave the way for Google’s future in mobile, Chromecast could do the same with media. Here’s why.
Editor’s Pick “We hope our startups go as viral as Sharknado did,” said 500 Startups founder McClure. “Building a startup is as insane as chainsawing your way out of a great white shark’s stomach every now and then.”
Editor’s Pick In the still-nascent digital health space, Apple could serve as a regulator of sorts — a platform, perhaps or a hub — just as it has done with smartphone apps, music, podcasts, and even online courses.
Editor’s Pick Not much has gone right for Apple on Wall Street since AAPL passed $700 in September 2012. Now another quarterly earnings report has come and gone with so-so financial results and lackluster earnings, putting more downward pressure on the stock.
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Editor’s Pick EA had a good E3, and Frank Gibeau is one reason why that happened. Here’s our interview with EA’s studio boss.
Editor’s Pick While most Silicon Valley companies are getting rich by selling your data, some companies are making it big by helping you protect it
Editor’s Pick While reverse engineering is protected as fair use, Snapchat is using DMCA Section 1201 to tell one programmer his app based on a reverse engineering of Snapchat needs to be shut down.
Editor’s Pick Apple released the information just a few moments ago in an email to registered developers, saying that sensitive emails, names, and physical addresses could have been compromised, and that it took the website down on Thursday to prevent any further damage.
Editor’s Pick Al Alcorn talks about making games and gadgets in Silicon Valley.
Editor’s Pick Dell’s largest shareholders are still not convinced they should accept the buyout offer. But the stalled privatization plan is the least of Dell’s troubles.
Editor’s Pick Detroit just filed the largest city bankruptcy in the history of the United States. And that’s a great thing, according to the growing and vital cadre of startups that helping to repopulate its downtown core.
Editor’s Pick Early upgrade programs from AT&T and Verizon are a bad deal for anyone but the most ardent early upgrader.
Editor’s Pick If you’ve ever forgotten to pick up your credit card from a bar after a night out, you know how frustrating it can be. New York City’s Dash wants to make sure that never happens again.
Editor’s Pick The spotlight on indie developers has never been brighter thanks to innovative games and interesting creators. We talked to five devs from the San Francisco Bay Area to find out why they decided to take the plunge.
Editor’s Pick Who needs touchscreens when you have eye-tracking?
Editor’s Pick We speak with former UFO investigator British Government Nick Pope about the upcoming XCOM game.
Editor’s Pick “The Samsung Galaxy S4 can already collect basically all the information that our current weather stations monitor,” Nicholas, told me. “And in the next 24 months … everyone will have a very very functional weather station in their pocket.”
Guest Post See how life under the big top prepared this former circus performer to run her own game studio.
Editor’s Pick Marissa Mayer deserves a lot of credit for boosting Yahoo’s stock and generally making Yahoo more relevant than it’s been in years.
Editor’s Pick It’s entirely possible that the National Security Agency has already put backdoors into your PC, enabling them to bypass any encryption techniques you might be using.
Editor’s Pick Once Venice was the capital of global glass-making. Now, wearable computing pioneer and GlassUp CEO Francesco Giartosio is hoping that lightning will strike twice.
Google, however, is not, and has already asked the company to change the name.
Editor’s Pick “We want to completely crush today’s model of journalism,” co-founder and CEO Martin Roldan told me last night.
Editor’s Pick Practice Fusion is on the cusp of closing a $60 million fourth round of funding, say multiple sources close to the company.
Editor’s Pick “That last mile is a real bitch,” Rintoul added. “Only Amazon has really nailed it.”
Editor’s Pick Yes, the Lumia 1020 has a great camera — but does it have anything else?
Editor’s Pick New incubator will train 24 startups a year.
Editor’s Pick Data collected by Flurry from over a billion mobile devices shows that app usage is growing explosively, and there’s plenty more room to grow even further.
Editor’s Pick If you want to understand the sort of magic that Google Glass could one day create, take a look at what Daqri is doing right now.
Guest Post The smartphone arms race favors huge companies. Now just four U.S. carriers control 93 percent of the market — and consolidation is even going international.
Editor’s Pick Kansas City-based search startup Leap2 offers up an engaging visual take on search. Will it be able to carve out its own place in search?