Editor’s Pick Every startup wants to absolutely “crush it” Gary Vaynerchuk-style right out of the gate. Sometimes, that’s a really, really bad idea.
Editor’s Pick Canadian ed-tech company Desire2Learn is positioning itself as a pioneer in the accessibility sector. The dedicated R&D team is building learning tools for the blind and deaf.
Editor’s Pick The U.K. has taken bold steps this month to improve health care transparency. Why is the U.S. still trailing behind?
Editor’s Pick Bing Gordon, the consiglieri to Mark Pincus, gets credit for luring Don Mattrick to the top job at Zynga.
Editor’s Pick Despite so much of our technology being manufactured in other parts of the world, many gadgets and appliances are still made in the United States. Here are a few of our favorites.
Editor’s Pick “It can essentially take over the normal functioning of the phone and control any function,” Bluebox CTO Jeff Forristal posted.
Editor’s Pick South African entrepreneur David Emanuel has designed a mobile alarm and alerts system for the elderly and patients with high-risk medical conditions.
Editor’s Pick Creating and curating context is a key part of the mobile experience. Businesses need to know who their consumers are to achieve that elusive goal of reaching the right person with the right offer at the right time.
Editor’s Pick New York-based private equity firm Baker Capital is selling off online wine retailer Wine.com, say several sources familiar with the matter.
Editor’s Pick The postapocalyptic action-survival game has been a hit with reviewers and consumers. But what does an analyst and a professor of game design think of it?
Guest Post The venture capital industry is getting “right sized,” but that’s ultimately a good thing. Here are the trends that still matter in a smaller but more effective VC industry.
Editor’s Pick PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny shares an insider’s view of what went wrong on the PS3.
Editor’s Pick L is teaming up with Uber to deliver free condoms during SF Pride weekend. L is challenging male-focused condom brands in the U.S., and for every condom sold distributes one the developing world.
Editor’s Pick The Last of Us game designer Anthon Newman discusses how the moment-to-moment action of smashing skulls elicits panic, anxiety, and chaos — all together underscoring the struggles of the game’s characters.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft’s Windows Azure is not the cool kid at the cloud party. But an Azure general manager told us it’s time for startups to stop making excuses and seriously look at Azure.
Guest Post Cheryl Morris is the director of marketing for Nanigans. In less than a year, Facebook became the market leader in mobile display ads – outpacing giants like Google and Apple to control approximately a quarter of all mobile display revenues. What represented zero percent of Facebook’s ad revenues a year ago is on track to be a billion-dollar market this year in the United States alone.
Editor’s Pick One of the most pleasant surprises today at Microsoft Build was the news that Windows 8.1 will natively support 3D printing. Here’s why it helps the big M and small companies.
Editor’s Pick Getting to the top of the app store charts is critical for maximizing monetization. But how do top publishers like Kabam, Zynga, and Supercell get there … and stay there?
Editor’s Pick One thing Myspace doesn’t have that it really, really should? A licensing deal to play music from a slew of major indie labels.
Editor’s Pick How Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and a small team of entrepreneurs are attempting to fix health care and education in one of the most undeserved parts of the country.
Editor’s Pick How young is too young to teach children computer programming? We invited the experts to duke it out …
Editor’s Pick Twitch is working with developers to gather game data to make its video search and discovery smarter.
Editor’s Pick Crowdfunding is making the startup scene more accessible for entrepreneurs and investors alike, but it is not the right approach for every company and comes with its own set of challenges.
Editor’s Pick Tony Hsieh’s great urban experiment is transforming the downtown Vegas economy. Is it a model that can be replicated elsewhere?
Editor’s Pick Food replacement powder Soylent allegedly contains all the nutrients humans need to survive. Founder Rob Rhinehart said it can improve health, economic disparity, and the environment.
Editor’s Pick Many companies held back original properties for the next generation of consoles — and are now showing them off.
Editor’s Pick Zynga’s IPO disappointed in 2011, and now Candy Crush Saga developer King is hoping not to repeat history.
Editor’s Pick Welcome to the new breed of incubators: startup accelerators that give startups everything they need in one central location. It’s literally a startup ecosystem in a box.
Editor’s Pick MakerBot’s deal with Stratasys not only makes sense for both companies, it also sets the stage for the near future of 3D printing.
Editor’s Pick Paranoia over PRISM surveillance is creating a public relations nightmare for companies like Google and Facebook.
Editor’s Pick Google’s enhanced ad campaigns are certainly enhancing one thing: Google revenue. After seven straight quarters of decreasing prices for clicks, Google ad prices rose 6 percent over the last three months — and are expected to jump another 5-10 percent in the next quarter.
Editor’s Pick “Thank you for working to protect America,” Rep. Rogers said. “You’re doing a very difficult job — thank you on behalf of America.”
Editor’s Pick The mayor San Francisco says 1,826 tech companies are in San Francisco, and he hopes more of them move to Twitter’s neighborhood.
Editor’s Pick “Sure, you get 70 percent of your clicks in the first two days,” Pinquora CEO Shara Verma told me last week. “But there’s a huge long tail. Clicks kept coming all the way for 30 days, and even beyond.”
Editor’s Pick Our E3 2013 Game of the Show may not be that surprising, but our overall top three is. They’re all from the same genre.
Editor’s Pick Our phones are faster and smarter. Our laptops are thinner. But, for most of us, our headphones still have wires.
Editor’s Pick The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines showed me a side of gaming I had never seen before.
Editor’s Pick If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.
Editor’s Pick Mobile design has never been more important than it is now, and the top enterprise app makers have taken notice.
Editor’s Pick Sony and Microsoft are hogging all the headlines at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Where does the Wii U fit into all of this? The GamesBeat staff discusses.