Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Will Apple’s subscription plan spark a developer exodus? — For developers, it seems like it’s Apple’s way or the highway. And the highway is getting more appealing every day.
Apple iPad 2 said to be unveiled at March 2 event — Apple will finally debut the iPad 2 at a San Francisco event on March 2.
HP’s new business laptops offer up to 32 hours of battery — Hewlett-Packard announced a new family of laptops for business users with new industrial designs and one very interesting feature: a battery life of up to 32 hours.
GamesBeat Next 2023
Join the GamesBeat community in San Francisco this October 24-25. You’ll hear from the brightest minds within the gaming industry on latest developments and their take on the future of gaming.
Amazon takes on Netflix with Prime instant videos — This is Amazon’s first move to counter Netflix’s streaming video dominance.
And here are five more stories we think are important, thought-provoking, fun, or all of the above:
Room 77 helps you avoid bad hotel rooms — There’s no shortage of ways to book hotel rooms online, but most services have little information about one of the most important factors — the quality of the room itself.
Grameen IT CEO on how technology transformed Bangladesh — Kazi Islam describes his job as “implementing the future”.
Apple looks towards music files that surpass CD quality — Apple, the company responsible for the widespread popularity of heavily compressed music, is looking into offering high-fidelity music files that will surpass the quality of CDs.
Google’s investment in Transphorm could be good news for electric cars — Google is backing a startup called Transphorm, whose power-conversion efficiency technology could some day help create more efficient electric cars.
Killzone 3 with Move controller: a novel but not brilliant gaming experience — Sony’s newly launched Killzone 3 video game for the PlayStation 3 promised to be a big step up in first-person shooting sci-fi combat, but it has serious shortcomings.
GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.