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  • Microsoft drops $1.1B to grow its data center footprint in Iowa

    18 April 2014, 9:02 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Microsoft is adding a data center campus in Iowa.
  • Goodbye, FuelBand: Nike reportedly fired dozens of its wearables experts

    18 April 2014, 8:23 pm by: Harrison Weber

    How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200! If reports are true, it …
  • Preact raises $4.6M, launches ‘customer success’ service

    18 April 2014, 7:40 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    The startup launched with a $750,000 seed round and has been in stealth mode -- until today.
  • Software is eating the world, and venture capital is feasting on older software

    18 April 2014, 7:21 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Marc Andreesen once said that “software is eating the world,” and this past quarter of venture capital investment sure seems to back that statement up. PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) just released their MoneyTree…
  • How negative comments can boost sales 40% — under the right conditions

    18 April 2014, 6:15 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    It turns out that negative comments aren’t all bad: a new study finds that criticism of a product can actually boost sales significantly if the commenter is polite. In a novel experimental study, a team of university researchers found that …
  • Funding Daily: The one about that $500M Airbnb investment

    18 April 2014, 5:56 pm by: Eric Blattberg

    We've got the details on the Airbnb funding and a few others in today's edition of Funding Daily.
  • Amazon who? Apple & Google’s names tower over online retail giant in emerging markets

    18 April 2014, 5:37 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200! Amazon has some serious catching …
  • RockYou rescues three doomed Playdom games from Disney and will keep them running

    18 April 2014, 4:09 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    RockYou finds a new business in operating older social games when they otherwise might die.
  • Game Marketing Summit: The essential conference for interactive game marketers

    18 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: gtermont

    Sponsored Post: The Game Marketing Summit (GMS) is the must-attend event for marketing professionals in the interactive game business. GMS offers numerous opportunities to expand your professional network, and learn from the best thinkers in our industry.
  • Highlights from VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit 2014: From ad tech to social giants

    18 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Harrison Weber

    This week, big names such as Twitter cofounder Biz Stone and Facebook marketing head Jane Schachtel took the stage in Eden-esque Sausalito, Calif, to discuss the future of mobile. Here are the highlights:
  • Ahead of its TWC merger, Comcast may sell 5M subscribers to Charter

    18 April 2014, 3:45 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable are in discussions with smaller cable provider Charter to sell up to $20 billion worth of assets, according to a Financial Times report. The move comes as Comcast awaits a decision about its tentative merger …
  • Snowden says he asked Putin about Russia’s surveillance to ‘lift a taboo’

    18 April 2014, 3:18 pm by: Barry Levine

    Is Edward Snowden a gullible pawn for Russia’s security state or a savvy anti-surveillance activist? The former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor penned his own answer today. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper today, Snowden said that he…
  • Facebook upgrades Paper with birthdays, events, photo comments, & more

    18 April 2014, 2:23 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Scroll. Swipe. Tap. Read. Facebook’s clever news app Paper turns 10 weeks old today. And the Menlo Park, Calif.-based social network giant has announced an upgrade to Paper, called version 1.1, designed (of course) to keep people coming back again …
  • Pandora might lose all music recorded before 1972 due to copyright infringement

    18 April 2014, 2:05 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Major music companies are suing online radio service Pandora for what they claim is a major case of copyright infringement. Typically, Pandora pays a licensing fee every time one of its listeners plays a copyrighted song. The third-party organization…
  • Airbnb reportedly takes $500M megaround, enough to buy a small studio in Manhattan

    18 April 2014, 1:50 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Home-sharing company Airbnb apparently just closed a funding round that could let it do many more interesting things.
  • GamesBeat weekly roundup: Microsoft moves 5 millions Xbox Ones, Sony sells more PlayStation 4s, and…

    18 April 2014, 1:47 pm by: Mike Minotti

    Check out our entire week’s worth of coverage on VentureBeat’s channel for video games, GamesBeat.
  • Why brand advertising is a huge opportunity in mobile — and how to seize it

    18 April 2014, 1:30 pm by: Jason Baptiste/Onswipe

    Guest Post: There is a ton of opportunity in brand advertising in mobile as the market is wide open. The problem is, it’s a tough nut to crack.
  • Control your lights by flipping a cube

    18 April 2014, 12:51 pm by: Barry Levine

    How are you going to control all those connected things in your house? A new German startup is crowdsourcing funds to make control as easy as turning over a small cube. Called m!Qbe and pronounced em-cube, the product from Blue …
  • An open source success: EFF ‘awed’ by response to project for easily contacting Congress

    18 April 2014, 12:51 pm by: Eric Blattberg

    "There’s no tool currently available that would do what we want to do using secure, free software. With a system like this in place, EFF’s efficacy in advocating for your rights can increase dramatically."
  • In the Internet revolution, we can’t afford to leave part of the country behind

    18 April 2014, 12:09 pm by: Eva Arevuo, Engine

    Guest Post: In areas of the U.S. underserved by broadband networks, adults and youth without Internet access at home or at school are in danger of never catching up.
  • Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

    18 April 2014, 11:35 am by: Vivek Wadhwa

    Guest Post: Data analytics will one day help to improve health care and crime detection, design better products, and improve traffic patterns and agricultural yields. It will also uncover a lot of skeletons.
  • The DeanBeat: Why gamers are lucky they got to play Titanfall

    18 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    A lawsuit, creative ennui, and a fracture among founders almost derailed one of the best games of 2014.
  • HTC taps Samsung’s former marketing head, who helped build the Galaxy brand

    18 April 2014, 10:34 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    What do you do when you’re being outmarketed by a giant rival? In HTC’s case, you hire the person who helped build your rival’s brand. HTC confirmed today that it has brought on former Samsung U.S. marketing head Paul Golden …
  • Soon you’ll be able to drive in and out of a paid parking garage without paying

    18 April 2014, 10:21 am by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    QuickPay has acquired license plate recognition technology company Nautical Technologies to make paying for a parking garage a seamless experience.
  • LinkedIn reaches 300M members, chases the next 3B

    18 April 2014, 10:10 am by: Eric Blattberg

    LinkedIn, the ubiquitous social network for professionals, has crossed the 300 million member mark, the company announced today. Around 100 million of those folks live in the U.S., with the other 200 million coming from the rest of the world. …

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