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  • Google sets up a research lab to build quantum-computing hardware

    2 September 2014, 6:26 pm by: Jordan Novet

    The always-innovative Google has come up with its own technology for storing data, running applications, and learning from huge data sets. Now Google is developing the best hardware for quantum computing. The news came today in a blog post in which the tech…
  • South Korea blocks all Facebook games as part of a government crackdown

    2 September 2014, 6:00 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    South Korea is enforcing a new game-rating system, and Facebook games won't work unless they go through the regulatory process to get an official approval from the government.
  • Who is putting up ‘interceptor’ cell towers? The mystery deepens

    2 September 2014, 5:58 pm by: Barry Levine

    Two experts told VentureBeat today that the towers don't appear to be projects of the NSA -- because that agency can just tap your phone through your carrier.
  • Where foreign STEM students study … and spend their money

    2 September 2014, 5:30 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    Many of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies, from Google to Paypal, were founded by immigrants. In the race to capture the top talent, each state has been slinging various incentives at ambitious and foreign-born students. The Brookings Institute is…
  • Apple says iCloud is safe and secure, but is it?

    2 September 2014, 4:54 pm by: Ruth Reader

    Today Apple issued a statement saying that after a 40-hour investigation they found celebrity accounts had been hacked — but a flaw in iCloud was not to blame. Rather, targeted attacks on user names, passwords, and security questions led to those accounts…
  • Massive Home Depot cyber breach happened months ago & company only found about it now

    2 September 2014, 4:03 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Home Depot was apparently hit with a massive security breach months ago and is just finding out about it now.
  • Uber uses data science to predict where its riders want to go

    2 September 2014, 3:26 pm by: Jordan Novet

    As Uber grows, it needs to be efficient and know its customers well. This latest data science project shows that work is alive and well at the company.
  • Turn your smartphone into a web game controller with this framework

    2 September 2014, 3:25 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Imagine sitting in front of your laptop or desktop computer, pulling out your smartphone, and boom — a few clicks and taps later, you’re playing a video game using your phone as a controller. A few weeks ago, a group that included college and even high…
  • Netflix now lets you privately share movie/TV recommendations with Facebook friends

    2 September 2014, 3:08 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Allowing my friends to see everything I’ve recently viewed on Netflix might prove embarrassing, (as sadly most people would just never appreciate the number of cartoons I watch). And until now, that was pretty much the only integration offered between…
  • Source: Ouya exploring options for both investment in or sale of company

    2 September 2014, 2:45 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Ouya could be a new chess piece in the battle for the living room.
  • Google renames its enterprise business to ‘Google for Work’

    2 September 2014, 1:31 pm by: Jordan Novet

    The new name reflects Google's hunger to get revenue coming from lots and lots of businesses around the globe. The tech giant isn't interested in associating itself with enterprise concepts like centralized IT buying.
  • For many brands, social media ‘conversations’ are only whispers

    2 September 2014, 1:30 pm by: Barry Levine

    Without much notice, evidence is accumulating to dispel the idea that brands' comments and other content can organically generate conversations by engaging customers or would-be customers.
  • GamesBeat 2014’s latest speakers include an F bomber, an ad man, and a gambler

    2 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Kixeye's Will Harbin, NativeX's Rob Weber, and Playstudios' Monty Kerr are our newest speakers.
  • Reddit launches an iOS app for its popular Ask Me Anything posts

    2 September 2014, 12:05 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Love Reddit's Ask Me Anything (AMA) posts, but don't want to deal with the tsunami of other content on Reddit? Starting today, you've finally got a solution.
  • VB Webinar: Tom Davenport’s Keys to Winning in the Analytics 3.0 World

    2 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    The data bottleneck developing with Analytics 2.0 – or big data – is about to create a stranglehold. Tom Davenport, professor of Information Technology & Management at Babson College, shares insights on Analytics 3.0 – a new approach sophisticated…
  • The best iPhone 6 leak yet: Here’s a hands-on video using assembled parts

    2 September 2014, 11:48 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    Short of actually showing off a real iPhone 6, this is our best look yet at what Apple may be cooking up for next week.
  • Windows 8.1 is now moving up on the outside …

    2 September 2014, 11:09 am by: Barry Levine

    In worldwide usage, Windows 8.1 has finally squeaked by its older relative, version 8, according to web analytics firm StatCounter.
  • OnLive brings cloud games to new Philips-branded Android TVs in Europe

    2 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    The deal will take cloud gaming to new smart TVs in Europe.
  • Sonos gets simpler: Now you can connect its wireless speakers directly to Wi-Fi

    2 September 2014, 10:17 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    Good news, music fans: There's now one less headache involved when setting up Sonos' wireless speakers in your home.
  • MIPS’ Warrior core opens up a new front in the 64-bit server processor war

    2 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    New processor designs could power everything from mobile devices to servers.
  • Uber is now banned throughout Germany

    2 September 2014, 9:52 am by: Ruth Reader

    Uber thought it was off the hook when the city of Berlin lifted a ban against the car service. Instead Germany was preparing to pull out the big guns.
  • We’re going to need more storage for the Internet of Things

    2 September 2014, 7:30 am by: Joe Arnold, SwiftStack

    As their storage needs continue to grow, IoT companies must consider what kind of investment to make — and why the current storage infrastructure won’t cut it.
  • Civic-minded social network MindMixer gets $17M to connect communities

    2 September 2014, 7:30 am by: Ruth Reader

    Kansas based startup MindMixer just grabbed $17 million to better connect companies and governments with community members, consumers, and clients.
  • 4 steps to building out your marketing stack

    2 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Dave Karel, Bizo

    Sponsored Post: Sitting on the sidelines won't cut it anymore. Marketers today must embrace technology and data – and that embrace should be a great, big, bear hug.
  • Mobile payments — not that big sapphire screen — will be the iPhone 6’s killer app

    2 September 2014, 12:20 am by: Dave Smith, Business Insider

    Compared to other services, Apple's mobile payments platform, made secure by its proven Touch ID fingerprint scanner, could be extremely convenient.

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