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  • DDoS attacks in 2014: Smarter, bigger, faster, stronger   

    20 April 2014, 11:25 am by: Gur Shatz, Incapsula

    Guest Post: Distributed denial of service attacks are evolving at a rapid pace with no appearance of slowing down.
  • Everything you need to know about wearables in 2014 (eBook)

    20 April 2014, 7:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: Every week, a new smartwatch receives funding on Kickstarter, a new connected fitness band emerges from a Fortune 100 tech manufacturer, and an Ivy League dropout in a garage in Southern California takes aim at Google Glass.
  • Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

    19 April 2014, 7:35 pm by: Sean Jacobsohn, Emergence Capital

    Guest Post: While it may seem that one percent represents depressing odds for a founder to secure VC funding, in reality, the process tends to help entrepreneurs refine their strategy.
  • Which state has the best electric-car savings? (Hint: It’s not California)

    19 April 2014, 5:15 pm by: Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports

    Varying incentives and other factors mean the savings can vary significantly by state. So which state's drivers get the quickest return on their electric-car investment?
  • Chinese giant JD.com launches a smart-hardware accelerator

    19 April 2014, 3:03 pm by: Tracey Xiang, TechNode

    Smart hardware developers will also be able to implement JD’s user account system.This means that end users will be able to control all their smart gadgets from one app.
  • Two theses for building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your community

    19 April 2014, 1:45 pm by: Brad Feld

    Guest Post: Some interesting validations for a theory about how to build a community ripe with entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Chinese Twitter clone Weibo makes $285.6M in its U.S. IPO, shares up 19%

    19 April 2014, 12:30 pm by: Emma Lee, TechNode

    According to the prospectus, $250 million of the funds raised in the IPO will be used to pay back the loans from Sina, while rest of the capital will be injected in technology and R&D.
  • A marketer’s guide to more effective personalization

    19 April 2014, 11:40 am by: Aseem Chandra, Adobe

    Guest Post: As digital marketers, we have no excuse not to woo an online visitor from their very first click, swipe, or other digital interaction with our brand.
  • More than 20,000 major sites remain vulnerable to Heartbleed

    19 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Jordan Novet

    Popular websites and onsite data center software are still awaiting patches from the Heartbleed security vulnerability that came to light earlier this month.
  • 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.
  • Nike reportedly fired dozens of its wearables experts (Update)

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

    If reports are true, it looks like Nike just laid off 70 to 80 percent of its FuelBand team.
  • 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.

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