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  • Amazon wants to ship you small-sized items … in bulk

    23 April 2014, 11:00 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    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 became many people’s…
  • Moving your apps to the cloud gets easier as Amazon adds Docker support

    23 April 2014, 9:15 pm by: Jordan Novet

    The biggest public cloud provider is finally waking up to one of the hottest enabling technologies around for shipping applications to the cloud. Today public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services announced support for open-source technology called Docker on…
  • Declara’s social enterprise network is making teams smarter — and now it’s $16M richer

    23 April 2014, 8:30 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    “Learning needs to be a constant discovery where formal learning taught in schools can be combined with informal learning, which is accomplished through everyday social collaboration,” said Ramona Pierson, Declara's founder and chief executive.
  • Funding Daily: A deluge of deals

    23 April 2014, 7:53 pm by: J. O'Dell

    Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Here are the day’s funding stories: Pure Storage puts away $225M The flash-storage mob has returned. …
  • Confirmed: Facebook is building an ad network

    23 April 2014, 6:05 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg today confirmed reports that the social-networking company is building a mobile ad network for developers. During Facebook’s Q1 2014 earnings call, Sandberg stated: “We are in very early testing for a…
  • Apple blames low Q2 iPad sales on inventory changes

    23 April 2014, 5:36 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    The iPad’s sales are still declining, but Apple’s tablet may not be in as much trouble as some may think. In its earnings report today, Apple revealed that it sold 16.35 million iPads during the second quarter. Analysts, meanwhile, expected …
  • Growth for 2nd Watch proves big companies are embracing public cloud tech (exclusive)

    23 April 2014, 5:35 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Amazon Web Services leads the way in the public cloud market, and because 2nd Watch helps enterprises get on Amazon's cloud, it's been growing lately.
  • Apple has ‘nearly’ 800 million iTunes accounts

    23 April 2014, 5:33 pm by: Eric Blattberg

    Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks the number of people using iTunes is "staggering."
  • Facebook’s app install ads have driven 350M app downloads to date

    23 April 2014, 5:16 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Following strong first quarter earnings for 2014, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the company’s mobile app install ads have led to 350 million total app installs since the feature was first introduced in June 2012. The ads encourage…
  • Apps featured by Apple or Google get 6 times the downloads and 9 times the revenue — or nothing

    23 April 2014, 5:15 pm by: John Koetsier

    Everyone who has published an app in the iOS App Store wants Apple to feature them, because that will boost download numbers to insane levels, right? Nope. A new report from app analytics provider Distimo indicates that while getting the …
  • Apple beats everyone’s expectations in Q2, attributes growth to high iPhone sales of 43.7M

    23 April 2014, 4:55 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    No one expected many surprises from today’s Apple’s earnings — and Apple surely wasn’t giving us any hints ahead of time. But the iPhone maker still managed to deliver a shock. Apple’s Q2 Apple buys back $14B worth of stock …
  • Facebook now has 1.01B mobile monthly active users, up by 65M in under 4 months

    23 April 2014, 4:44 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Alongside its impressive first quarter earnings for 2014, Facebook saw solid mobile user growth: the company hit 1.01 billion mobile monthly active users this quarter — up from 945 million at the end of December last year. That 65 million-user …
  • Facebook soars past Q1 estimates on revenue of $2.50B and 1.28B monthly active users

    23 April 2014, 4:05 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Facebook’s ad revenue hit $2.27 billion this quarter, and investors are very happy. Facebook today reported its first quarter earnings for 2014, with earnings per share (EPS) of $0.34 on revenue of $2.50 billion. Analysts had expected EPS of $0.24 …
  • Big Zynga shakeup leaves founder Mark Pincus out of day-to-day operations

    23 April 2014, 4:05 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Former Microsoft Xbox Live veteran Alex Garden will run Zynga's game studios.
  • Zynga beats expectations as its mobile business starts to pick up social’s slack

    23 April 2014, 4:05 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    Zynga is well positioned for a potential resurgence in 2014 if FarmVille 2 can deliver on iOS and Android.
  • NASA, on the trail of climate change, watches African rainforest turn brown

    23 April 2014, 3:34 pm by: Barry Levine

    Yes, it's climate change. Yes, we're causing it. And yes, it's ruining our planet, as this video shows.
  • The ‘white knight of Internet rights’ once tried to arrest a Google employee over YouTube videos

    23 April 2014, 3:28 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    Brazil has passed aggressive legislation restricting coverage of candidates around elections and the censorship of material deemed politically offensive.
  • HackSurfer raises $3.5M so it can protect your cloud better

    23 April 2014, 3:13 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Hacksurfer has serious NSA and intelligence roots and secured $3.5 million to help protect your data.
  • Etsy buys tech marketplace Grand St. as IPO whispers grow

    23 April 2014, 2:38 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Etsy is acquiring creative gadget shop Grand St. for an undisclosed sum, the firm announced today. Grand St., which raised $1.3 million in April 2013, has spent the past two years evolving from a standard ecommerce shop into a product …
  • Silicon Valley heavyweights are helping underprivileged teens make iOS games

    23 April 2014, 2:28 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    "I am very excited to sponsor a woman of color for this year’s program. The tech industry needs makers from all backgrounds and experiences!" said Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian.
  • Ad-free ‘Bing in Classroom’ wants to drive kids’ curiosity through searching

    23 April 2014, 2:22 pm by: Barry Levine

    The idea is to use the often jaw-dropping images to spark questions that require critical thinking and cannot be answered by a simple search.
  • The beauty handicap: Here’s how one woman climbed the mobile app ladder

    23 April 2014, 1:42 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    “You never try to charm with your looks. You use your brain. And this,” she said, “is what will help get you through tech.”
  • The next wave of antivirus software will cover all your devices — even at work

    23 April 2014, 1:11 pm by: Jordan Novet

    We need security on the devices that lots of employees use -- smartphones, tablets, desktops -- rather than the networking devices that a few data center administrators might have access to.
  • IBM reveals the details on its powerful new Power servers

    23 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Jordan Novet

    IBM made a splash today with servers aimed at big data and cloud deployments. It's unclear who would want to buy them after IBM exited the low-end server market earlier this year.
  • Siri, turn on Modern Family: Apple TV may get voice support

    23 April 2014, 12:41 pm by: Eric Blattberg

    Apple may bring Siri to the next generation Apple TV. A snippet of code inside iOS 7.1′s software development kit suggests that Apple’s voice control agent may make the jump to Apple TV, reports 9to5Mac. First uncovered by iOS developer …

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