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  • LinkedIn’s mobile profile revamp is a milestone. Now it’s really serious about mobile

    30 July 2014, 11:00 pm by: Larry Zhou

    NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. With…
  • Medialets’ tools mean mobile advertisers can track campaigns in real time

    30 July 2014, 8:39 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Medialets is giving advertisers realtime actionable intel whether mobile campaigns are working -or failing.
  • Here’s how one e-commerce company increased purchase conversions by 20%

    30 July 2014, 7:01 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    Businesses know more about their customers than ever before. But in order to build a 360-degree view of these customers and transcend data “silos,” marketers need to build a holistic approach that’s focused on the customer, not the data — or the…
  • Hitlist update positions it to challenge heavyweight travel apps like Kayak and HotelTonight

    30 July 2014, 5:36 pm by: Jordan Novet

    For the moment, Hitlist is in a good position to take off in a big way.
  • Groupon founder Andrew Mason is working on coolest walking-tour app of all time

    30 July 2014, 4:11 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    There are plenty of walking tour apps in the app stores. But this one has local flavor that's unbelievably delicious.
  • Viber now has 400M users, & many are using the service to survive in the war-torn Middle East

    30 July 2014, 3:35 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    "We provide a service that allows people everywhere to communicate. Yes, some people might use technology to do bad things. But we believe the world is a better place when people can communicate."
  • Drumroll: Announcing the 2014 GrowthBeat Innovation Showdown finalists

    30 July 2014, 3:33 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    We received over 100 quality startup applicants to the GrowthBeat Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of VentureBeat’s first annual event on the data, apps and science of successful marketing (next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5th and 6th, in San…
  • Polyvore launches a new, simpler version of its iPhone app

    30 July 2014, 3:24 pm by: Alexia LaFata

    NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last.…
  • FreedomPop brings free voice and data plans to tablets

    30 July 2014, 3:02 pm by: Simon Cohen

    FreedomPop’s new voice and data plans means it won’t be long before you hear someone say “Call me on my tablet.”
  • For Samsung, the future shape of smartwatches is round

    30 July 2014, 1:18 pm by: Simon Cohen

    Watch out Motorola, looks like the Moto 360 won't be the only round-faced smartwatch on the market for long.
  • Gone app helps you sell your belongings without a yard sale

    30 July 2014, 12:15 pm by: Krystle Vermes

    NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last.…
  • Alibaba may be in funding talks with SnapChat

    30 July 2014, 11:45 am by: Ruth Reader

    SnapChat previously turned down an offer from Facebook for $3 billion last November.
  • Square to launch new card reader that works with EMV chips

    30 July 2014, 11:13 am by: Tom Cheredar

    NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last.…
  • Mobile internet revenue to hit $700B in 4 years, growing more than 300% (report)

    30 July 2014, 11:03 am by: John Koetsier, VB Insight

    NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last.…
  • Microsoft brings Windows Phone’s Cortana virtual assistant to China, UK, & other markets

    30 July 2014, 9:23 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last.…
  • Chartboost partners with China’s Chukong Technologies to take game monetization global

    30 July 2014, 3:01 am by: Dean Takahashi

    U.S. developer monetization firm reaches into China's fast-growing market.
  • These ex-Googlers are helping hotels Facebook-stalk you, all the better to give you goodies

    29 July 2014, 11:30 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. The…
  • As of Tuesday, Twitter is a mobile first player. No, really!

    29 July 2014, 10:50 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Hey. Really. Twitter is a mobile first player, and they have the numbers to prove it.
  • Twitter’s mobile acquisition strategy pays off

    29 July 2014, 8:28 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Twitter has bought a total of 13 companies since 2013 in order to bolster their mobile ad offerings. The strategy may be paying off.
  • Twitter’s future could depend on pushing video tweets to other sites

    29 July 2014, 7:05 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Editor's Pick: "Viewing audience" might become an important thing to watch in Twitter's performance numbers.
  • VB Webinar: Dell, Expedia, U.S. Air Force, & Forrester explore mobile app security

    29 July 2014, 5:49 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    Join us for an upcoming webinar on August 7 at 10 am Pacific where we’ll be diving deep on mobile app security with top execs from Dell, Expedia, the US Air Force, and Forrester. In the next three years, 75 percent of mobile security breaches will be the…
  • Everything you missed from BlackBerry’s Security Summit: A lost company finds a path

    29 July 2014, 4:14 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    If Microsoft’s recurring mantra during the Ballmer era was “Developers, developers, developers!”, BlackBerry’s current philosophy seems to be “Security, security, security!”
  • Tapstream: New SMS-based mobile user acquisition tool has ‘order of magnitude’ higher returns

    29 July 2014, 3:03 pm by: John Koetsier, VB Insight

    NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last.…
  • Selfie-lovers, Microsoft is making a Windows Phone just for you

    29 July 2014, 2:43 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Despite revealing that its Nokia purchase cut into its bottom line this past quarter, it looks like Microsoft will be releasing two more Windows phones in the near future. The two phones in question will be one so-called “selfie” phone and…
  • ‘Uber for business’ launches today, could cut down on receipt collecting for road warriors

    29 July 2014, 2:31 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The new service sends car service expense information back to the company, no receipt required.
  • Think Gaming introduces mobile-advertising co-op exchange to help developers find the big spenders

    29 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    Think Gaming claims the exchange will help smaller developers band together to get knowledge that only the biggest-spending publishers currently get to see.
  • How the Yahoo acquisition saved Flurry from an uncertain fate (exclusive)

    29 July 2014, 10:30 am by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    With Flurry's cash running low, Yahoo's purchase came at just the right time for the San Francisco-based analytic stalwart.
  • BlackBerry acquires mobile security firm Secusmart

    29 July 2014, 9:01 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    BlackBerry is ramping up its security offerings with a new acquisition today.
  • London to pioneer 5G technology, the city’s mayor promises

    29 July 2014, 12:30 am by: Dylan Baker, Tech City News

    5G is still only in its early stages, but Mayor Boris Johnson has promised that London will have the world’s first major 5G network.
  • Kontakt.io raises $2M to boost ‘beacon’ devices and platform

    28 July 2014, 10:15 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The Polish company will use the cash to spread its take on Beacon tech around the world.

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