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  • Roost to raise post-Y Combinator funding round, expand push notifications to Chrome & Firefox

    19 August 2014, 3:29 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The company's browser-based notifications are now being used on 2000 websites.
  • Dropbox puts out Mailbox for Mac in public beta

    19 August 2014, 1:57 pm by: Brenda Barron

    Mailbox for Mac just hit public beta, debuting features like swipe to snooze and draft support.
  • This is how PayPal will take over your phone

    19 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    PayPal and Braintree are finally bringing the magic of Venmo Touch to PayPal transactions.
  • Check out three more exciting speakers coming to GamesBeat 2014

    19 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Dan Connors of Telltale Games, Mike Frazzini of Amazon, and Chris Petrovic of Kabam will speak at GamesBeat 2014, taking place Sept. 15 and Sept. 16.
  • PlayFab raises $2.5M to offload boring but necessary tasks for game developers

    19 August 2014, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    PlayFab handles backend infrastructure for digital games so designers can focus on fun.
  • FunPlus Group sells its game subsidiary to Chinese holding company for $960M

    19 August 2014, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    FunPlus will use its huge war chest to create "disruptive game experiences."
  • 6 templates to help you identify and activate today’s key consumer segments

    19 August 2014, 7:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: Leading brands are developing strategies to understand and segment their audiences based on a number of influential, actionable and behavioral attributes
  • Rabbit makes it brain-dead easy to use video chat on a web browser

    19 August 2014, 3:01 am by: Dean Takahashi

    By sharing a web link, you can watch movies together with your friends in a chat room.
  • Softbank and Sharp team up to tackle cheap cell phone market

    18 August 2014, 11:13 am by: Ruth Reader

    The two companies hope together they can take a larger bite out of the booming market for low-cost mobile phones.
  • Rock Health backs eight new startups, signs three new corporate partners

    18 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Mark Sullivan

    Digital health accelerator and venture investor Rock Health is busier than ever as more startups and large industry players turn to it for funding, advice, and partnership. San Francisco-based Rock Health announced today that it has added eight new startups to…
  • Yes, Google Maps is tracking you. Here’s how to stop it

    17 August 2014, 3:12 pm by: Dylan Tweney

    Want to see what kind of data Google has on you? Check out Google's own location history map -- and then follow these steps to turn off its trackers.
  • You can now use your Pebble watch to tell people you’re running late

    16 August 2014, 10:14 am by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Glympse, the service that lets you share your location with your friends through its mobile apps, has now arrived on the Pebble smartwatch. As of today, you can download Glympse’s Pebble-integrated app on iOS or Android and share your location and estimated…
  • Why breaking up is hard to do … for social apps like Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn

    16 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Ross Rubin

    Volume Up is a regular column on consumer technology and digital ecosystems by Reticle Research principal analyst Ross Rubin. With sophisticated mobile operating systems came the promise of “desktop-quality” apps. But recently, there’s been evidence…
  • BlackBerry Passport gets physical keyboard that’s a touchpad, too

    15 August 2014, 1:14 pm by: Brenda Barron

    New BlackBerry Passport will have both a touchpad and a keyboard to possibly widen consumer appeal.
  • Here are our big speakers for GamesBeat 2014: Peter Molyneux, Zynga’s Clive Downie, and Unity’s…

    15 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    This is a first in a series of heavy-hitter speakers that we'll announced for our GamesBeat 2014 conference on Sept. 15-Sept. 16.
  • The DeanBeat: The best video games are becoming part of something larger

    15 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    The biggest game companies are thinking bigger when it comes to transmedia entertainment.
  • Intel unveils ’50 Cent’ branded smart headphones that will measure your heart rate

    14 August 2014, 7:30 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    New fitness wearables from Intel and SMS Audio are the first of a new generation of smart devices.
  • Samsung buys SmartThings in a quest to manage all of your connected devices

    14 August 2014, 6:36 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Today's deal could have big implications in the growing Internet of things world.
  • Vibrado is raising $1.5M for sensor-embedded sports arm sleeves

    14 August 2014, 4:09 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Right now, the Sunnyvale, California company has designed a sleeve that goes around your arm to help you shoot a basketball correctly.
  • Check it out: Humin is a smarter version of your iPhone’s default phone app

    14 August 2014, 2:08 pm by: Brenda Barron

    Humin, an iOS app that intuitively organizes your contacts, launched today and stands to make the Phone app obsolete.
  • Spring, a new mobile marketplace from David Tisch, connects you directly with fashion brands

    14 August 2014, 9:02 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    It may be simple for brands to create their own web storefronts today, but doing the same for mobile is a far more difficult task. With that challenge in mind, David Tisch, an angel investor at Box Group and former TechStars NY managing director, set out to…
  • Tactile Entertainment wants to join Supercell, Rovio, and King as a Nordic mobile-gaming wonder…

    14 August 2014, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    The Danish mobile game maker wants to dethrone the leaders of Nordic region.
  • Mobile advertisers are getting results by acquiring and re-engaging their mobile customers.

    13 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    Sponsored Post: According to AppLovin’s Co-founder and CEO Adam Foroughi, getting an app install is easy. Getting an app install for a customer who actually engages and uses your product is another thing entirely.
  • The unique, oddly sexualized culture of China’s game industry in pictures (photo gallery)

    13 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    ChinaJoy is a trade show like no other, drawing 250,000 people to Shanghai.
  • Tech seers gaze into the mobile(y) future

    13 August 2014, 11:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: Earlier this year, Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker declared smartphones and tablets “so 2013.” The future of computing, she proclaimed, is all about “wearables, drivables, flyables and scannables.”
  • Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha is an iPhone look-alike with a metal frame

    13 August 2014, 9:43 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    There’s something strangely familiar about Samsung’s new premium smartphone. The Galaxy Alpha, announced today in Russia, is the company’s first attempt at using metal in its smartphones. And it also looks unmistakably like an iPhone — right down to…
  • The current state of cross-channel commerce (Infographic)

    13 August 2014, 7:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: The traditional, straightforward shopping experience as we know it is quickly becoming extinct. To give you a clear picture of the current state of cross-channel commerce, we’ve compiled a list of key statistics.
  • The mastermind behind Kim Kardashian’s insanely popular app explains how the hit game was created

    13 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Steven Tweedie, Business Insider

    There’s no doubt that “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” is this summer’s surprise hit app, giving fans and players alike the opportunity to live out their very own Hollywood rise-to-fame story. In the game, players flirt, work, and party their way to…
  • In the world of intelligent software agents, the real HAL may be Viv

    12 August 2014, 6:19 pm by: Barry Levine

    Siri. Cortana. Watson. Like Google Now, they all want to be 2001's HAL-9000 when they grow up. But HAL might actually be Viv, if a stealth startup succeeds.
  • Uber vs. Lyft: the drama, the intrigue, the canceled rides

    12 August 2014, 5:16 pm by: Harrison Weber

    This fight is sure to break down to schoolyard name-calling soon, when Uber threatens that its dad can beat up Lyft's dad.

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