GUEST POST Above: MobileBeat 2014 Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeat After two jam-packed days of panel sessions at the recent MobileBeat conference, featuring brand executives in the retail, CPG and travel sectors, my head (and my notebook) are flowing with mobile marketing insights and lessons.
GUEST POST Above: The Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Image Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeat Experts are heralding the Internet of Things (IoT) computing phase as the next industrial revolution, estimating 50 billion connected devices and IoT solutions reaching $7.1 trillion by 2020.
Security firm Avast just acquired Czech-based mobile app company Inmite. The company has developed apps for mobile banking, mobile television, some applications for Google Glass, and a car buying app for škoda.
Above: If Image Credit: If You Can Company Trip Hawkins’ startup game company If You Can has beefed up its app for teaching kids social and emotional learning skills.
Above: Promotional image showcasing Oyster Books Image Credit: Oyster Books Oyster today launched its Netflix-for-books subscription service on the Web, striking back at Amazon less than a week after the debut of Kindle Unlimited.
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Above: LeoNovus provides computing horsepower for Picture Mosaics Image Credit: Picture Mosaics LeoNovus, a distributed cloud computing company, has announced that Picture Mosaics uses its technology to process photo and video mosaics in half the time compared to previous methods.
Image Credit: Shutterstock Movius, a messaging and call completion service provider, has raised $13 million in financing, it announced today.
Image Credit: Boston Public Library/Flick Not be outdone by the U.S. and its Washio, Chinese internet giant Tencent has invested $3.2 million into an on-demand laundry service with an app made by laundromat chain Rongchan, reports say.
Image Credit: Brian Solis The Altimeter Group has just released The 2014 State of Digital Transformation, its second report on the topic this year.
Image Credit: Fortune Live Media/Flick Industrial design guru Yves Béhar is selling 75 percent of his design firm, Fuseproject, to Chinese conglomerate BlueFocus Communications Group, reports say.
Above: Kang Xu, a scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Image Credit: U.S. Army RDECOM/Flickr Remember how painful it was to write your papers in college?
Image Credit: Meme Illustration by Tom Cheredar Reddit launched a new feature today targeted at users that want to keep others updated on a breaking news topics in real-time.
Above: The new Lytro section on 500px Image Credit: Lytro/500px Lytro‘s “living pictures” are now taking on more life.
Image Credit: Facebook Facebook says it’s a mobile-first company, and its earnings are boosting this claim.
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Image Credit: Sam Howzit/Flickr Yahoo is getting into the death business. Yahoo Japan is offering those who die with Yahoo accounts to send emails to family and friends once the inevitable happens with a service that begins when the user is still breathing.
The world’s richest technologist is out with a summer reading list; it’s a mix of policy, business, and fiction that is meant for the ambitious intellectual who wants to muse over world domination sipping Mai Tai’s under the shade.
Image Credit: J. O'Dell / VentureBeat In this episode, Dylan Tweney and Jordan Novet catch up with data science maven (and New York tech scene fixture) Hilary Mason about her new startup, Fast Forward Labs, and how it will help companies solve their data science problems.
Above: Gus Anagnos Image Credit: Synack “Bug Bounty” guru Gus Anagnos left a righteous salary and options at PayPal to throw his lot with a group of former National Security Agency spooks and their security startup Synack.