GUEST: Editor’s note: Brad Feld’s firm, Foundry Group, is an investor in FullContact. I live in Gmail.
Sony is planning to release Seth Rogen’s controversial comedy, “The Interview” for free on its own streaming service Crackle, The New York Post’s Dana Sauchelli reports, citing unnamed sources.
GUEST: In the tech industry, we celebrate raising money as a victory second only to that of a successful exit.
GUEST: Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry.
Whatever happened to Heathkit, the do-it-yourself electronics kits that used to be so popular at the dawn of the computer age?
Marketing startup Quikkly has raised $1m from Initial Capital and a group of angel investors. The London-based startup hopes to “make the real world clickable” through what it calls an action tag, a spin on traditional QR codes.
GUEST: It’s been a fast-paced year for 3D printing, with more capital, more companies, and more big ideas than ever.
GUEST: Any way you cut it, 2014 has been a remarkable year for the innovation economy. The pace of disruption and growth today is faster than any time I’ve seen in Silicon Valley Bank’s 30-year history.
As a founder of the Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, Paul Graham has seen his share of startups.
GUEST: Startups have a multitude of marketing channels available to them: websites, landing pages, email messages, social media, and more.
It’s been a huge year for a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. Google, Twitter, and Yahoo have all acquired startups that deal in deep learning, which entails training systems called artificial neural networks on lots of information derived from audio, images, or other inputs, and then presenting the systems with new information and receiving inferences about it in response.
Facebook is giving a gift back to its users — a review of important pictures they posted this year. Instead of weaving together a video of pictures users put up on Facebook the way the social networking company did last year, for this holiday season, Facebook is automatically assembling a presentation of images and text that you can scroll through at your own pace.
GUEST: The impact of data science continues to reverberate through industry, government, and nonprofits.
In yet another expansion into new markets, Alibaba launched Alitrip, or Qu’a (去啊) in Chinese, in late October.
Gregory Hansell wants to make the world a better place, and he wants to do it with video games. Hansell is the chief product officer at A Better World, a family-run company that’s looking to raise $200,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a virtual-world tablet game it reckons can make a real difference.
We’ve seen the future of architecture and design, and it’s at the intersection of biology, computing, and engineering.
GUEST: The holiday season is upon us, bringing purchases and gifts of shiny, new mobile devices to new users.
Every week, the news team at VentureBeat brings you a blitz of news day after day, but even for our most dedicated readers it can be a challenge to catch every single story.
GUEST: Regardless of those truths, streaming will save the music industry and artists will soon make more money than ever before.
Google says Android mobile app developers can now develop backend services at the same time that they work on the client-side app.