We are working with UK Trade & Investment to showcase the United Kingdom’s thriving start-up and investment scene through a series of posts and video interviews at SXSW. Check out all of the coverage here. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. John Boitnott is Senior Account Manager at Viralheat Whether you think [...]
Samsung’s interests in Washington these days are far greater than they ever have been before. The company’s nasty intellectual property battle with Apple alone is enough to justify an increased presence on the Beltway. Add to that the anti-dumping tariffs and investigations its appliance pricing has drawn from the U.S. Department of Commerce and The [...]
Path has always taken a different … trail. So it’s no surprise that the private social network is laying down new tracks in an attempt to make digital communication more human. Path announced this morning that Path 3 is now available, and the focus is the the type of intimate, free-form communication that happens in [...]
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Today, throngs of reporters have gathered at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters to hear about the social network’s latest updates to News Feed. News Feed is the single most public-facing Facebook feature. As such, it’s also the most-often complained-about feature. Leading up to today’s big launch, consumers and news outlets alike have [...]
3D printing company Shapeways had a banner 2012 — it locked up a $6.2 million Series B last year in a round led by Lux Capital, and established a full-blown factory in Long Island City. And it’s hoping to make the process of designing and printing physical knickknacks even easier this year. The plan? To [...]
Information technology is crucial to business, but how important is it in securing power plants, telecommunications and water filtration systems? Verizon Communications and AT&T say it is pivotal and they want IT companies to be listed as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, which could leave them open to even more government regulation. Obama’s Executive [...]
An interim report from the National Transportation Safety Board offers insight into the state of the battery in a Japan Airlines fire in January, but there’s still more work to be done.
An interim report from the National Transportation Safety Board gives information into the condition of the battery involved in a Japan Airlines fire in January, but the group said its investigation into the probable cause of the battery fire is continuing.
Karl Jacob has founded and led six companies, including Dimension X (acquired by Microsoft) and Keen (acquired by AT&T). He’s a serial serial entrepreneur at this point. At this point, there’s a pretty solid option to lean back and enjoy your yacht and advise companies like Facebook and Path in the earliest days (which he [...]
Spindle, the mobile-only discovery app which allows users to better find places of interest around them, pushed a significant update on Thursday, amping up the app’s search capabilities to a much larger degree. Users will now be able to continuously search for keywords, which will notify them if a place of interest nearby matches the [...]