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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Technology

Quartely earnings push Facebook share prices to an all-time high

39 minutes ago - Venture Beat
NOTE: GrowthBeat tickets go up $200 this Friday at 5pm Pacific. VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and register by Friday to save! It looks like yesterday’s quarterly earnings... by Ruth Reader

Cities Petition FCC In Fight For Municipal Broadband

31 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Cities like Chattanooga, Tenn., have led the charge of providing public broadband services to local communities. Today, Chattanooga and Wilson, N.C., another city that provides municipal broadband, took it a step further by filing petitions to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), asking them to remove state laws that restrict the right to... by Julian Chokkattu

YC-Backed Kamcord Launches An App For Watching Mobile Game Re-Plays

19 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 As reports of Google’s interest in buying Twitch continue unabated, it’s clear there’s an enormous market for video of gameplay. A few players stepped up a couple years ago to tackle the same concept for mobile gaming. Y Combinator-backed Kamcord was one of them. They built an layer that developers could integrate, letting gamers easily rec... by Kim-Mai Cutler

MIT students modify a 3D printer with a height-measuring laser

46 minutes ago - Engadget
It's happened to all of us: you queue up a print job, your old desk printer starts up and it unceremoniously jams halfway through. It's easy enough to resume a botched print job when you're dealing with paper, but what do you do when you're printing by Sean Buckley

Yammer’s Davis Sacks Departs Microsoft After Two-Year Tenure

1 hour 3 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Today Yammer’s founder and former CEO David Sacks announced that he will depart Microsoft, the software company that purchased his social enterprise startup for $1.2 billion. His exit, which comes two years after the June 2012 acquisition of Yammer, follows standard timing. When companies are purchased, existing employees are often given two-ye... by Alex Wilhelm

Amazon stock falls after company reports $126M net loss in the second quarter

1 hour 26 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: zinger/FlickrNOTE: GrowthBeat tickets go up $200 this Friday at 5pm Pacific. VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and register by Friday to save! Amazon stock is down... by Mark Sullivan

ComiXology starts offering DRM-free downloads on (some) digital comic book purchases

1 hour 20 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: ComiXologyNOTE: GrowthBeat tickets go up $200 this Friday at 5pm Pacific. VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and register by Friday to save! Digital comic book plat... by Tom Cheredar

​Google is reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion

1 hour 38 minutes ago - Engadget
What's the internet's most popular game-streaming service worth? About $1 billion, if VentureBeat sources have their story straight. Earlier this year, Variety and the Wall Street Journal reported that Google was in talks to acquire Twitch, but by Sean Buckley

New Explore button on Google Maps instantly localizes user experience

1 hour 44 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: GoogleNOTE: GrowthBeat tickets go up $200 this Friday at 5pm Pacific. VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and register by Friday to save! As reported by VentureBeat... by Murry Shohat

TechCrunch TV’s New Show Incubated Is All About What It’s Like To Be In A Tech Accelerator

1 hour 53 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 With our latest TechCrunch TV series, Incubated, we’re hoping to provide startup founders with all the info they might need before they make the decision to apply to an accelerator. Every Wednesday afternoon over the next 10 weeks, we’ll be releasing a new episode of Incubated, each of which will be focused on one of the top accelerators in t... by Ryan Lawler

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