Yahoo enters into a deal with Google for contextual online ads
  Yahoo has entered into a global advertising deal with the search giant Google which will result in Google ads appearing on Yahoo websites. Yahoo announced this deal on Wednesday, February 6. The deal seems to be a win-win situation for both the companies as Yahoo gets relevant ads on its website and Google gets a larger platform to display its ads. The deal comes seven months after Marissa Mayer took the chair as CEO of Yahoo. Marissa Mayer was formerly one of Google’s top exe...
With $2.3M From Vint Cerf & More, Tech Pioneer Judy Estrin Unveils EvntLive, The Web’s New Interactive Concert Hall
You may not be familiar with her name, but Judy Estrin has quietly become one of Silicon Valley’s most successful serial entrepreneurs and executives. She began her career working with Vint Cerf’s research group at Stanford University — the same one that played a central role in the development of the Internet. Since the early ’80s, she has founded seven technology companies, has served as the CTO of Cisco Systems and held board positions at FedEx for 20 years, Sun Micros...
Satechi LED desk lamp includes mood settings, USB charging
Combining minimal design with significant benefits of LED lighting, the new Satechi Smart LED Desk Lamp uses different color temperatures to help users study, read, relax or drift off to sleep.
BlackBerry steps up BB10 app security to steer clear of malware
In an effort to introduce a big differentiating factor in the market, BlackBerry has inked a deal <...
Samsung may announce Galaxy S IV on March 15, expected to go on sale in April
  If rumours are to be believed, Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV will be unveiled on March 15th. The device is expected to go on sale in April. Samsung hasn’t confirmed on any of the details circulating on the Internet. The S IV is rumoured to hit store shelves in European and Asian markets in April whereas America, Africa and Australia will see the device launch in May and June. We were expecting the device to be unveiled at the MWC 2013, which begins ...
Netflix Promises To Make Its Open Source Cloud Management Tools More Portable
Over the last several years, Netflix has put a lot of work building a cloud-based architecture off of Amazon Web Services to run its video streaming and DVD rental services. Then the company announced that it was going to make those same tools that it has built open source and available to other developers. Ever since, Netflix has been slowly making other cloud management tools available for others to build off of. Now it’s hoping to make it easier for others to implement not just one or t...
iTunes sells 25 billion songs; prize won for 'Monkey Drums' download
Apple's iTunes music store hit its 25 billionth download - equal to selling more than three songs for every person on Earth - and on Wednesday gave the German student who bought the track a gift card worth 10,000 euro.Economics student Phillip......
Hunter Walk Leaves Google After 9 Years To Start VC Firm With Satya Patel Called Homebrew
Earlier today, CNNMoney broke the news that well-known Googler/YouTuber Hunter Walk and former Googler Satya Patel would be starting a new VC firm called Homebrew. What wasn’t known was whether Walk would be leaving Google to pursue Homebrew full time, but he has confirmed that to be the case. The last time that we spoke with Walk, he was passionately explaining all of the things he gets to work on with the YouTube For Good team, which was a team that I didn’t know existed. It consi...
Google celebrates 100th birthday of Archaeologist Mary Leakey with doodle
Waking up to a Google Doodle is always a fun and enlightening experience for most people. Today Google celebrated British archaeologist Mary Leakey’s hundredth birthday with an illustrated doodle. The doodle shows Mary Leakey, born Mary......
5 Startups Show Their Connection To Parallels And Its Software Play In The Hosting World
A software company’s conference in Las Vegas for executives of hosting companies is not exactly where I’d expect to see a bunch of startups showing off what they do. But when the software company’s executive chairman of the board is also an investor in the startups, then the reason for their attendance becomes pretty clear. Five startups, all funded by Runa Capital, attended the Parallels Summit this week in Las Vegas. Parallels develops software to manage infrastructure for ho...
Nissan and Bose buzzing over new LEAF-bound, energy-efficient BEES sound system
Nissan has defied the inherent serenity of the EV driving experience by hiring Bose to create a high performing, lightweight, and energy-efficient new sound system specifically for the LEAF.
Here Are 10 Standout Companies From The Fifth 500 Startups Demo Day
Early stage VC fund 500 Startups today held the first of several demo day events for the fifth batch of startups graduating from its accelerator program. It was a fun event, with 32 high-energy founders pitching their companies to a room full of investors and tech press. All of the companies were compelling in their own ways, covering a wide range of technologies, geographies, and sectors — you can check out the full list right here. It was tough, but we narrowed down a list of some of our...
Man of Steel creators hope a Kryptonian alien can be both ‘man’ and ‘super’
Superman is an alien from the distant planet of Krypton, yet Man of Steel director Zach Snyder and writer David Goyer believe their film will successfully explore the character's humanity.
AngelList’s Naval Ravikant Says The Future Of VC Is In Smaller Funding Rounds
In an on-stage conversation today with Dave McClure at 500 Startups’ fifth Demo Day event, AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant gave data-driven insights on the current state of venture capital. In short, he’s forecasting a world with more startups, more bootstrapping, ‘shrinking’ funding rounds, and a boost in cross-border investing. Redefining What Counts As Seed And Series A AngelList is seeing that the much-buzzed-about Series A crunch is a real thing, Ravikant said. B...
Assassin’s Creed III DLC brings us the story of evil George Washington over the next three months
Over the course of the next three months, Assassin's Creed III fans will finally have a chance to answer a 300-year-old question that's plagued historians: What would have happened had George Washington become America's first king?
Is This The Google Chromebook Pixel?
How a leaked video spurred some exciting internet rumors. Earlier today a video mysteriously appeared on the Google Plus site of usually well-informed Chrome expert ...
With 300 Kiosks In 20 States, Device Recycler EcoATM Secures $40M In Debt Financing To Go Nationwide
You know those mobile devices that everyone keeps raving about? Turns out it’s a huge business. Shocker, I know. Strategy Analytics recently estimated that about 1.6 billion mobile phones shipped in 2012. What’s more, according to Canalys’ report today, the tablet market grew by 75 percent in the fourth quarter to 46.2 million units, with total shipments hitting 114.6 million in 2012. With all these new devices hitting the market, people tend to overlook the fact that this crea...
T-Mobile customers get ready! LTE devices could be coming in March
A roadmap of upcoming devices for T-Mobile has been leaked featuring LTE phones and hotspot devices slated for a late March launch. We're not sure of its validity, but it looks like T-Mobile will soon enter the great 4G LTE battle.
Efficiently Manage Your Gmail with the Multiple Inboxes Lab
Most people have more than one email account and if you are using Gmail it’s easy to get things set up so that all of your messages can be accessed in the same place. But if you would prefer to keep things ‘together yet separate’ the Multiple Inboxes Labs feature could help you to work with emails more efficiently. I have accumulated numerous email addresses over the years, including – for shame! – a Hotmail address that I am loath to get rid of. It’s not that there is a sentimental attachment ...
Joe Green Steps Down As President Of NationBuilder, Will Be Announcing “Exciting Initiatives” In The Coming Weeks
Today, we’ve learned that Joe Green, Co-Founder of Causes and NationBuilder, as well as an investor and advisor to Asana, will be stepping down as President from the latter. While specifics aren’t known on what is coming next, Green did mention that he has some things in the works and will share them in the coming weeks. We’ve reached out to him for more details. Last March, NationBuilder raised $6.3M from Andreessen Horowitz, while announcing Green as President at the same tim...