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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft rebrands Xbox Music as Groove Music, Xbox Video as Movies & TV   —  Microsoft just announced a big change for its entertainment apps and services.  In short, Xbox Music is being rebranded as Groove and Xbox Video is being rebranded as Movies & TV.  Both apps will be available …
Jul 6, 2015, 4:07 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft redesigns Bing Maps so you can search, view, and share multiple places at one time   —  If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else.  Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat, July 13-14, where the best and brightest …
Jul 6, 2015, 1:15 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
With Tossup for iPhone and Android phones, Microsoft helps you poll friends and gather opinions about meeting up   —  With Tossup, Microsoft wants to help you poll friends and gather opinions  —  Microsoft is continuing a recent trend of ignoring its own Windows Phone mobile operating system …
Jul 6, 2015, 12:50 PMIn context
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Apple's new design leads will report to CEO Tim Cook, and not Jony Ive   —  Apple updated its executive bios to reflect changes in its design team that were announced earlier this year.  But the updates came with an unexpected twist.  —  The bio of Jony Ive now includes his new title, Chief Design Officer.
Jul 2, 2015, 2:10 PMIn context
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Intel Capital invests in $39M round for certificate and key management startup Venafi   —  Venafi has raised a huge $39 million round of funding from Intel Capital, QuestMark Partners, and Silver Lake Waterman.  —  The encryption key and security certificate manager says it's using the money …
Jun 30, 2015, 2:35 PMIn context
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Medium adds sign-in option that emails users a one-time login link, no password required   —  Medium doesn't think it needs passwords to offer secure authentication  —  Blogging platform Medium is opening up its login process, so you don't need a Twitter account, Facebook account, or a password.
Jun 30, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Crawley / VentureBeat:
Amazon's Twitch had 21M unique viewers during E3, up from 12M in 2014   —  Twitch viewers watched nearly 12 million hours of E3 coverage (infographic)  —  E3 is over, and livestreaming site Twitch is claiming victory in the battle for viewers.  —  Amazon-owned Twitch today revealed …
Jun 29, 2015, 5:50 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Samsung will stop disabling Windows Update on its hardware, to issue a patch in a few days   —  Samsung will patch its software to stop disabling Windows Update ‘within a few days’  —  On Tuesday night, news broke that Samsung's SW Update software was disabling Windows Update on at least some computers.
Jun 26, 2015, 5:10 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor, Cloud Source Repositories   —  Google hasn't announced it yet, but the company earlier this year started offering free beta access to Cloud Source Repositories, a new service for storing and editing code on the ever-expanding Google Cloud Platform.
Jun 25, 2015, 5:50 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
OnePlus will launch its second flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2, at a virtual reality event on July 27   —  China-based smartphone maker OnePlus has revealed that it's launching the OnePlus 2 — the follow-up to its flagship One smartphone — on July 27.  —  True to OnePlus's previous form …
Jun 25, 2015, 4:25 PMIn context

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