A Smart Lightbulb Controlled By Your SmartPhone

When Thomas Edison patented the first lightbulb in 1879, he probably didn’t think it would get this far.  Philips even created the EnduraLED 10W A19 Dimmable light bulb which can last up to 30,000 hours, around 20 years. That light bulb only uses 10 watts of energy and according to Phillips, that’s 83 percent more efficient than 60-watt incandescents. Read More »

Want a new tech job in 2015? Here’s what to look for

GUEST: If you asked your friends about their 2015 goals, I bet that a new job is on the list for most of them. For many professionals, the beginning of the year brings a new impetus to take stock of career goals, compensation, and satisfaction. Companies, too, are preparing for a major influx of new employees, with 19 percent of ... Read More »

Without broadband under Title II, Verizon will get off scot-free for ‘supercookies’

Some consumer advocates believe that the best way to deal mobile carriers’ temptation to abuse customer privacy is for the Federal Communications Commission to classify mobile broadband as if it were a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act. Without it, the FCC may lack the legal language and authority to punish carriers for things like “supercookies.” So far ... Read More »

New Apple and IBM enterprise app delivers a lot of utility

Apple and IBM are planning on partnering on a dozen new enterprise apps this quarter, and 100 this year. The first of them, aimed at utility workers, will be announced next week. VentureBeat has learned that the app, which the two huge corporations developed for a major U.S. utility company, was built for crew workers, like those that service electricity lines. It’s ... Read More »

Deep learning startup Clarifai goes beyond image recognition, now offers video analysis

Clarifai, one startup with a service for recognizing things in images, today introduced a pretty nifty new capability. Now the startup can quickly point out the things that appear in videos. Startups in this field and even major companies like Baidu and Google have been trying to show the advantages of their systems over others. Clarifai’s expansion into video marks an ... Read More »

Tencent grabs the digital rights to NBA basketball in China

The National Basketball Association has licensed China’s Tencent to be its partner in digital content for the next five years in China. Effective on July 1, the deal recognizes Tencent’s huge position in Internet social networking and commerce in the world’s most populous market. As the exclusive digital partner of the NBA in China, Tencent will record a number of ... Read More »

Check out these playbooks from successful industry cloud startups

GUEST:       Industry cloud software companies are on the verge of taking off, with several already achieving multibillion-dollar valuations. At Bessemer, we’ve been fortunate to partner with more than a dozen industry software companies. And we’ve watched them attack the field in a variety of ways. Though the industries vary, we’ve seen a few playbooks that have consistently ... Read More »