Honda Fuel-Cell vehicle U.S. sales date gets a little fuzzier

Honda is expected to join Toyota and Hyundai in offering hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S., but the timeline for that may have become a bit fuzzier. The Japanese automaker has already shown two concept cars previewing the design of its fuel-cell vehicle. But now Honda seems to have given itself a later window for when the production version may ... Read More »

Udacity launches Nanodegree program for iOS developers

Last year, online education provider Udacity launched its Nanodegree program. In partnership with AT&T, the initiative’s goal is to help people develop focused vocational specialties in a short period of time. Now, Udacity, created by Google X founder Sebastian Thrun, has started an iOS developer Nanodegree. Enrollment is open until March 10, and the 6 month-to-12 month program costs $200 a ... Read More »

Women claim their place in the game industry

Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Some prominent female game developers brought down the house again with an inspiring session on what it’s like for them to work — and persevere and thrive — in the ... Read More »

Why email marketing is still in style — and thriving

GUEST: Email is the workhorse of digital marketing. While we as marketers like talking about the hot new platform du jour, email marketing has been around since the ’90s, is appropriate for every audience, and delivers the highest return on investment (ROI) in digital marketing. As it turns out, consumers like email just as much as marketers. A new survey from Marketing Sherpa reveals ... Read More »

What to Think, Ep. 44: Using big data to improve your March Madness bracket

Need help with your bracket? No worries. Check in with NumberFire. It’s a sports-analytics startup…that ended up getting started after chief executive Nik Bonaddio won $100,000 on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” On this week’s episode of What to Think, VentureBeat’s Dylan Tweney and I spoke with Bonaddio about how sports broadcasters and sports fans can use data. We ... Read More »

No Nexus 6, no Google wireless service for you, claims report

Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Google confirmed this week that it is planning to offer its own wireless service, but if you don’t have one of the company’s Nexus 6 phones, it looks like you ... Read More »

Sony’s latest VR prototype proves we’re just waiting on the games

Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! SAN FRANCISCO — Sony introduced a new prototype of its VR headset earlier this week, and while the company is going to take the next year to add a few improvements ... Read More »

Facebook beefs up its recommendations for mobile games

Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Click here for all of GamesBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage. SAN FRANCISCO — In 2015, Facebook wants to help game developers by making better recommendations to gamers based on what ... Read More »

Google’s mobile network is a science project, not a threat to Big Telco

ANALYSIS: Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! BARCELONA, Spain — Telecom industry sources on the ground here at Mobile World Congress tell VentureBeat that Google is probably serious about its plans to launch a mobile virtual ... Read More »