First Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 benchmarks hit theweb

image-2435 Benchmarks for Qualcomm’s highly anticipated Snapdragon 800 SoC finally hit the web last night as a handful of publications convened in San Francisco for a day of testing and poking around. Although there’s still some waiting ahead before we see real-world performance and efficiency figures, going by the initial impressions ...

Who Won E3?

image-2347 By now we’ve heard most of what the big three have had to say. Nintendo is holding the line with the Wii U, Microsoft has announced an always-on box for $499, and Sony has made nice with gamers by offering a $399 device that allows users to share and sell ...

Heroku taps industry vet Tod Nielsen as new CEO

image-2281Summary: Nielsen is jumping ship from Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry to rival PaaS Heroku. He’s also held senior exec roles at Oracle, BEA Systems, and Borland Software. Tod Nielsen, who helped lead the charge on VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as a service, has switched PaaS providers, joining Heroku as CEO. The last we heard in ...

Customer Support Startup Intercom Raises $6 Million

Intercom, a startup that focuses on customer support and communications tools for businesses, announced that it had raised a $6 million Series A round of financing on Wednesday. The round was led by The Social+Capital Partnership, with participation from Freestyle Capital, as well as Yammer CEO and founder David Sacks. ...

Apple reportedly clinches TSMC chip manufacturing deal

image-2081 Rumors of Apple switching its chip manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC have persisted for a long, long time. However, they may be more substantial this time around: the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple quietly signed a deal with TSMC earlier this month. The agreement reportedly has TSMC taking over ...