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Dan Walker Smith

Google Steps Into Apple-HTC Battle

Search giant provides ammunition for HTC’s latest attack

Taiwanese phone maker HTC has lodged a fresh complaint against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, after buying nine tech patents from Google. HTC claims that Apple's computers and mobile…

Ben & Jerry’s Unveils 'SNL'-Themed Flavor

Schweddy Balls anyone?

Vermont-based ice-creamery Ben & Jerry's is launching a new flavor of ice cream named after a classic Saturday Night Live sketch. The company announced that Schweddy Balls ice cream will…

Groupon Cancels IPO Roadshow

Market volatility delays public Launch

The online discount firm Groupon is reportedly re-evaluating plans to float on the stock market, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Chicago-based firm has already canceled its investor roadshow and is…

110 Jobs Cut at News International

Freelance positions also under threat

News International has announced that it will ax 110 jobs from its U.K. workforce. The newspaper publisher is also considering changes to its use of freelancers and casual staff. According to…

News International to Sell U.K. HQ

Sale of Wapping site 'a break with the past'

Rupert Murdoch’s News International is selling its headquarters in Wapping, East London, where the company has been based for the last 25 years. Staff from The Sun, The Times, and…

Mexico’s ‘Twitter Terrorists’ Face 30 Years’ Jail

Pair On Trial for Inciting Mass Panic

A man and a woman in Mexico face possible 30-year sentences for terrorism and sabotage, after allegedly putting false reports of child kidnappings on Twitter. The Associated Press reports that the…

TechCrunch Founder Launches VC Firm

Arrington to step down as editor

Michael Arrington, the founder and co-editor of TechCrunch, has created a venture capital fund to invest in startups. Arrington is resigning from TechCrunch, one of the most influential tech blogs in…

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