Venture Beat isn't technically a tech blog. It's really more of an innovation blog. It just so happens that the bulk of innovation is happening in the tech sector, so calling it a tech blog is ok. Their mission is to "define innovation for forward-thinking executives." Matt Marshall founded Venture Beat in 2006 and has since expanded to a team of editors and writers. And apparently the work has paid off. In 2008, the New York Times called VentureBeat one of the “best blogs on the Web.” Matt was also awarded Journalist of the Year by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists in 2002, and the James Madison Freedom of Information award in 2003. I'd say those are pretty decent accolades.
VentureBeat covers the tech world, but more importantly the people and advancements that are driving it forward. They cover mobile, green and gaming. They cover social, deals and the cloud. On the site you'll find reviews of phones as well as news surrounding the tech world, such as this article on Twitter opening their New York City offices.
VentureBeat's tagline is interpreting innovation. And that's part of why the site is all over the place. If someone's driving change, if someone's innovating, if someone's taking a risk, if something's bound to change the way we live and do business, VentureBeat is probably already reporting on it.