• Alltel Adds 'mywaves' Mobile Video Service

    Alltel Adds 'mywaves' Mobile Video Service

    Alltel Wireless, which is now known to follow its name with the phrase "America’s largest network," announced yesterday the ability to access mywaves mobile video service on several of its phones (take that, YouTube!) and damn it all if it didn’t slip right by the CrunchGear news desk. The service is $3.99 per month and, oh yeah, why should you care? Well, mywaves has… Read More

  • Microsoft Acquires Advertising Exchange Platform AdECN

    Microsoft Acquires Advertising Exchange Platform AdECN

    Microsoft announced today that it had agreed to acquire AdECN, an advertising exchange platform company based near Santa Barbara. AdECN offers a real-time, auction-based, neutral exchange for online display advertising that works in a similar way to stock exchanges. A member of the AdECN exchange buys on the exchange for its advertisers and sells on the exchange for its publishers. AdECN is… Read More

  • No iPhone Until Q4 for Europe

    No iPhone Until Q4 for Europe


    If you’re in Europe you can get out of line for the iPhone. Get in line for the Louve instead (not that the line there moves very fast some days). As our sister site CrunchGear is reporting, the iPhone won’t be released until the fourth quarter of this year. Not to worry, the third quarter of 2007 (that would be now) is flying by. We’re hearing that Steve Jobs thinks Apple… Read More

  • Sony HD Video Walkman Bound For Europe

    Sony HD Video Walkman Bound For Europe

    Touted as the first HD Video Walkman, Sony’s GV-HD700E is aimed at filmmakers or anyone else who needs to be able to play HDV and/or DV tapes out in the field. Read More

  • Truemors For Facebook

    Guy Kawasaki’s Truemors is testing out a new version of the service for Facebook. This is a very different application from Truemors.com, which is a sort of Digg for rumors. TFF is an application to spread rumors just with your friends, or a subset of friends: TFF is very different from Truemors.com. Our site is for you to “tell the world,” so if you post something at… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary

    CTIA Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association issued a statement in response to testimony from U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications Information Administration John Kneuer. This testimony was given today during the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing “Preparing Consumer for the… Read More

  • 50 Invites To The ThinkFree Premium Beta Test

    50 Invites To The ThinkFree Premium Beta Test

    ThinkFree Premium Edition, a desktop client that provides seemless Microsoft Office style functionality both offline and online launched in closed beta recently, and we have free invites for TechCrunch readers. The first 50 readers to email techcrunch@thinkfree.com will obtain instructions and access to the beta trial of ThinkFree Premium. ThinkFree premium edition provides the same features… Read More

  • Alesis iMultiMix 9R Sound Mixer + iPod Dock

    Alesis iMultiMix 9R Sound Mixer + iPod Dock

    This iMultiMix 9R, cousin to this other iMultiMix, is more for professionals than us jerks here, but it’s still neat to look at. It’s more or less a sound mixer with an iPod dock tacked on for the convenience of the artists. It’s got a whole bunch of features that I’ve never heard of (not being a professional mixer, you see) like 48V phantom power and auxiliary sends… Read More

  • If You Grind, She Will Come

    http://gamecockmedia.com/flvplayer.swf This commercial for the game Fury sure is a funny one. They suggest that if you spend all your time grinding while trying to level, your girlfriend is gonna get boned by the pizza guy. Then, while you slurp away at your cola, he’s gonna pour some wine, cook pasta, and bone again. So the lesson to be learned? Stop playing World of Warcraft and… Read More

  • Shoe Pure 100 Looks Like An Dinosaur Egg

    Shoe Pure 100 Looks Like An Dinosaur Egg

    I’m not gonna lie. I have over 20 pairs of shoes and about 7 of them really smell bad. Some worse than others, it’s all my fault. During those hot summer days when I’m half-drunk, I throw on shoes without socks and 5 hours later it smells like rotting cheese. If I had the Shoe Pure 100 though, my shoes would smell like roses the next day. The egg-shaped device glows a… Read More

  • PSP Force Feedback Mod: Just a Proof of Concept, Calm Down

    I guess you can consider this a mod. Someone took apart a PSP and installed a tiny motor, giving the portable system ghetto force feedback. It doesn’t look like the mod will be mass produced or anything and it’s more of a “look what I can do!” than anything else. Be that as it may, it’s good to see people “hacking” their hardware. If I had any… Read More

  • scanR to Release Version for Facebook

    scanR to Release Version for Facebook

    Who needs to take notes when you can take a picture? The guys over at scanR have made note taking a thing of the past. With this nifty little service you can take a photo with your mobile handset and then send it to scanR, where it will then be e-mailed to you. Now the company has given us the word that they’re going to release a version for Facebook too. With the service students can… Read More

  • Five New Fuji Cameras Due in September

    Five New Fuji Cameras Due in September

    Fuji announced five new cameras today, all slated for a September release and ranging in price from $179.95 to $399.95. Read More

  • Quite A Few People Run With The Nike+iPod System

    Quite A Few People Run With The Nike+iPod System

    Overall, I’d definitely say the Apple/Nike deal is a success. With the world’s largest shoe manufacturer teaming up with the maker of the most popular MP3 player, it was already a match made in heaven. Now Nike has announced that users of the Nike+ system have logged over 22 million miles. That’s enough running to go around the world and back for a stop at In-N-Out… Read More

  • ABC Launches HD Streaming Beta

    ABC Launches HD Streaming Beta

    Those of you who are keen to watch Lost or Grey’s Anatomy know ABC has been kind. For over a year now, ABC has let users stream episodes of all the hit primetime shows for free via a flash-based video player. Though it’s fantastic, a lot of users probably wanted to start jumping on the HD-bandwagon. ABC listened and is now offering users a beta of its video service in HD. Got a… Read More

  • J'accuse! Guys Who Say Facebook Stole Their Ideas Have Two Weeks To Prove It

    J'accuse! Guys Who Say Facebook Stole Their Ideas Have Two Weeks To Prove It

    We regularly use Facebook to whore ourselves out to y’all (we’re currently using it to plan our big birthday bash—we need ideas, people!), but it looks like some people don’t want us to have any fun. For the past three years, Facebook founder Mark “Mad Money” Zuckerberg has faced allegations from former fellow Harvard students that he stole their ideas for… Read More

  • Working At Rockstar Makes You One Cool Dude

    Working At Rockstar Makes You One Cool Dude

    NOT! But it’s always fun to see the inner-workings of all your favorite companies. Jeff, who used to work for Rockstar Games, recently posted a gigantic manifesto on his time spent working for the company. It’s a great read full of interesting tidbits, though some of the stuff is predictable. Here’s a snarky excerpt: Working there also really did buy the rock star treatment… Read More

  • Sprint Making The Hot Deals With Google

    Sprint Making The Hot Deals With Google

    Not much info is currently available, but according to Reuters, Google and Sprint are in talks to develop a mobile internet portal. Sprint and Google would offer a page with access to search, IM, social networking, and other features. No word yet on when it’ll be ready or what the two companies will do with it. Sprint in pact to develop mobile internet portal with Google [Reuters] Read More

  • Mozilla Ponders Thunderbird Spin-Off

    Mozilla Ponders Thunderbird Spin-Off

    Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker has called for community feedback on the future of the open source email client Thunderbird, with consideration to spinning Thunderbird off into a separate entity. Mitchell wrote that Thunderbird is being dwarfed by “the enormous energy and community focused on the web, Firefox and the ecosystem around it” and that as a result, Thunderbird was not getting… Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive Gets Price Cut

    Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive Gets Price Cut

    Microsoft today announced that it would be cutting the price of its HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360. With Blu-ray gaining momentum and leading the next-gen format war, the move is Microsoft’s push to get more people into HD DVD. Instead of $199, you’ll now only pay $179 and you get five free HD DVDs to boot. Better hurry though, ’cause this deal is only good from August 1st… Read More