• House-keeeping note: Please use uk.techcrunch.com

    Some readers seem to have had trouble with the Techcrunch.co.uk web address, especially accessing headline links for some reason So for the time being, until we sort this out, please use uk.techcrunch.com – this is the ‘real’ address of this site. Thanks! Read More

  • China Close To Becoming World's Largest Internet Market By Users

    New statistics released by the Chinese Government show that China is due to surpass the United States as the nation with the most internet users in the coming months. The state-owned China Internet Network Information Center said that China’s total number of Internet users rose 53% to 210 million at the end of 2007 up from 137 million at the end of 2006 and 162 million in June 2007. Read More

  • Pentax looking to kick it up a notch at PMA

    Rumors are running rampant over what Pentax may or may not announce at PMA. One thing is for sure, Pentax is focusing on DSLRs this year and that’s coming straight from the horse’s mouth. Head of Japanese sales for Pentax, Hitoshi Sasaki, was recently quoted: We will keep focusing on DSLR as we did last year,” Sasaki said. “The segment will demand not only the cameras… Read More

  • Library of Congress now uploading photos to Flickr

    How cool would it have been to see Coney Island way back when? Just something random and neat I found that I thought I would share with all of you. LoC on Flickr Read More

  • Bricked iPhones come alive with 1.1.3

    The Gizza has confirmed that bricked iPhones come back to life with 1.1.3. Yay! Read More

  • We want more porn: The jam of 2008 (so far)

    I’m sitting at the airport in San Francisco, where I’ve been since early this morning, as every flight I need to be on is cancelled or, as is my current flight, delayed by hours and hours. Thankfully, my friend Shanon posted this gem on MySpace that cheered me up, i hope it has the same effect on you. Thanks, Shanon! Read More

  • Review: Monster Outlets To Go Power Strip

    Us bloggers/journalists/hacks often get free swag from companies at events and 90 percent of the time it’s all crap. No, really, it’s usually the crappiest crap you could ever see and you’d never want it to begin with. I go for the booze and shitty fabulous food. However, I can say without a doubt that the best thing I’ve ever received from any company at an event… Read More

  • Nooka Zirc: How big! How bold!

    I’ve been clearly failing our dedicated watch readers with my coverage of odd and sexy designs. Take the Nooka Zirc for example. It has a 45mm face with a 22mm band and looks like a Dick Tracy watchphone — but isn’t. The dots show the hour and the long bar shows the minutes. It’s $350 but trust me, Matt Waldman makes a mean watch. Product Page Read More

  • HD DVD still kickin'


    Try as they might, HD DVD isn’t going down without a fight. Whether these titles were lined up before the WB announcement is anyone’s guess, but a few blockbusters are slated for this quarter. I didn’t see Beowulf (2/26) and I think the reviews were mixed, but it’s an exclusive as is American Gangster (2/19) and Bee Movie (3/11). I didn’t see the Seinfeld movie… Read More

  • Yahoo May Be Looking To Buy Israel's FoxyTunes

    Rumors popped up here in Silicon Valley that Yahoo is in negotiations to buy Israel-based FoxyTunes. The Foxytunes core service is a Firefox plugin that allows users to control their favorite media players from the browser. It has a small but loyal following, who also use their tangential services (an email/blog signature tool and FoxyTunes Planet, a site that aggregates music… Read More

  • Zune gets red in the face

    Just in time for one of the worst holidays ever created is the worst PMP ever created. Haha! Just kidding. I like the Zune (and it’s not the worst PMP by any stretch of the imagination), but I just refuse to run Windows on my Mac. So, if you’re significant other is looking for a Zune and loves the color red and you’re being ultra cheesy then this is the right gift for… Read More

  • iTunes movie rentals and Netflix Online can live together in harmony


    I’m sure that when Apple announced their long-rumored movie rental service, the collars in the Netflix boardroom got a little wet and salty. After all, Apple and iTunes are a force to be reckoned with in the on-demand media world. But the NY Times makes a good point when it suggests that the two services can coexist due to their different aims. Netflix offers low-cost access to a… Read More

  • IBM snuggles up with Apple

    Corporate types looking to get their e-mail sync on with the iPhone/Touch are in luck. If, of course, you’re using Lotus Notes, which is pretty unlikely these days. That is a generalization that I’m sure many of you, dear readers, will flame me on, but during my corporate monkey stint I only came across one client who used it. Anyway, IBM is releasing a version of Lotus Notes for… Read More

  • Who would sue Microsoft over the Xbox Live outage?


    Not from Texas, but they are d-bags. I’m just as pissed as everyone else over the Xbox Live outage over the holidays, but suing Microsoft probably isn’t going to get you very far. The three douches from Texas who are suing Microsoft are seeking an excess of $5 million in damages. That alone warrants some finger pointing and name calling, but their lawyer is an even bigger d-bag. Why? Read More

  • Google throws millions at the problems of the world


    It’s almost as if they just typed “problems+the+world+is+currently+facing” into their own search engine, and gave a million dollars to everyone on the first page. They’ve got money going to renewable energy, Tanzanian entrepreneurs, $8m to various health initiatives, and a bunch more. They’re setting up an entire institute in India to do a national assessment of… Read More

  • Zoopla! launches property command and control system

    Zoopla! is a new online real estate play which more closely resembles a missile guidance system than the usual run-of-the-mill property aggregators. It appears to be capable of zeroing-in on just about every aspect of property, from hard-core buyers and sellers, to more passive casual browsers and ‘tempt me’ sellers who might be lured into the market for the right price. The site… Read More

  • Rumors of Canon Rebel XT surface, again

    For those of you following rumors on DSLR news before PMA, here’s some info on the Canon Rebels. Again, only time will tell. It will be the Rebel XTs. Same sensor, 3″ screen, live-view, dust remover (already had in XTi), increased noise and DR performance (gaining of 2 stops more or so claims Canon), support for UDMA cards, Digic3, Canon wireless master built in, improved AF… Read More

  • Blogger Suffers Major Outage. Bloggers Not Happy

    Google’s Blogger hosted blogging service has suffered a major outage this afternoon (PST) with Spammers bloggers flooding forums to complain. Users affected by the outage were presented with a Blogger error message that included the code “bX-uxu3fu,” and were unable to read their blogs, or log in to the backend. No further details are available as Blogger employees have… Read More

  • If TechCrunch Was Written By Cats

    TechCrunch isn’t written by cats? Thanks to a tip from Ryan Kuder let me introduce LOLinator, a site that combines the still hot LOLcats phenomenon with any site of your choosing. The service comes from Malevolent Design and turns any site into one designed by cats. You can visit TechCrunch designed by cats here if you want the full version, or a screen shot below. Read More

  • Every Urban Legend Is True

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1797753&fullscreen=1 It’s not as good as “What a comment stream would look like in real life,” but it’s another hit from College Humor nonetheless. Who needs the Hollywood writers anyway. Read More

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