• iPhone Good as a Mobile Reader

    iPhone Good as a Mobile Reader

    Like our colleagues over at our sister site CrunchGear, we don’t like to get our fingers all covered in ink from newspapers, which is why NewspaperDirect’s PressDisplay.com service sounds so interesting. The site offers 500 newspapers from 70 countries in 37 languages, and better still is now available free for a month for the iPhone. “The iPhone is the perfect mobile… Read More

  • Trilibis Mobile Unveils Peepsnation 4.0, Mobile Social Network

    Trilibis Mobile Unveils Peepsnation 4.0, Mobile Social Network

    Today Trilibis Mobile announced the availability of Peepsnation 4.0, the newest version of its mobile social network, which launches on Virgin Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and Boost Mobile. This new network allows social consumers to connect with one another where they can rate, rank, tag and even meet-up. “For today’s hyper-connected youth, making new friends or finding dates has… Read More

  • Gothic 3 Begins on Mobile

    Gothic 3 Begins on Mobile

    The popular role playing game Gothic will have its origins revealed on mobile handsets in early 2008 announced publisher JoWooD productions. The international publisher will bring the HandyGames release of Gothic 3 – The Beginning out for mobile next year. This game will allow players to visit the various locations of the fantasy world including Khorinis and Tirith, and will have the… Read More

  • mobileAct Unsigned Contest Launches in the U.K.

    mobileAct Unsigned Contest Launches in the U.K.


    Are we facing another British musical invasion? Not quite, but the upcoming “mobileAct Unsigned” local music marketing campaign was officially unveiled today in London, and there has been buzz by the organizers that this could introduce a new crop of thus undiscovered talent. But before you expect to hear the next Oasis or Manic Street Preachers, let’s take a second to… Read More

  • Mobile Viewers Open to Ads

    Mobile Viewers Open to Ads


    While many people go out of their way to avoid advertising on TV, either by using DVRs to fast forward through the commercials, or by using that time to hit the bathroom and/or kitchen, many mobile TV viewers are actually willing to watch the ads on their phones. According to a new study by Telephia nearly half of the mobile video subscribers polled said that they were willing to view ads… Read More

  • Crown Castle Pulls Mobile TV Plug

    Crown Castle Pulls Mobile TV Plug

    Mobile TV in America is facing another setback. Crown Castle International has posted on its Web site yesterday that the spectrum used for Modeo will be leased to two private equity firms for $13 million a year. The tower operator has pulled the plug on Modeo, the mobile TV service based on the DVB-H standard. Crown Castle will lease the U.S. nationwide 1670-1675 MHz spectrum it used for Modeo… Read More

  • Nokia Buys Twango

    Nokia Buys Twango

    Nokia looks to be branching out beyond mobile handsets, reported the Wall Street Journal. Nokia Corp. announced yesterday that it had bought online photo- and video-sharing start-up Twango. The exact size of the deal wasn’t disclosed, but the Journal reported that it was likely less than $100 million. Five former Microsoft senior managers founded Twango in 2004, and the company currently… Read More

  • NewsGator Comes to the iPhone

    NewsGator Comes to the iPhone

    Buying an iPhone has started becoming the ticket to an exclusive club for a private web of specially crafted applications. iPhones are getting their own chat, chess, and dating applications. Now iPhone owners can sit back, sip their latte, and enjoy yet another delicious iPhone app from NewsGator. RSS reader NewsGator has released an iPhone version of their product today. Now when iPhone users… Read More

  • AOL Gets Its Ad Network, Too

    We hear that AOL will announce the acquisition of New York-based Tacoda this morning, a behavior targeting advertising company that was founded in 2001. The deal size, which we haven’t had confirmed, is likely far smaller than Microsoft’s $6 billion for aQuantive, Yahoo’s $680 million for RightMedia, or Google’s $3.1 billion for DoubleClick. The price might be low… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Drive of the Navigator Edition

    Daily Crunch: Drive of the Navigator Edition

    Sprint, Trimble Outdoors Bundle Up Some GPS Goodness
    TomTom To Purchase Tele Atlas
    XM and Sirius To Offer Cheap A La Carte Offerings
    Nokia N75 Review
    Help-Key: How to Take Non-Sucky Digital Photos Read More

  • UGO Acquired By Hearst, Should Be Announced Today

    UGO Acquired By Hearst, Should Be Announced Today

    We got a tip earlier this evening that Hearst acquired New-York based UGO and will announce the deal tomorrow. It sounds like Forbes got a tip as well, and a better one: they’re saying the price should be around $100 million. UGO is a popular new media site that was founded in 1997 and, according to Forbes, is generating around $30 million/year in revenue. They spring up in rumors often as… Read More

  • Snimmer – Test It If You Dare

    Newly-launched Snimmer has a glimmer of a great idea, but don’t test it unless you are very careful and/or prepared to apologize to your instant messaging contacts all evening. I wasn’t. Like Meebo and eBuddy, Snimmer is a web-based instant messaging service. Unlike those services, however, Snimmer is also a social network, allowing users to upload bio information, photos, and… Read More

  • Jaxtr Posts Some Big Numbers, But Not Because of Social Networking Sites

    Jaxtr Posts Some Big Numbers, But Not Because of Social Networking Sites

    VOIP calling service Jaxtr just celebrated doubling their previous number of registered users to in the past 27 days, totaling 500,000 users. Jaxtr doubled its membership since launch back in March, now adding over 12,000 users a day. More than 800,000 people have used the service to make calls since they launched. Jaxtr isn’t like other VOIP companies which seek to replace your… Read More

  • Yahoo Design Week: Orgasming Flowers and Space Invaders

    Yahoo Design Week: Orgasming Flowers and Space Invaders

    Yahoo Design Week started today. The week brings a handful of young design students to Yahoo’s corporate campus to show off their final projects to a crowd of press and employees. The students are from a variety of backgrounds and geographies, some coming from as far away as the Indian Institute of Technology and the Academy of Media Arts in Germany. Joy Mountford has been running… Read More

  • Slideshare Adds Audio Synchronization

    https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/slideshare-audio/ssplayer.swf?id=29225&doc=ajax-vs-flash-whats-right-for-you-29514 We first wrote about Slideshare when it launched last October. It provides a useful service by allowing users to upload and share powerpoint presentations. Tomorrow they’ll announce a much-requested feature – synchronization of audio files with slides. This is a… Read More

  • Nokia N75 Review

    Nokia N75 Review

    I’ve never understood the appeal of owning a mobile phone that plays and stores music. It may sound weird, but I’d much rather pack around my MP3 player and mobile phone rather than carrying around one device that does it all. Of course there are days when I curse myself for not bringing along my bag because having keys, a wallet, oversized mobile phone and MP3 player can become… Read More

  • Get The Newspaper On Your iPhone Free For A Month

    Get The Newspaper On Your iPhone Free For A Month

    If you love newspapers but hate inky fingers and creepy delivery people, you might be interested in taking a gander at NewspaperDirect’s PressDisplay.com Website. Touting “500 newspapers from 70 countries in 37 languages,” just as they appear in print, PressDisplay.com is now available free for a month for iPhone users. “The iPhone is the perfect mobile platform for… Read More

  • Amp'd is Done. Helio Surges

    It seems like the only way for virtual mobile operators (MVNOs) to get any news today is by shutting down. Amp’d, the high-flying mobile operator, is powering down on July 24. Or to be more accurate, they are “potentially suspending US operations on July 24th.” I guess TechCrunch could be suspending U.S. operations on July 24, too, but we wouldn’t be posting that unless… Read More

  • iPhone Death Watch

    iPhone Death Watch

    Those pranksters at PC Mag have come up with a completely scientific methodology that predicts when your iPhone will bite the dust. Cuz, you know, you can’t replace the battery on your own. The iPhone is slated to hold 80 percent of a charge after 400 charges, but I think the foul weather has caused our friends to eat some mushrooms and they’re boosting that number to 450 cycles. Read More

  • Roger Ebert Still Says Video Games Aren't 'High Art': Do We Really Care?

    Roger Ebert Still Says Video Games Aren't 'High Art': Do We Really Care?

    Today’s video games, be they mind-numbing wastes of time like Mario Party or story-driven, “interactive experiences” (I just made that pseudo phrase up) like the Metal Gear Solid series, are not art. Excuse me—they’re not “high art,” as defined by Roger Ebert, film critic and professional curmudgeon. Ebert, who upset fanboys last year with his… Read More