• Zazzle Beefs Up Management Team With Former Fox Exec

    Still no confirmation on that rumored $30 million hedge fund investment (it happened, though), but Kleiner Perkins backed Zazzle is now beefing up it senior management team. Tomorrow they’ll announce that Jim Heckman has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer. Heckman was most recently at Fox Interactive Media; he joined Fox when his company, Scout.com, was acquired by them in 2005… Read More

  • EasySponsorship: DIY Fundraising

    EasySponsorship is a free online application that allows users to create their own online sponsorship/fundraising pages to collect donations from anyone from anywhere in the world for anything. Each user is given a unique web address that they can send to friends and associates as part of their fundraising efforts. Supported currencies are Pounds Sterling, US dollars and Euros. The service… Read More

  • iPhone Going To Be Expensive In Canada, Eh?!


    The long wait for the iPhone in Canada may be just about over, with the above unconfirmed ad suggesting that the phone will go on sale December 7 for $499 CAD. That’s $520 USD, $121 more expensive than the other side of the border, and worse still the phone comes with a three year Rogers Wireless plan as opposed to the two year plan for American users under AT&T. (via Boy Genius) Read More

  • Roll Your Own Widgets With OS X Leopard

    The latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system Leopard went on sale Friday, and aside from some reports of users getting blue screens of death, the release has been generally well received. Desktop widgets have always been a love them or hate them proposition for many users, and yet it’s a strongly contested market, with Yahoo and Google offering desktop widget platforms… Read More

  • IMThere Joins MadeIt As The Most Recent Attempts To Crack The Event Nut

    Any event based site is basically a social network – they are designed to allow interaction among friends to coordinate virtual or real world activities. The venerable Evite is still the king of online event coordination. None of the recent startups (renkoo, socializr, mypunchbowl and the deadpooled Skobee) have presented much of a challenge. And none of the event aggregators/search… Read More

  • Ridiculous (in a good way) LEGO stuff

    Hey is that a life size LEGO replica of Hans Solo frozen in carbonite? Indeed it is! There are some other pretty cool photos, including MC Escher’s “Relativity,” a 14-foot long Stegosaurus, a gigantic Loch Ness Monster partially submerged in a lake, and an even more gigantic aircraft carrier. Enjoy!  Awesome Lego creations [srsly cool] via Digg Read More

  • Link: 'Ten Absolutely Stupid Quotes By Steve Ballmer'

    Oh Ballmie. Poor Ballmie. Always getting hassled by the media. Some of these quotes are pretty funny, though. My favorites include: 3. "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches." 7. "Google’s not a real company. It’s a house of cards." and 8. "There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get… Read More

  • Flixster For Sale; IAC Interested

    Fast growing movie-centered social network Flixster has been making the rounds with potential buyers, we’ve heard from multiple sources. And IAC may have submitted a letter of intent in the last week or so. The San Francisco based company has had a meteoric rise since launching in January 2006, although Comscore suggests growth has stagnated over the last few months – worldwide… Read More

  • Bug.gd: Collaborative Search And Bug Solutions

    Billed as “humanity’s last remaining hope against computers” Bug.gd is aiming to build a collaborative search and answers database of computer bugs. The idea is simple enough and addresses a real problem. A user is presented with an error message, they search bug.gd to see if anyone has solved it. If someone has a solution great, if no one found a solution then not so… Read More

  • Leopard on a PC?

    Looks like the impossible — should I say Kim-possible — is possible. With the help of a patched DVD, you can now install Leopard on any PC, young or old, fancy or non-fancy. This means two things for Apple — they will sell more iPhones and copies of Leopard than they ever thought possible — and the world will soon see the might of a complete and fully operational… Read More

  • Complete 'Rock Band' song list revealed

    The final list of 45 songs for the November 20th release of Rock Band has been unveiled. There are 13 additional songs that can be unlocked as you progress throughout the game but only one has been outed so far — "Pleasure (Pleasure)" by Bang Camaro. You’ll also be able to download new songs every week. Rock Band: The Complete Licensed Track List [IGN] Read More

  • Seagate owners to get 5% refund on HDDs

    We don’t normally discuss class action lawsuits here on the Gear, mostly because we’re not fond of fostering the idea that lawyers can do good. In this case, however, you’re very possibly due for a bate for 5% from Seagate, if you’ve purchased one of its harddrives in the last six years. That’s enough money to get you most of the way to the Transformers DVD. Read More

  • Sell education-only Microsoft software, go to prison

    A Fremont, California couple have been convicted of selling academic versions of Microsoft software to people outside the realm of academia. Mizra and Sameena Ali, along with their accomplice Keith Griffens of Oregon City, Oregon, had been "forming front companies to buy tiny existing companies to gain access to the discounted goods. Prosecutors said the trio bought and sold $29… Read More

  • Low-res Zune album art quietly replaced by hi-res?

    Hot tip from Zunerama.com — apparently new high-quality album artwork is starting to show up on Zune players. A post by a forum member has been confirmed by other forum members with responses like, "YOU’RE RIGHT! They’re huge now! I opened up a song from Crystal Method’s Vegas album, and the artwork filled the entire ‘Now Playing’ screen (with my… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Fujitsu LifeBook U810 for $889.99

    The new-ish Fujitsu Lifebook U810 has been lauded for its relatively low starting price of $999 but ComputerGeeks.com has chopped $110 off of that, which makes this a great deal for anyone looking for a UMPC with a built-in keyboard and tablet-like abilities. It’s got an 800-MHz Intel A110 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 40GB storage, Windows Vista, 1024×600 5.6-inch touch screen… Read More

  • iPhones now two per person, cash not accepted

    The previous five-per-person, cash is a-okay policy for iPhone sales has been changed to two-per-person, leave your cash at home. This is in order to "discourage unauthorized resellers," according to the Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris. Almost a million and a half iPhones have been sold so far and roughly 250,000 have been unlocked so as to work on networks other than AT&T. Read More

  • Mobile Gaming News Roundup


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. Verizon Wireless and SkyZone Entertainment announced a partnership this week to provide South Koreans greater access to SkyZone’s mobile gaming archive. SkyZone offers a full lineup of richly textured 3D graphics and games that feature multiplayer connectivity between PC and mobile platforms. Read More

  • Do The Right Thing: Save An Alien (and this startup)

    If a Facebook application supporting Stephen Colbert can get 1 million members in nine days, then perhaps Save An Alien, an Israeli Facebook-only startup, can reach their goal of 10 million users in six months. I sure hope they do, anyway. Otherwise a bunch of cute little aliens are going to die. The plot line is straightforward: a meteor is going to strike an alien planet in six months and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: My Dinner with Mega Man Edition

    It’s about time: ‘Batter Blaster’ pancakes in a can
    Pointifying your ears enhances attractiveness, music?
    Mega Man carved into a pumpkin
    A costume idea I won’t be using, so you should feel free to Read More

  • Epson Joins Sprint: They Suck And Their New Website Is Stupid

    I’m pretty sure there are some consultants out there who are telling big, clueless companies that the way to engage with their audience is to engage with them on an interactive, emotional level. I imagine them saying “let’s bolt a few social features onto the product and engage with the MySpace generation.” Those consultants convinced Sprint to launch possibly the… Read More

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