• Universal Roaming SIMcard from Adepto Telecom

    Travelers who frequently cross national boarders have to deal with a myriad of costs when using their cell phones. Costs for making and receiving calls can vary greatly between boarders. Adepto Telecom announced a Pay As You Go service that allows customers to use their mobile phone when they are abroad without incurring roaming, calling or texting charges. The One SIMcard system works in… Read More

  • Nsyght tries to crack the social search nut

    The trend of searching your social network for information is going to be with us for a while. Facebook is clearly interested in improving its own search engine to provide a relevant social graph for each individual. And others in this space include Search Wikia, Rollyo (search sites you trust) and Eureskster (customize a search a topic, and share and distribute the social search widget). In… Read More

  • Troubled Motorola to name David Dorman as Chairman

    Motorola, a company that helped bring the cell phone to fruition, has been struggling lately. To recapture world market share, Motorola will name former AT&T chief executive David Dorman to the position of chairman next month. Dorman will be named to his new position on May 5 of this year, after Ed Zander retires at the company’s annual meeting. Dorman will have plenty of work to do. Read More

  • CrunchNetwork May 1 Mobile Meet-up in NYC

    Sign up now for the CrunchNetwork Mobile Meet-up for free booze, prizes, and a chance to rub shoulders with the members of the TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and MobileCrunch teams. We’re holding it upstairs at Red Sky @ 47 E 29th St in Manhattan [Map]. Doors open at 7pm, May 1, 2008 and close whenever our booze runs out. The event will feature a special Nokia Demo Space with loaner N95s to… Read More

  • Yahoo Enters The Analytics Business By Acquiring IndexTools

    Yahoo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Tensa Kft., better known as IndexTools. IndexTools offers web analytics software with a focus on delivering a “highly customizable and scalable analytics platform.” The service competes with other analytics providers as well as Google Analytics and Microsoft adCenter Analytics. Yahoo said in a statement that… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: On Track Edition

    In the year 3000, your lights will look like this
    Music man: Laser harp plays pre-programmed samples, looks halfway decent
    These RoBoots were made for walkin’: Cornell walk-bot sets record
    Creative peripherals made fun and EAsy with Novint’s Falcon
    CMU’s snake robot: Coming up through a toilet near you Read More

  • Meetro Abandoned for Lefora, A Hosted Forum Solution

    Meetro is finally coming out of the closet with the hosted forum solution we anticipated last October, and it’s pretty much what we expected it to be: a white label platform like Ning except without all that social networking humbo jumbo, just good old fashioned discussion threads. The product, once codenamed “Makaha”, is now officially known as Lefora. The team behind Meetro… Read More

  • I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day

    Anyone who’s been reading this blog for more than a few months knows I’m bullish on mobile social networking. The space is wide open at this point – no one has created an application that has gotten enough traction to go mainstream. That’s partly because of tech limitations – browser based networks don’t leverage the power of the mobile device, and client… Read More

  • Amie Street Loves Prostitutes

    When you think of prostitutes, you usually think of vice and the dark side of the Valley, and not something most startups would want to be associated it. Independent online music service Amie Street not only loves them, they’re probably praying for more. In March New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s predilection for high class call girls was splashed across the media worldwide and… Read More

  • Adobe Launches Media Player, Adobe TV

    Adobe has launched Adobe Media Player 1.0 and a Adobe TV. Adobe Media Player is a cross-platform Adobe AIR application that offers content discovery and interaction. Companies that are offering content for the player include CBS, MTV Networks, Universal Music Group, PBS, CondéNet, and Scripps Networks. Adobe Media Player offers playback of streamed, downloaded or locally-stored video in… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Everything you want to see or know about Iron Man

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=32629 Sega’s upcoming “Iron Man” video game launch will coincide with the theatrical release on May 2 and I’m, well, pretty ecstatic. I haven’t been this excited for a comic book-based movie to come out since “Batman Begins” and I have high hopes for it as I’m sure most of you do too. We… Read More

  • Google Rips Down HuddleChat

    Google showcased HuddleChat, a real-time chat application, as one of many test applications (directory here) to show off their new Google App Engine platform last night. Some bloggers noted that the application was a rip off of Campfire, a 37Signals product. And 37Signals CEO Jason Fried used HuddleChat as a PR opportunity, telling ReadWriteWeb “We’re flattered Google thinks… Read More

  • National Instruments' Wiibot

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/817277&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ While it’s no Nintendo R.O.B., National Instruments is showing off a robotic arm using its proprietary control system that can accept inputs from… Read More

  • Network Solutions Hijacking Unassigned Sub-Domains

    Network Solutions is hijacking unassigned sub domains and delivering link filled holding pages for hundreds of thousands of sites. Win Betteridge runs GotGame.com and contacted TechCrunch with the details: For instance, app.gotgame.com resolves to a Network Solutions page with text links, including “Poker Tournaments” and “Texas Holdem Games.” The same is true of… Read More

  • First 150 apps in OSX, now 108 in Vista, and tomorrow? Crysis on Android.

    I think we all knew when this joker decided to run 150 apps at once on his MacBook Pro (actually close to 95, not that that isn’t a lot). A Windows fan has put up a video of Vista running 108 applications at once . Of course, not only has this been done before to similar reception, but it’s really an awful way of measuring anything at all, really. For one thing, it took about… Read More

  • The British are Coming: Carphone Warehouse to enter US market in 2008

    We know that Carphone Warehouse has an antiquated brand, being that almost nobody uses carphones anymore, but that’s not stopping the numero uno retailer of mobiles in the UK from crossing the Atlantic. Not only is the retail giant planning on invading the shores with its own stores, and store-within-a-store-type kiosks in Best Buy stores. In the Seattle area, we have a chain called… Read More

  • Video: NY Mets get Rickrolled!

    This is so awesome I kind of want to cry. Read More

  • Lenovo's 'IdeaPad U8' MID has a pretty nice UI

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fengadget%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F815984&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2F%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dbrandlink&brandname=blip%2Etv&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here’s something we’ll probably… Read More

  • In the year 3000, your lights will look like this

    Or maybe in 10 years or so. Designer Ingo Maurer has come up with a nice-looking lamp utilizing custom OLED panels created by Opto Semiconductors. The panels are quite small: 132x33mm, or a bit more than one inch by five. A few of them in his tree-like configuration would make for a bright and even lighting situation. The designer is very excited about the possibilities of the… Read More

  • Lending Club Puts Hold on Lending Activity While It Sorts Out Some Legal Issues

    Lending Club, a P2P lending service that started off as a Facebook app, has temporarily stopped accepting new loans and lenders. According to a brief “quiet period” note on its website: Lending Club has started a process to register, with the appropriate securities authorities, promissory notes that may be offered and sold to lenders through our site in the future. Until we… Read More

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