• Synchronize Your Browsing Habits with Opera Link

    Scandinavian web browser provider Opera will be announcing today a new feature that allows users to access their bookmarks and favorite websites list (called “speed dial”) wherever they go. Out of Opera’s three consumer offerings – Opera for Desktop, Opera Mini, and Opera Mobile – the first two will be able to natively load the bookmarks that you have saved to… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. CG Exclusive: Samsung F700-variant coming to Verizon Dubbs Maybe im taking crazy pills along with the morning cup o vodka, but I thought the F700 was an HDSPA phone, and verizon was an EVDO network. Then again, I probably missed the… Read More

  • Friendster Announces Developer Platform; Can You Say "Commodity"?

    Good thing we launched the CrunchBase widget, because you may need it to refresh your memory about a certain social networking company called Friendster that’s announcing its own developer platform today (okay okay, to be fair, they do have 50 million users and are very popular in Asia). Friendster’s platform announcement comes five months after that of Facebook and not even a… Read More

  • Worlds Worst Email App Gets Worse: Aircraft Simulation Meets Inbox

    We first wrote about virtual worlds meet email inbox provider 3D Mailbox in July when I called it the worst app ever. Subscribing to the adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity, the folks from 3D Mailbox have submitted their latest version for review by TechCrunch. Have you ever wanted to see you email rendered as an aircraft at LAX? Perhaps you want to use a surface to air missile… Read More

  • Mossberg reviews Leopard, I wanna review Leopard!

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 :( Read More

  • PodTech Heading Towards The Deadpool?

    Fake Steve Jobs aka Daniel Lyons has written that he’s heard that PodTech will be closing up shop with an announcement imminent. We can’t confirm the rumor although I have pinged Robert Scoble asking him to comment. If we get a response we’ll publish it. PodTech has taken $7.5 million over two rounds led by US Venture Partners and Venrock Associates. Rumors of… Read More

  • Introducing CrunchGear BFF

    We here at CrunchGear were thinking. We do that infrequently, preferring to allow our reptilian forebrains to react quickly and forcefully to stimuli. But we ended up thinking and we wanted to offer a forum or message board but didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing. After snapping at a passing fly, we decided to create BFF, a blog-like entity that lets you, the reader, post… Read More

  • Hands on with Sony Ericsson's goodies

    Hey, kids. How’s it going today? The fun doesn’t seem to want to end for me at CTIA, which is great for you, folks. I sat down with Sony Ericsson and they showed me a slew of devices that made me drool. It’s been quite a while since I lusted over any SE device, T68 ring a bell? So to see the K850, W910, Z750 and W960 in person was a real treat. Let the visual feast begin. Read More

  • Site issues


    Not sure what’s going on but we’re getting pretty regular site failures today. We’ll keep you posted. Read More

  • A Peek At CrunchBase

    Last Spring we quietly launched a new website in our network called CrunchBase. It’s a front end for our database of company information (address, executives/founders, funding info, etc.). We accumulate all this data about startups, but much of it doesn’t make it into actual posts on TechCrunch or the other blogs. And even when it does, it isn’t structured properly. So we… Read More

  • Facebook finally goes mobile

    I love Facebook, and I love the mobile Web. That is why I’m on my knees thanking Facebook for the new mobile version at m.facebook.com. It’s one of the best looking and most functional mobile social networking sites out there. From it, you can do pretty much anything you can do on Facebook proper; check your email, poke your friends, view photos, all of it. And it’s fast, so… Read More

  • Education-based Moshi Monsters preps beta launch

    Serial UK entrepreneur Michael Smith took the wrapper off his new startup, Moshi Monsters at Virtual Worlds Forum today in London. The world goes into private beta in a couple of weeks. Essentially, Moshi Monsters is Tamagotchi meets Facebook for 7-12 year olds, but with education thrown in. Your Moshi Monster is basically an educational tool in the shape of fully animated little monster. Read More

  • 'Unlimited' EVDO ends up costing Verizon $1 million

    Without grabbing a dictionary, it’s pretty safe to say that most people would interpret the term "unlimited" to mean "without limits" or "endless" or "we won’t cut off your service if you download too much stuff." Read More

  • Veteran Habbo hits 80m avatars, but virtual worlds are now a bigger game

    Habbo has announced it now has 80 million created avatars inside its virtual world. Finland-based Sulake Corporation launched Habbo in 2000 and it remains something of a Virtual World 1.0 aimed at teenagers. But it has since grown into 31 country sites across five continents. About 75,000 members join each day with each user spending 32 minutes per site visit, says Sulake. Founded by CEO… Read More

  • Liveblogging The Facebook Press Conference

    Facebook is holding a press conference at 2 pm PST to discuss and presumably confirm the Microsoft investment. We’ll be liveblogging the event here. Stay tuned. Call Notes Call is beginning at 2:07 pm Viveck Varma, MS, Owen Van Natta, Facebook, Kevin Johnson, Facebook, Brandee Barker, Facebook are on the call. Viveck is saying the press release below has minor errors and will be re-issued. Read More

  • Hands on with Sprint's LG Rumor

    Here’s a sneak peek at the Rumor, which I’m told arrived yesterday to the folks at Sprint. We’ll have a full review in the coming weeks. It’s tiny, feels so good in my hands and has a great keyboard. Nice job, LG. Read More

  • Facebook Takes the Microsoft Money And Runs.

    While the storyline would have been more dramatic if Facebook had spurned its current ad-serving partner Microsoft for Google, it is confirmed that Microsoft has won the deal. It will invest $240 million in Facebook and expand its existing relationship to international markets, according to the WSJ. (The previous advertising relationship was only for the U.S., now Microsoft is… Read More

  • Hands on with the Nokia N810

    I’m so thankful I found something worthwhile from this trip to San Francisco. Behold the N810 Internet tablet. It’s awesome. A very nice form factor that makes the N800 look like a fatty, fat, fat, fat. I wants it, too. Read More

  • Hands on with the Motorola RAZR 2 Luxury Edition

    I won’t lie. This phone is hot. I want it. I must have it. The babes will flock rather than run like they normally do. Yes, I know I cracked jokes about the Luxury Edition earlier, but it’s such a sexy piece of hardware. The faux snake skin isn’t half bad and the diamond-cut plating is well done. I really, really want it and it sort of makes me sick to my stomach. Read More

  • Rumor: Guitar Hero hardware won't work with Rock Band

    I don’t play Guitar Hero because I suck at it so I’m not sure why this is even such a big deal, but apparently it is so I’m letting you all know. There was some speculation earlier that axes from GH 1 and 2 would be compatible on Rock Band, but I heard that Harmonix isn’t down with that. In fact, they pretty much told he/she/it that it’s not going to happen. Why… Read More

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