• Yahoo Leak To Reuters: Tomorrow They're Going To Write A Very Stern Letter To Microsoft

    Yahoo leaks to Reuters that they’ll issue a letter tomorrow responding to Microsoft’s letter yesterday. In the letter, Yahoo is expected to very sternly reject Microsoft’s suggestion that its business is deteriorating. You ever see two guys in a bar pushing each other saying “come on, man, let’s do this”? Then the other guy says “come on, I’m… Read More

  • Jive Software Releases Clearspace 2.0, Acquires Jotlet

    Jive Software has released version 2.0 of Clearspace, its collaboration suite for businesses. The company is also announcing that it has acquired Jotlet, makers of online calendar software. Jive provides two products with the Clearspace name, both of which run on the same platform. The one getting upgraded is simply known as “Clearspace” and is used by businesses for internal… Read More

  • Major Google Announcement Monday Evening: Is It BigTable?

    Google is hosting the second of their developer events, called “Campfire One,” on Monday (April 7) evening. Multiple people have forwarded email invitations to me for the event, where Google promises they’ll be “unveiling another exciting technology” to the developer community. The first Campfire One event was held for thirty outside developers on November 1… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Rockstar Games + Mad Doc Software = Rockstar New England


    Rockstar Games announced on Friday the acquisition of Mad Doc Software resulting in the formation of Rockstar New England. The Andover, MA-based software company specializes in AI and networking and worked on Rockstar’s Xbox 360 version of “Bully: Scholarship Edition.” “The team at Mad Doc Software is extremely talented,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. Read More

  • Comcast, Twitter And The Chicken (trust me, I have a point)

    I’ve had a very odd weekend. First, I’ve taken a dozen or so phone calls from concerned relatives and friends over this NYTimes article. But a bigger issue is that the Internet was down in the house starting late Friday night, so I haven’t been online much. On Saturday I called Comcast, my service provider, and a recorded system said it would be back up in 30 minutes. That… Read More

  • Sprint delays WiMAX


    While Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Chicago are currently basking in WiMAX service, the rest of the country will have to wait even longer due to a delay by Sprint. Don’t jump the gun, folks. Sprint just wants there to be more WiMAX enabled devices to accompany the rollout.
    Sprint Nextel spokesman Jeff Chaltas anticipates “several more mobile WiMAX devices will be available… Read More

  • Samsung claims yet another world's first

    So-yeon Lee will be the first Korean to fly into space and accompanying her will be two digital cameras from Samsung. The NV24HD will be the first digital point-and-shoot to be used in space. A GX-20 (DSLR), twin to the Pentax K20D, will also join the fray. I hope they’re sending a slew of ultra wide-angle lenses with that instead of the kit lens. Both cameras underwent shock and… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: PSP games bought on Network Store decrypted, can be played on any system


    Flickr’d Seems some clever coders (or hackers, whatever you want to call ’em) have figured out a way to decrypt PSP games bought from the PlayStation Network Store. The code can only be applied to PSP games that work on said PSP (like, if you buy a PSP game then you can decrypt it using your PSP), but once the game has been decrypted, it can be played on any PSP running a… Read More

  • Photo: 150 apps open simultaneously on MacBook Pro

    So this guy insists he’s not lying. It’s a screen shot of his MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz and 4GB RAM) with 150 programs running simultaneously, smoothly even. He’s activated Exposé so that we can see all of ’em. I do not believe him, but then again, I’m a cynic. Always have been, always will be. I’ve got Mail, Adium, Safari, Firefox, iTunes, Linkinus… Read More

  • FlyTunes iPhone radio service now at 160 channels

    FlyTunes, the service that brings Internet radio to cellphones, has increased the number of channels it offers to 160. When it debuted last January, it had about 50 channels, so more than a 200 percent increase. The new channels run the gamut from news, talk and all sorts of music channels. Provided there’s at least one similar to Sirius’ Area 33, I’m game. Well, if I had… Read More

  • Facebook Chat Launches, For Some

    We’ve received word that Facebook has released its much anticipated chat/IM application to a few unspecified networks. The “pre-launch beta”, as Facebook is calling it, started sometime last night.
    InsideFacebook has some screenshots and a summary of their first impressions. If you’re part of a network that has been given access already, please let us know in the comments. Read More

  • German CrunchDeals: 8GB iPhone now only 99 Euro


    Flickr’d via a simple Google search of “apple phone.”
    T-Mobile in Germany is clearing the way for the 3G iPhone by dropping the price of the 8GB model to €99. The offer begins April 7 through June 30 with a 2-year contract dubbed Complete XL. Other plans offer tiered pricing for the iPhone. Does that mean the 3G version will hit July 1? The odd thing is that the price… Read More

  • Video: Ads appear only when you do

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/player/wpniplayer_viral.swf?thisObj=fo237277&vid=040408-19v_title Who’s ready for even more high-tech ads? Short on cash, the metro in DC will install a type of interactive ad, apparently already present in other public transportation hubs around the U.S. The ads only appear once you walk by. Once someone has walked past an ad, an… Read More

  • NYT: All this blogging will kill us

    A little meta for my tastes, but today’s Old Gray Lady has an article explaining how blogging will slowly kill all us bloggers. While I’m sure some of you would say, “Where’s the problem?” I thought it was neat to see the Times even acknowledge the work of some of us. There’s quotes from bossman Michael Arrington and some of my friends over at… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Car damage finally coming to "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue"

    This is something that’s bothered me from the first time I played GT2, and three titles later it’s finally coming. IGN interviewed Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo, and he finally confirmed that car damage will be coming as early as fall for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. IGN: We’ve held off from this, but surely everyone’s been asking about damage in Gran Turismo 5. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Student discounts on Pentax equipment

    Pentax has announced the “Student Photography Program” to help budding photographers get the right equipment at a discounted rate. All you need to do to cash in on the savings is: Purchase the PENTAX equipment from an authorized PENTAX dealer between April 1, 2008 and June 30, 2008 Complete a PENTAX Student Program form Students must provide photography class enrollment… Read More

  • Video: Duck Hunt skit

    It’s a toss up between this and this. Which is better? Read More

  • Stanford Launches On-Campus Venture Fund, SSE Ventures

    Countless startups, such as Sun, Yahoo and Google (as well as newcomers like Meebo) were started at Stanford, or by Stanford graduates. Now Stanford wants to help its students by providing seed funding directly, and in the process will get a little equity in those new ideas, too. Stanford Student Enterprises, a Stanford student association with several hundred employees and $13 million in… Read More

  • Europe Is Searching For Its Silicon Valley

    Over the past few days at the Next Web conference in Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to hang out with about 700 Internet entrepreneurs from all over Europe. The startup scene in Europe reminds me of Silicon Valley four or five years ago—hungry startups building Web companies on the cheap and products that scratch a personal itch. Swedish startup Twingly, for instance, wants to come up… Read More

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