• Blodget Says Facebook Is Only Worth $9 Billion, Hypothetically Speaking

    Putting a value on private companies is hard enough for insiders and venture capitalists who have full access to the company’s financial statements. When outsiders try to do it, even well-informed ones, it is nothing more than a guessing game. But it is nonetheless perhaps one of Silicon Valley’s favorite parlor activities. Today, Henry Blodget & Co. at Silicon Alley Insider… Read More

  • My Pee Pee Bottle: $10 well spent


    Do you have a kid? Does that kid pee? Pick up the My Pee Pee bottle from some insane people who feel that toilets are unsafe. February 2007, our then two-year old daughter, Sofia, contracted Rotavirus. Though she recovered within a couple of weeks, I was panicked. I became extremely fearful of all toilets and wanted to make sure Sofia had limited exposure to public restrooms. I was… Read More

  • How Much Is Twitter Worth?

    Yesterday CNET’s Charles Cooper reported that Twitter had signed a term sheet to raise $15 – $20 million in a new round of venture funding It’s fairly well known that they are out talking to VCs (it’s hard to keep that quiet), but our sources are saying no deal is imminent, and that Twitter is still meeting with potential suitors. The company has received a number of… Read More

  • Foxconn building 24-25 million 3G iPhones, basically confirms June/July launch

    Are you ready world? Because the 3G iPhone is on its way and its going to take you and your mom to the hospital to visit your grandma and it’ll feed your cat while you’re in Florida. Seriously. It’s that great. Foxconn thinks so at least, because they’re very proud to be assembling 24-25 million units this year, news I’m sure Apple isn’t very happy that… Read More

  • I hope our meet-up looks like this

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2FHowardRheingold%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F867302%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Howard Rheingold posted this great look at the Well circa 1989, back when men were men and men used ARPANET. Read More

  • Psystar OS X PC boots up but you can't use System Update


    This is not a video. Giz has some red hot video of a Psystar Open PC booting up into OS X. Apparently it works fine except for System Update which gets confused. The system profile thinks that the PC is a Mac Pro. We have one ordered already and we’re looking forward to enjoying some EULA breaking OS X action this week. We hope to be able to bring the Psystar to the meet-up, actually. Read More

  • AMD introduces 'Business Class' technology

    AMD is targeting the small- and medium-sized business pools with its “Business Class” platform, to be sold by a handful of AMD’s partners, including Dell, Acer, Fujitsu, HP, and Lenovo. What’s interesting is that AMD’s taking an open approach, so systems will be available with graphics chips by ATI, whom AMD purchased in mid-2006, but will also support… Read More

  • Xobni's Secret Project: Merge Outlook With Yahoo Mail

    E-mail startup Xobni may or may not be in acquisition talks with Microsoft (they say no), but they do have a nifty project up their sleeves that Microsoft would be interested in, especially if its proposed Yahoo deal ever goes through. Xobni makes a plug-in that super-charges Microsoft’s Outlook e-mail software by organizing conversations and people in ways that are much easier to… Read More

  • Reminder: May 1 CrunchNetwork Meet-up is GO


    Are you excited to be able to spend quality time with your favorite Crunchies? Want to get PHa drunk and give him a swirly? Require beer to keep from turning into a wolf? All of those things will be possible this Thursday at Red Sky at 47 E. 29th Street between Park and Madison. We’d like to thank our sponsors again and we’ll be going through the wait list names on a FIFO basis. Read More

  • Zoho Adds Macros and Pivot Tables to Online Spreadsheets

    Zoho keeps pushing the limits of what online productivity apps can do, It was the first to use Google Gears to create an offline version of Zoho Writer last year, for instance. And now it is adding macros and pivot tables to its online spreadsheet, Zoho Sheet. (Once again, it is way ahead of Google, which indicated last December it would not add those advanced features any time this… Read More

  • iMacs upgraded


    The new iMacs will have 2 GB of memory standard and the 24-incher is hitting 3.06GHz. Here’s the full press release: Apple Updates iMac Now with Faster Processors & Faster Graphics Option CUPERTINO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today updated its all-in-one iMac(R) line with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and the most powerful graphics ever… Read More

  • Sprint BlackBerry Curve appears in Best Buy ad

    The BlackBerry Curve 8330 has shown up in Best Buy’s May Mobile Buyer’s Guide for $199 with a two-year contract and service plan under $60 per month or $179 with a two-year contract and service plan over $60 per month. Existing Sprint customers looking to upgrade can get the Curve for $229.99 if they’ve fulfilled an existing two-year contract. Otherwise the regular price is… Read More

  • Fine living: The urban security suit

    This “urban security suit” looks like something that Dyson guy would invent. Its principle materials are neoprene and kevlar. Read More

  • Cellphones now treated as commodity; one-third of people ditch landlines

    People now view cellphones as a commodity, like coffee or sugar, and now buy them largely based on price concerns. That, and one-third of people no longer use a landline telephone, instead relying solely upon their cellphone. Those are the two big conclusions from a recent comScore survey, both of which seem fairly reasonable. As one of the comScore folks said, people generally see cellphones… Read More

  • Apple store down, but it's Monday


    Image courtesy of Dan Herron I know I just took a red eye from SF, but aren’t updates usually done on Tuesdays? Read More

  • Morgan Stanley's March Internet Trends Report: Social Applications Dominating

    http://static.slideshare.net/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=internettrends031808meeker-1209391940295284-9 Morgan Stanley’s Internet Trends report from last month takes a big turn from previous reports – the focus is nearly 100% on social applications and how they are taking over the Internet (Yahoo apparently read it). Key takeaways: YouTube + Facebook page views > Google or Yahoo… Read More

  • Sony BMG tracks go live on We7 via advertising

    Over 500,000 tracks from Sony BMG goes live on We7’s site today, following their first deal with the major label in March. Sony BMG manages act including Take That, Mark Ronson, The Hoosiers and Leona Lewis. We7 gives fans access to music for free by grafting a short audio advert onto the front of each track, with revenue going to artists and labels. Due to a registration system, We7… Read More

  • Nokia Reveals Three New Handset Models

    Nokia, the world’s biggest cell phone manufacturer, revealed three new handset models today. The new models were designed to compete in the very active market of mid-priced phones. This market is highly competitive. Nokia will start shipping the new models in the third-quarter of this year. The new mid-priced phones include the Nokia 6600 Fold, the Nokia 6600 Slide and the Nokia 3600 Slide. Read More

  • Akoha Raises $1.9 Million Angel Round To Build Online/Offline Game

    Akoha, a startup working on a “new type of multiplayer online/offline social game”, has raised $1.9 Million in funding from angel investors. The company won’t release details about the exact nature of their game until this Fall, but they have stated that it was inspired by “elements of social entrepreneurship, massively multiplayer and reality-based games.” As far… Read More

  • Twitturly Cracks The TwitterMeme Nut

    People who hang out on Twitter a lot know that quite often big news breaks there first. A recent example – when Chinese hackers took down SportsNetwork, the news was on Twitter well before we covered it. But so far, unless you’re lucky enough to be following the right people, and online when the news breaks, you aren’t going to necessarily see the breaking news. Services… Read More

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