• Australian Government Sues Google For "Misleading And Deceptive Conduct"

    Australian Government Sues Google For "Misleading And Deceptive Conduct"

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Australian Government’s consumer watchdog, is suing Google Inc, Google Australia and Google Ireland for misleading and deceptive conduct due to deceptive Adwords ads presented next to Google search results. The ACCC alleges that sponsored links naming car dealerships appeared on Google that took users to the website of… Read More

  • Yahoo Launches Suggest Search Feature

    Yahoo Launches Suggest Search Feature

    Yahoo has launched a “suggest search” feature that automatically prompts users with suggested search queries as they type. The feature is said by Yahoo to limit the number of words a user needs to type into a query. By presenting similar queries a user is supposed to have a shorter search time and get to what they’re looking for more quickly. The feature is not entirely… Read More

  • WeShow: Human Powered Video Directory

    WeShow: Human Powered Video Directory

    New York based human-powered online video guide WeShow launched today. WeShow is not the first site of its type, but it does launch with strong backing. Investors include The Pilot Group (owned and managed by Bob Pittman, father of MTV and ex-COO of AOL Time Warner) and Bill Sahlman (Harvard Business School vice-dean and professor of entrepreneurship). The amount of funding has not been… Read More

  • MySpace – Still The King

    MySpace – Still The King

    I can imagine that all the Facebook hype is a little annoying to MySpace – which is still the largest site on the Internet. That may be some of the motivation behind the press release going out Thursday morning saying, effectively, that they are still the King of Social Networking. And they have some facts to back it up. MySpace is the largest site on the Internet in terms of page views… Read More

  • Shoppero Comes To America: Money For Writing Reviews

    Shoppero Comes To America: Money For Writing Reviews

    German social shopping platform Shoppero has launched an American version. The site combines consumer written product reviews, lists and user profiles with a revenue sharing model that rewards users for contributing reviews to the site. The German version launched 2 months ago and already rates in the top 3000 sites visited by Germans, according to Alexa. Revenue is made in two ways. Users get… Read More

  • $15 Million For Shopping Search TheFind

    Mountain View based shopping search site TheFind has raised another $15 million in a third round of venture capital, bringing their total capital raised to $26 million. Bain Capital Ventures led the round. The company previously raised $11 million from Redpoint Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Cambrian Ventures ($7 million Series A, $4 million Series B). Redpoint and Lightspeed… Read More

  • CozyBug: The eBay for Big Stuff

    CozyBug: The eBay for Big Stuff

    CozyBug launched today. It is best summed up as an eBay for big stuff. It’s meant for large items that people often sell locally because they’re too big to ship or are used and need in person inspection. Sellers get a mini virtual web storefront, and have the option to advertise their storefronts throughout the site. The site doesn’t support shipping goods and is meant to… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Sony is Ready to Play

    CrunchArcade: Sony is Ready to Play

    Traditionally known for the longest press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo Sony Computer Entertainment hasn’t been one to “leave them wanting more.” And despite the scaled back E3 this year the company still managed to have an event that clocked in a tad bit on the long side, but with plenty of great news it was worth every minute… almost! Here is a look at… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Nintendo Press Conference Report

    CrunchArcade: Nintendo Press Conference Report

    Today we continue our report from the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and while some of the news of new controllers and upcoming titles has already been reported, we offer a recap of this morning’s press conference from Nintendo. Normally a long winded and self-serving event this year Nintendo was streamlined and to the point. Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: A Quick Session With Sessions

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: A Quick Session With Sessions

    Sessions is from the old school, circa 1983, so they know what they’re doing when it comes to action sports gear. So pay attention. They’ve teamed up with RECCO, Skullcandy and Gore-Tex to bring you, the consumer, the best gear your hard earned dollars can buy. The SSC Co-op jacket, pictured above, has an integrated Skullcandy mp3 player sleeve switch that hooks up with, you… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Sprint Employee Referral Plan Open to All

    CrunchDeal: Sprint Employee Referral Plan Open to All

    Those of you who are looking to ditch your current wireless provider would be hard pressed to find a better deal around than the Sprint Employee Referral Offer (SERO). The basic gist of the program is that if you’re a friend or family member of a Sprint employee, you can get a big fat discount on a new phone and line of service. All you need is the e-mail address of a Sprint employee… Read More

  • Top 50 Copyrighted Videos Google is Pirating

    Top 50 Copyrighted Videos Google is Pirating

    It’s no secret that the net is a multi-headed hydra of piracy. When a video gets taken down place, it often pops up somewhere else. P2P applications, torrenting, and news groups have long served up copyrighted content to those in the know. Sometimes DMCA notices are respected, other times companies get sued into oblivion (e.g Napster). However, new web sites are making it even easier… Read More

  • Gears of War PC Edition Coming Home for the Holidays

    Gears of War PC Edition Coming Home for the Holidays

    Previously reported with a launch date of “eventually”, Gears of War for the PC has been tagged with a somewhat less murky launch date of “sometime holiday season 2007″ and a street price of $50. Lest you think that this will be a straight-up Xbox 360 port, the Windows version will offer five new campaigns, three new multiplayer maps, and an extra multiplayer game scenario. Read More

  • Wii Mario Kart Comes Out in Forever Plus Infinity

    Wii Mario Kart Comes Out in Forever Plus Infinity

    For those of us who have been impatiently waiting for Mario Kart to be released on the Wii, that wait is finally over. Almost. Actually, not almost. Not even close. Nintendo announced today that Mario Kart would hit the shelves sometime in the first quarter of 2008. What?! That’s in, like, a billion years. I’ll be old and grizzled by then. By 2008, I’ll probably have my… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Bern, The Only Helmet You'll Ever Need

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Bern, The Only Helmet You'll Ever Need

    Bern is a small time outfit doing big, big things in the helmet world and CrunchGear always roots for the little guy. Bern made a name for themselves at the Torino Olympics when team rider Seth Wescott won the Olympic Gold in Snowboardcross. Umm, OK? He was sporting a Bern lid that had a baseball-cap-like bill that is so damn cool. What’s great about Bern is that you only need to get… Read More

  • Nintendo's New Zapper: Hotness

    Nintendo's New Zapper: Hotness

    Nintendo today at E3 dropped a couple new hardware accessories for the popular Wii, including a steering wheel for Mario Cart, and a new Zapper. For those who might be too young to recall, the original NES Action System shipped with the original Zapper, which you used for Duck Hunt, and that’s about it. But Duck Hunt was great fun, and the Zapper became iconic. We’re hoping that… Read More

  • TVtrip's Multimedia Hotel Directory Gets $4.8 Million

    TVtrip's Multimedia Hotel Directory Gets $4.8 Million

    A month after launch, TVtrip has secured another round of financing from Benchmark’s European Branch, Balderton, and Partech, which will be announced tomorrow. Along with the financing they’ve also expanded their directory of hotel videos and added some more travel executives to their board. Their directory has moved beyond London and Paris, now including Germany, Italy, and Spain. Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With Orage

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With Orage

    I took a few minutes to talk to the folks at Orage and I’m glad that I did. The gear coming out of the Canadian Ski outfit is cutting edge and stylish. Team Rider TJ Schiller’s custom jacket is decked out with some neat features that let you stash your goods instead of lugging around a pack or renting out a locker. There’s enough room in the front zip for just about… Read More

  • PSP 2: First Images Emerge

    PSP 2: First Images Emerge

    The lucky dogs over at MaxConsole somehow got their dirty, dirty hands on some leaked pics of the forthcoming PSP 2 (that’s not it pictured above), and man is it a looker! Hit the jump to see for yourself! Read More

  • New Rubik's Cube Tinier and Easier than Nicole Ritchie

    New Rubik's Cube Tinier and Easier than Nicole Ritchie

    When I was a kid, we didn’t have a lot of money. As a consequence of this, when there was a highly popular ’80s toy I wanted, I would get the cheap discount store knock off. I have fond memories of my Megatorn and Optimas Prame action figures, not to mention Ha-Men and Skullater. I also had the not-quite-Rubik’s cubes. My favorite was a pyramid that wasn’t so much a… Read More