• For Sale: Used Social Voting Site, Asking Price $300 Million, Goes By The Name Of Digg

    It seems like every other month rumors of Digg either being acquired or being shopped come up (see our November summary here). VentureBeat has word that Digg is getting serious about a sale and has hired Allen & Company to shop the site for $300 million. Investment bank Allen & Company has been involved in a number of high profile acquisitions and mergers previously, including Seagram… Read More

  • Jiggy: Roll yer own iPhone apps

    We just got a note about Jiggy, an IDE that lets you build and run Javascript apps right on your jailbroken iPhone. I installed it on my 1.1.2 iPhone and it seems to be working except I can’t save any files. If you’d like to add it to your phone, go into Installer.app — presuming you’ve already jailbroken your iFone — and add www.jiggyapp.com/i as a source. Then… Read More

  • The Phantom is actually shipping – the Phantom Lapboard that is

    The Phantom console has been a sort of running vaporware joke for years now, as many of you must know. So how weird is it that they’re actually putting out a product that looks kind of cool? Actually, to be honest, I’m not sure how it’s supposed to work – I can’t see myself typing with the keys at a 22-degree angle, but the device itself looks pretty solid, and… Read More

  • O2 loses the plot over IPTV

    Does anyone else think that mobile companies launching home TV services is a boring story? Various news outlets are reporting today that O2 plans to go head-to-head with rival operator Orange and launch its own IPTV service. A UK trial looms after O2 had a “successful” rollout with a 50 channel service to a whopping 70,000 customers in that hotbed of media, the Czech Republic the… Read More

  • Rumor: Canon dropping new DSLR?

    According to the Swedes and what they’ve interpreted from the Swedish VP of Canon, Robert Westin, Canon will be introducing a new DSLR on January 24th, which is a week before PMA, in case you wanted to know. I haven’t been following this rumor all too close since I’m a Pentax man, but new DLSRs from any of the big boys are always fun. The PB thinks it’ll be a… Read More

  • Quickbooks for Mac Deletes Desktop Files

    Users of Quickbooks for Mac are discouraged from applying the most recent software update. Upon applying said update, users are experiencing a glitch that states “not enough free disk space.” If the users clicks OK, then all desktop files are erased. If you find yourself in this position, you must force quit Quickbooks to avoid deletion of your desktop files. If you have Quickbooks… Read More

  • RotateMe, a free Symbian app to automatically rotate your mobile's screen

    One of the handy things about phones like the iPhone and Ocean is the ability to switch between landscape and portrait depending on what app, game, or media you’re using. Well, a nice guy named Samir has written up a little Symbian app that lets you rotate your screen using a hotkey or, if you have an N95, by turning the screen. Handy, that. And it doesn’t appear to break… Read More

  • Monday Fundings: Live Gamer Raises $24 Million, Streamezzo Raises $22 million

    Two decent-sized fundings were announced today. Paris-based Streamezzo raised $22 million in a C round led by a Kuwaiti investment group, NTEC. That brings the total capital put into the firm, which sells technology for mobile-TV and rich-media streaming applications, to $48 million. Other investors include Sofinnova Partners, AXA Private Equity, and Qualcomm. Live Gamer came out of… Read More

  • Hong Kong man leaves his kid on the sidewalk during marathon gaming session

    Those Hong Kongians must live in a crazy future world, because now even their vices are next-generation. Some truly serious gamer dad over there, upon learning that he couldn’t bring his 7-year-old daughter into an arcade, left her on the sidewalk for an hour while he played. He then came out and relocated her to an adjacent restaurant, bought her a drink, and went back inside for three… Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD DVD holds one-third of market

    The Inquirer today writes that the 360 makes up one-third of the HD DVD player market. A recently released report speculates that 750,000 HD DVD players are currently in homes and that 269,000 of them are of the Xbox 360 add-on variety. It still remains unclear whether HD DVD or Blu-ray is winning the war, but it boils down to several factors. Blu-ray is the better technology, but HD DVD is… Read More

  • New FireWire standard promises big speed increase

    Hey everybody, get ready to have your asses rocked by the impending four-fold increase in FireWire transfer speed. It’s gonna make you wish that you had your own crash helmet for some reason or another. Seriously though, I miss FireWire. Ever since USB 2.0 came out, I’m down to only one device that still uses the good old IEEE 1394 interface. It’s an old Canon GL1 camcorder… Read More

  • Jiggy: An Easy Web-Based IDE for iPhones

    Now programming your iPhone is even easier thanks to Jiggy. Jiggy is a mini IDE that runs right on the iPhone, making it essentially OS agnostic. You do all the programming via a Web interface and you code in Javascript with a few Jiggy/iPhone native calls. The code is fairly straightforward (here’s ‘Hello World’) and you can even add your own icons to the iPhone UI. This… Read More

  • Thule Trail: modern day Oregon Trail

    I have fond memories of the Oregon Trail game. What with the dysentery, hunting and accidental drowning of oxen while fording the river, it consumed much of my younger years. All of that and the fact that I’m from Oregon. Heh. Now, I’m not sure if there are other modern interpretations of the classic, but this caught my eye and I thought I’d share. Thule Trail replaces the… Read More

  • Startup parish news

    • BBC Innovation Labs 2008 has opened its application process to tech companies. The application process will close on 31st January 2008 and the BBC will let you you know if you’ve been successful during February 2008. If you were unable to attend the Labs Launch Days then you may find the filmed presentations helpful before you apply. • Are you an Irish Internet company? Irish… Read More

  • BitTorrent Is Now Streaming Movies (With Ads). But Where's The Good Stuff?

    For anyone who thinks that full-length movies on the Web are for downloading only should check out the Watch Now section on BitTorrent (you will need Flash Player 9 installed). Launched quietly on December 5 using its BitTorrent DNA streaming technology, Watch Now offers a few hundred full-length movies and TV shows that you can watch in full-screen that start a few seconds after clicking play. Read More

  • Apple store closed [Update]

    Maintenance or new product? Nothing special here. Free shipping for the iFones iCrap and a time table to ensure you get your gifts by Xmas. Move along, nothing to see here. Read More

  • Facebook Is MySpace With ADD

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/blipplayer.swf?autoStart=false&file=http://blip.tv/file/get/Wallstrip-Facebook106.flv%3Fsource%3D10 Pretty funny Facebook video by Wallstrip’s Lindsay Campbell Read More

  • CarCam Voyager preserves dashboard memories

    How many hilarious moments have you witnessed from behind the wheel of your car? Tens? Hundreds? Now imagine if you had a dash-mounted device that could record up to eight hours of video at a time and would preserve all these moments forever. Catch the physical comedy of the neighborhood invalid slowly traversing a crosswalk while the light turns green and everyone starts honking, laugh in… Read More

  • PS3 update to support DivX too

    The PS3 update we talked about a couple weeks ago is on its way and should be arriving in your big black box as soon as tomorrow. The readme describes the update as being released December 18th, and not only will it update the Blu-Ray firmware to v1.1, but it will add DivX and WMV support. I don’t think that means support for the cooler XviD and H.264 codecs/containers is forthcoming… Read More

  • Video streaming from mobile to Web the next killer app?

    Leading tech commentator Robert Scoble has gone mad for a new video streaming service for mobiles called Qik. It competes with Kyte and Seesmic but unlike those you do not have to wait for the video to be uploaded. Instead it streams the video straight into the site with a 5 second delay. To use it you download and install the client software – in Scoble’s case a Noka N95… Read More

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