• Rocketboom Moves to Blip.tv

    The popular daily videoblog Rocketboom is joining online video network blip.tv, which will now host all of Rocketboom‘s videos and sell ads for the show. Rocketboom joins a growing crowd of other top videoblogs that can be found on Blip.tv, including Wallstrip, TreeHugger TV, Alive in Baghdad, and Goodnight Burbank. As with most of those shows, the relationship between Rocketboom… Read More

  • MuseStorm Debuts Widget Engagement Platform

    Silicon Valley/Israel based MuseStorm will launch a new end-to-end widget syndication platform today at the DEMO conference. The new offering which MuseStorm is officially dubbing a “content engagement platform” provides four widget syndication aspects: Authoring, Distribution, Analytics & Monetization. The highlight of the platform is the authoring functionality. First, it… Read More

  • Attendi Wants to Search Inside Your Head

    As if the more than 20 billion Web pages out there aren’t enough, a new startup coming out of stealth mode today called Attendi has come up with a new twist on “people search.” This is not to be confused with the type of people search that Facebook is getting into (actually searching for people—see also Spock, Wink, Zoominfo, WikiYou and PeekYou), or the type of… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Empty Bar Edition

    Super Mario Mushrooms Contain Candy, Not Roids
    Sound Burger: Portable Record Player
    Coca-Cola Develops Self-Cooling Soda Bottle
    Triops Digital Camera: Go Ahead, Throw It Into The Air For Unique Photos
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  • Mig33 Moves To The U.S.

    We’ve been keeping an eye on the mobile social networking world covering companies such as Zyb, Mocospace, Aka-aki, imity, meetmoi, mobiluck. See our roundup post here. Most of the innovation is occurring outside of the U.S., particularly in Europe. That’s why it’s no surprise to see yet another success story, Mig33, originate outside of the U.S. (the company was founded… Read More

  • Google Prepping A Second Life Competitor?

    Rumors of a Google powered virtual world based on Google Earth surfaced in January; today there is word that Google may be testing their virtual world at Arizona State University (ASU). According to Google Operating System, ASU students have the opportunity to test a new product “that will be publicly launched later this year” by “a major Internet company” that is… Read More

  • Blyk launches ad-based mobile network

    Blyk, the mobile virtual network operator offering free phone call minutes and messaging in return for sending customers advertising, launches in the UK today. Renting airtime from France Télécom’s Orange network and targeting only 16-to 24-year-olds, the network will target the ads based on a detailed profile customers will fill out on their website. It’s ironic timing. MySpace… Read More

  • T-Mobile Releases Blackberry Curve 8320, First Hands On

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  • Minti: Parenting Advice For The UGC Generation

    Minti offers a collaborative parenting advice service that ignores the one-to-many we know best style service that is the norm in this space, and instead empowers individuals to share their stories and experience. As Michael Arrington wrote his initial review of the site in March 2006, the overall concept of Minti isn’t entirely new. As a service it sits somewhere between an advice site… Read More

  • Hands-On With Latest Smart Phone Offerings


    Left to right: AT&T 8925, Verizon XV6800, Verizon i760 Check out these shots of the hottest new smart phones for Verizon and AT&T by way of Mobility Today. The phones are really nice looking and all sport WinMo6, slide out QWERTY keyboards, and beautiful screens. The release details on these bad boys aren’t set in stone as of yet but we’ll keep you posted. In the mean time… Read More

  • T-Mobile Kiosk: We Unlock iPhones!

    We can only imagine the stifled giggles brought on by this pic taken at an authorized T-Mobile reseller in Newport Beach, CA. This isn’t nearly as funny though considering it isn’t at an actual T-Mobile store but if this isn’t a kick in the nuts I don’t know what is. Apple and AT&T won’t be very happy. Are they ever? Oh Look, T-Mobile Unlocking iPhones! Read More

  • $100 Laptop, Only $400

    Everybody’s been talking about the so called $100 for about two years now and finally you can get your hands on one. Just as long as you send one to a no good kid as well. Besides the fact that you can get a fairly decent Compaq for about the same price, this is a great idea. It’s a good way for OLPC to get their little green notebook into the hands of technologically deprived kids… Read More

  • Super Mario Mushrooms Contain Candy, Not Roids

    Ever feel the need for a power-up after a long days work? Fighting ghosts, collecting coins, and going down pipes sure takes a hell of a lot out of you. Whether you’re in need of a boost or a 1UP, these three dollar ‘shroomz will take care of it. Alright so it’s actually just candy in a really cool plastic container with flavors corresponding to the color of the mushroom… Read More

  • AOL Quietly Cans Weblogs Inc Life Sciences Blogs

    AOL quietly canceled the Life Sciences blogs of Weblogs Inc last week, bringing the total number of blogs canceled to 60% higher than the number of blogs still operating. Blogs canceled included the Weblogs Inc titles The Cancer Blog, The Diabetes Blog and The Cardio Blog. No official statement was made by AOL/ Weblogs Inc regarding the decision, and unlike previous cancellations the blogs… Read More

  • New Gmail User Interface And Features In The Works?

    Via a small slip-up in information security Google has clued everyone in on some new features which are being developed for the popular Gmail service. Google had a good idea what with letting normal users translate bits of text in order to save themselves the time, money, and effort, however they should probably stick to translating company information by themselves. Lest phrases such as… Read More

  • Asus EeePC: Dissected, Reviewed In Russian

    By now you’ve probably heard all about the Asus EeePC, an awesome $250 UMPC/laptop which is set to take the mobile computing market by storm sometime this year. Well some Russian folk got their hands on a review unit and shortly after snapping a few pics of the exterior tore into the bad boy to have a closer look. The Eee sports a 900mhz Celeron and a generous 512MB of RAM along with a… Read More

  • Breaking: Online Backup Startup Mozy Acquired By EMC For $76 million

    Online storage startup Mozy, headquartered in Utah, has been acquired by EMC Corporation, a public storage company with a nearly $40 billion market cap. EMC paid $76 million for the company, according to two sources close to the deal. We first covered Mozy in January 2006 as part of an overview of the current generation of online storage solutions. The company has a dead simple way for users… Read More

  • Acebucks Gets $1.5 Million For Virtual Facebook Currency

    Acebucks, the maker of a virtual currency for Facebook has raised a $1.5 million round of investment. AceBucks was originally purchased by Michael Lazerow to form Buddy Media, whose investors include Howard Lindzon, Peter Thiel, Mark Pincus and James Altucher. Acebucks is a virtual economy that pays users Acebucks for installing applications and referring their friends (kind of like a… Read More

  • Visible Technologies Takes A $12 Million Series B

    “Social Media”, the name given to all the thoughts and media the public exchanges online, has boomed over the past couple of years, largely unbeknownst to corporations these conversations sometimes concern. Case in point was media pundit and blogger Jeff Jarvis’ lengthy ordeal with Dell’s customer service, to the detriment of Dell’s reputation. Many more lesser… Read More

  • Ning Milestone: 100k Social Networks

    Ning will cross a sizeable milestone this weekend: 100,000 user created social networks on the platform (including this one). That’s up from just 30,000 in February when they launched a new version of the service. The company is also saying that page views have been growing 40% month over month over the summer. Ning recently raised a $44 million round of financing after two… Read More

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