• Match.com Expands Mobile Dating Service

    Match.com will soon let you keep track of your dates from your mobile handsets with MatchMobile, which will be available to users in the United States, the U.K. and Canada later this summer, and then to nine additional countries by the end of the year. The service will provide subscribers with text messages to their phones when they receive an e-mail from other Match.com users. For an extra… Read More

  • Customize Your Streaming Content With Buzzwire

    Today Buzzwire, Inc. (formerly 4th Media) announced that its streaming mobile media service is available as a public beta. This upcoming service will let users create their own customized program lineup and access it on their mobile phones. A formal launch with select carriers is scheduled for the fall of 2007. “Consumers are living mobile lifestyles and should have their media… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile to Lose Mobile TV Offerings

    As we reported last week Virgin Mobile was pulling the plug on Movio, the under-performing Mobile TV branch that was launched through a partnership with BT using the DAB TV standard. Now with the partnership dissolved it seems that Virgin Mobile will likely discontinue sales and production of the Lobster 700TV mobile handset, which had been the carrier’s flagship mobile TV device. Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Goes Rural

    Today Verizon Wireless announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Rural Cellular Corporation to further enhance the Verizon Wireless’ network coverage in markets adjacent to its existing service areas, and increase coverage by 4.7 million, and customer base by more than 700,000. The terms of the deal would have Verizon Wireless acquire Rural Cellular for approximately… Read More

  • Next Gen Mobile Tech To Boost European Growth

    A new report from research firm Frost & Sullivan predicts that next generation mobile networks, customized multimedia content and user-generated content could drive growth in Europe’s saturated mobile communications market. According to the study’s findings mobile operators investing strongly in next generation mobile networks and deploying HSDPA networks across Europe. Read More

  • Cisco and Click.tv?

    I picked up a juicy rumor this weekend that Cisco may have acquired Click.tv, a video annotation and deep tagging service that launched in 2006 and then shut down last month. When Click.tv closed down last month they said in an email to users “While I regret this shutdown, I am very excited by the reason behind it. You’ll be seeing Click.TV technology very soon doing *much* bigger… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Phone Swarm Edition

    Toshiba Gigabeat U103: 24 Colors, Oh My
    WD Upgrades My Book Line To 2TB
    Soundwave MP3 Player Unboxed
    Nokia N75 Review
    Presenting the BSOD Tattoo Read More

  • AimBLADE Mousing Brace For Cyber Athletes

    The AimBLADE is a German doodad that attaches to your desk and cradles your forearm while you manipulate your favorite human interface device. If you already know that you have no use for this product, you’re lucky. Read More

  • NowPublic Gets $10.6 Million For Crowd Sourced News

    “Crowd sourced” news network NowPublic.com has closed a $10.6 milion series A round of financing led by Rho Ventures with seed investors Brightspark and the Working Opportunity Fund participating. Crowd sourcing is part of the widely expanding “citizen journalism” category, which encompasses all the new ways non-professionals can participate in the news reporting process. Read More

  • The U.S. May Get A Free Mobile Service Before Europe

    We don’t know much about Indiana-based Mosh Mobile yet, but it claims to be offering free, advertising based mobile service to U.S. customers after they purchase a phone. The news comes as Amp’d, a high profile U.S. MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) has ceased operations after blowing through $360 million in capital. Blyk, a much anticipated MVNO in Europe with a similar… Read More

  • More Information On That Secretive Twitter Financing

    When Twitter announced a round of financing last week they mentioned most of the investors – an A list crowd that includes Union Square Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Marc Andreessen, Dick Costolo, Ron Conway, and Naval Ravikant. But they didn’t disclose the amount raised, even though it is customary to do so. We sniffed around and heard that the the company held a special… Read More

  • Validas to Help You Understand Your Cell Phone Bill

    It’s sad to say it, but it’s true: most cell phone bill are so complicated that it is nearly impossible to understand exactly what you are being charged (and perhaps over charged) for. A new site called Validas promises to make sense of the chaos, help you understand where you are spending money, and what you can do to lower your bill. It hasn’t launched yet, but there is… Read More

  • eSwarm: Group Buying Online

    Boulder, Colorado based eSwarm aims to bring buyers and sellers together with a model that is similar to bulk buying clubs. Buyers register for a free account then join current swarms (groups of buyers) or create new ones. Swarms can be focused on any consumer good, debt refinancing, pre-paid gift and debit cards and even insurance products. Sellers then bid for the business. The theory is… Read More

  • TechCrunch 9 At August Capital: Thank You for Coming

    http://www.viddler.com/player/4a41a3d2/ Well, it’s over. TechCrunch 9 At August Capital last night was a blast, with 900 or so people demo’ing products, drinking wine and, if the video above is any indication, looking for the man of their dreams. To be fair, Julia Allison, one of the women above, is a regular correspondent on Fox and her friend Meghan Asha works at a hedge fund. Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    It’s TBKE for this super Saturday, the 28th of July. Let’s get the ball rolling with a comment about the comments contained within the previous comments post… Amit says: “To comment on comments begets a commentary, doesn’t it?” It does, I think. Kind of like staring into a TV that’s hooked up to a camera that’s filming the TV. As Joey Lawrence… Read More

  • New York Times Reviews 'The Simpsons Movie'

    The New York Times has reviewed The Simpsons Movie and the verdict seems to be that it’s decent; akin to a long episode. Ask any die-hard Simpsons fan and they’d probably tell you that it would be impossible for such a movie to encompass every lovable facet of the show’s 18 seasons. I would think that this would be a good opportunity for Groening and company to make this… Read More

  • Q&A With Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime

    I’ve never met the man and I don’t know what goes on behind closed doors at Nintendo, but Reggie Fils-Aime seems like a pretty decent guy. In an interview with GamePro, the Nintendo of America CEO speaks candidly about the state of the gaming industry, Nintendo’s seemingly-eternal Wii shortages, online console gaming, and predictions for the future. Read More

  • World Series Of Video Games Tomorrow On CBS

    Get this. CBS Sports will air the World Series of Video Games at noon tomorrow. That’s right, smack dab in the middle of all the golf, baseball, and auto racing on the other networks. CBS, you’ve got cahones my friend. Wonderful, cutting-edge cahones. Kudos for taking a risk. If you were to tell someone ten years ago that poker was going to become a nationally-televised… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Nokia's Karaoke Ring Tones

    This week Nokia received a patent for more than just mere ringtones, but ringtones that can be modified with a secondary tone, or what they call “compound ring tones“. Oh yes, get all your friends to record singing to your favorite song as a way to know who’s calling. Details after the jump… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Flight Plan Edition

    Razer Upgrades Diamondback To 3G
    Qantas Upgrades Fleet, Now Includes Power and Wi-Fi
    Originally For iPod, iZap Battery Works Wonders On iPhone
    The AudioFile: The iPhone Is Eyeing Your Living Room
    iRiver Siren Digital Photo Frame Read More