• Wishpot: Social Shopping Goes Mobile

    Wishpot: Social Shopping Goes Mobile

    Social shopping site Wishpot went mobile this week with a product that seeks to extend social shopping to the bricks and mortar world. Mobile support with Wishpot allows users to save and share all “interesting things” they find by sending a text message or picture to Wishpot from their mobile phone. When online, users can later view saved items, research prices, view ratings… Read More

  • Breaking: UMG Will Not Renew iTunes Contract

    Breaking: UMG Will Not Renew iTunes Contract

    Not much info on these HOT SCOOPS, but Matt Drudge is reporting that Universal Music Group will not be renewing its iTunes contract with Apple. This means that the iTunes Music Store is going to lose a lot of tracks and customers will soon follow. With the iPhone just released, I’m sure Apple is going to beef up iTMS promotions but this could pose a major setback for everyone, both Apple… Read More

  • Jajah Targets iPhone Users with Application

    Jajah Targets iPhone Users with Application

    There’s a growing list of companies lining up to port their application to the iPhone’s Safari browser. Jajah is the first to bring their VOIP client to the new iPhone. iPhone’s standard contract isn’t cheap ($60 – $100/month). If you want to make international calls, you’d have to pay an extra $3.99/month and around 23 cents a minute for a call to the UK. Read More

  • Kevin v. Evan

    So I’ve had a week now to play around with Pownce, Kevin Rose’s (the founder of Digg, pictured left) newly launched Twitter killer. Twitter, which launched a year ago, was obviously used as the initial inspiration for the Pownce. They both allow users to sign up, add friends, and broadcast quick notes to people. The main differences: Twitter is mobile-ready, allowing users to… Read More

  • Bloops! First Anti-iPhone Rants Rolling In

    Bloops! First Anti-iPhone Rants Rolling In

    After months of hype and our own iPhone Love Parade AKA last Friday night, the first iPhonian complaints are starting to hit our tips box. First up, Mike: Hello and good afternoon, I just thought you might find it interesting that on the day after one of their biggest product releases Apple has decided to make unavailable their entire technical support department. I was wondering why they chose… Read More

  • AT&T Hangs Up on Business Customers

    AT&T Hangs Up on Business Customers

    Reader Jaci writes: I have eagerly awaited the release of the iphone. Read every article, watched the tv spots…waited with great anticipation for the new gadget that was going to be the most revolutionary product ever. As a loyal PC user for years, it is only through the ipod that I have come to accept Apple products in my life. I made sure to be on of the first people buying an… Read More

  • Google Faux Pas Retracted

    Google Faux Pas Retracted

    I’m betting that Lauren Turner’s job duties at Google will no longer include blogging. Yesterday she wrote an anti-Sicko (Michael Moore’s new movie lambasting the U.S. health care industry) post on the Google Health Advertising blog, and encouraged health care companies to look to Google advertising as a way to spread their counter-message. That didn’t go over so well… Read More

  • MyThings Tracks Your Things

    MyThings Tracks Your Things

    MyThings is a service that allows users to create an online portfolio of valued belongings. We reviewed iTaggit earlier this week; MyThings operates in the same space. Both provide personal asset management although MyThings is the more extensive offering of the two; MyThings took $8million from Carmel Ventures and Accel Partners in May 2006 and the funding shows. MyThings offers a integrated… Read More

  • Google vs Michael Moore

    Google vs Michael Moore

    In an interesting move, Google has come out against controversial documentary film maker Michael Moore’s latest documentary “Sicko” in a post titled “Does negative press make you Sicko?“. Lauren Turner of the Google Health Advertising Team writes: “While legislators, litigators, and patient groups are growing excited, others among us are growing anxious. Read More

  • iPhone Gets Put Through The Wringer

    iPhone Gets Put Through The Wringer


    Many of you, myself included, probably thought the iPhone wasn’t up to the challenge of daily use and abuse. The glass screen just screams scratches galore, right? PC World put their iPhone to a scratch and drop test. I think the results will astonish you because I sure didn’t expect the results they received. Read More

  • Everyone's Gunning For YouTube

    Everyone's Gunning For YouTube

    The focus and experimentation on IPTV is switching away from watching short clips on YouTube to watching full length shows on downloadable TV applications like Joost, Babelgum, Veoh TV , Netflix (which now has a Silverlight application) and others. YouTube continues to grow, but people are not looking to find full length TV shows there. That isn’t stopping the competitors from trying to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: iPhone Thump Edition

    Daily Crunch: iPhone Thump Edition

    Get a Free iPhone Condom if You Have an iPhone
    iPhone Accessories Aren’t Nearly as Exciting as the iPhone-Proper
    iPhone Madness Hits San Francisco: Clowns!
    Steven Levy Is Asked “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth”
    The AudioFile: Jacking Off the iPhone Read More

  • EXCLUSIVE: Transformers Footage from Last Night's Screening

    An anonymous tipster has given CrunchGear exclusive leaked footage of Transformers. We’re not sure where he/she/it got the footage, but it’s plain as day. This is the real deal. The lengthy video was taken at the end of the major battle scene and includes Bumble Bee, Megatron and Optimus Prime. The short snippet is the very end of the movie with Optimus Prime. The audio track is… Read More

  • Eventstreaming: The Seed Of A Revolution

    Eventstreaming: The Seed Of A Revolution

    An interesting thing happened during yesterdays iPhone launch and it wasn’t just observing Robert Scoble’s mastery of self promotion (in a good way of course). Thousands of people* who were not lining up for an iPhone, be that because they simply weren’t interested in doing so or as in my case were unable to due to geography, experienced the highs and lows of iPhone day… Read More

  • They Have iPhones In Seattle, Too?

    There’s no raining on iDay! No raining! A high-end product launch just isn’t a high-end product launch without getting the point of view of the man-on-the-street. So I’m doing just that. Watch this spot throughout the evening as we upload YouTube video live from the scene in Seattle, where NW nerds are lined up to be the first in line to get The Thing. And if you’re… Read More

  • Your Very Own iPhone For Only A Penny

    Your Very Own iPhone For Only A Penny

    There you have it. You too can have your very own 8GB iPhone for only one single penny. Gah! This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Apple iPhone AT&T Brand New In Hand 8gb 8 gb i Phone NR [eBay] Read More

  • iPhone Already on Craigslist: $1,500 for the 8GB Version

    iPhone Already on Craigslist: $1,500 for the 8GB Version

    It’s barely even been an hour since the iPhone officially launched but Apple’s wunderphone is already on Craigslist. Some dude in New Hyde Park wants $1,500 for an 8GB version while someone else in Manhattan wants $1,110 for 8GB as well. Hey, if you’re desperate enough, I guess… iPhone on Craiglist [Craigslist] Read More

  • Yep, The iPhone Sure Is Purtty…And, Oh, That's What That Slot Is For!

    Not that you people haven’t found a number of other hands-on videos of the iPhone by now, but here’s one more to add to your collection.
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  • iTunes 7.3 with iPhone Support Out Now

    iTunes 7.3 with iPhone Support Out Now

    Hit that software update button, pal, and get a fresh, clean iPhone-ready version of iTunes. yay! And a surprise after the jump. Read More

  • An iDay Retrospective With Snarky Captions

    An iDay Retrospective With Snarky Captions


    Mr. Spike Lee came out to support the Keep A Child Alive foundation. We know he’s just trying to get one himself. Nicholas and I looked to escape the chaos that is the 5th Avenue Apple store in fair Gotham to the more tranquil and pleasant SoHo location. It was everything you could ever dream and want in an iDay. Tons of tourists who have no idea what’s going on, but want to… Read More