• How Can You Make Money From Web 2.0?

    http://www.viddler.com/player/6246c947/ How can you make money from Web 2.0 was the main question put to the Web 2.0 and Beyond: What Is the Business Reality panel at Microsoft Mix yesterday. Featured in the video is Frank Arrigo (Microsoft), Bryan Biniak (CEO Jacked), Tim Kendall (Facebook), Loic Le Meur (CEO Seesmic), Chris Saad (Particls). The responses from Kendall were interesting. Read More

  • Federated Media Weighing Its Options

    CNET is reporting that tech-focused advertising network Federated Media (which sells advertising on our behalf) is looking for a new round of financing. CNET is basing this partially on our previous report that they hired investment bank Savvian to represent them after they turned down a $100 million acquisition offer, plus a new source that says the company is looking at term sheets… Read More

  • Microsoft Blews Brings Back Memories Of Rocket Pops At The Beach

    Ok, so that isn’t an actual picture of the new Microsoft Blews news aggregator that was announced by Microsoft Research today, but tell me that the screen shot (see below) doesn’t bring back memories of eating Rocket Pops on the beach as a child (or wherever you ate them). But back to Blews. It’s a news aggregator (see Techmeme and about 45 others, including this gem), but… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Showdown at Cebit Edition

    SwissMiniGun is two inches long, yet fires 300 mph bullets
    ‘Swiftpoint SLIDER’ looks to replace your trackpad
    Too Far: The impending arrival of Crocs phone holders
    XM Led Zeppelin going on a break for some of this year
    The CeBIT bubble-boy Read More

  • Stop The Bad Guys: Haute Secure 2.0 Released

    Haute Secure, a service that detects and blocks malware for web surfers, released version 2.0 this morning. We first covered the company at launch last summer and compared it to Site Advisor, a similar company that was acquired by McAfee in 2006 for a rumored $80 million. Even last summer, though, Haute Secure went way beyond what Site Advisor offers. Site Advisor is a browser plugin that… Read More

  • Jangl Turns On Audio Ads

    Jangl is finally turning on a revenue stream across its network of social calling widgets, which reach a potential 80 million social networking profiles (the company hasn’t announced actual active users). People generally use Jangl to place calls or SMSs to other web surfers without exchanging your real number. The new advertising initiative is called Mobile Media Platform and provides a… Read More

  • Operation MySpace Has Real Tech Behind It: Debut of Kulabyte

    The Operation MySpace concert for U.S. soldiers in Kuwait next week (see ridiculous video below) is getting lots of press, but it’s all around who’s performing: Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Disturbed, Filter, DJ Z-Trip and Carlos Mencia. What’s far more interesting, in my opinion, is what they are pulling off technically – high definition live video streaming of… Read More

  • Google Analytics Data Sharing: Why Not Go All The Way?

    Google Blogoscoped (and the Google Analytics Blog) is reporting that Google is now giving users the opt-in option to share their Analytics data with other Google services, and/or in an anonymous, aggregated way in a new benchmarking service. This is certainly useful for some companies – particularly since Google is only making new services based on this data available to users… Read More

  • Brits Britproof Britain for Texters

    [photopress:1765772958_padding_protect_pedestrians.jpg,full,center] Further proving my hypothesis that Mr. Bean is not a character but just an average self-absorbed Brit, Brick Lane authorities have found themselves forced to try out padding the city’s lampposts because idiots keep walking into them whilst texting. I say let them bonk their heads. It’s the only way they’re… Read More

  • Post Mix Keynote Interview With Scott Guthrie

    I had the opportunity today to catch up with Scott Guthrie, Vice President of Microsoft’s Developer Platform and one of today’s Microsoft keynote speakers. In the video above we cover a range of Silverlight topics, from the SeaDragon implementation, through to the future of Silverlight. Guthrie wouldn’t confirm that Silverlight would be moving offline to become a full blown… Read More

  • Newertech's USB-to-HDD adapter does the trick

    [photopress:hddusb_1.jpg,full,center] Upgrading your harddrive is tough. Moving those files around and making sure everything copies is a pain and it’s time consuming. Newertech has something novel that might help, a universal USB drive adapter. Pretty much any IDE, ATA, ATAPI, or Serial-ATA drive of any size can become a USB drive with this adapter, which includes handy status lights so… Read More

  • Apparently the Apple store is a great place to pick up guys other than myself


    The ladies at the *Sugar network have discovered that the Apple store in SF is full of geeky single guys. I think that’s actually in the yellow pages description of the store, but they decided to investigate. As expected, the store was packed with nerdy, semi-eligible men and very few women on the prowl. They documented their foray into the wild world of Macheads and now you can learn… Read More

  • Video: Alternate ending for "I Am Legend"

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=184699 John Biggs wanted me to post this neat video for all of you to see, but since I actually haven’t seen the film yet, I don’t want to watch this alternate ending. Instead, I’ll write about what I imagine it contains. My, what a lovely lace doily! via Game Trailers Read More

  • University to provide an iPhone or iPod Touch to all new students


    These jokers are really upping the ante. Of course, unless they’re providing crippled iPhones, there’s going to be a whole lot of chatting going on in lecture. They say they’ll integrate them into the classes (answer quiz questions, watch slide shows, etc) but I am skeptical that a bunch of 18-year-olds will be able to resist the temptation of watching an episode of Aqua… Read More

  • Sprint offers free web-based phone call translation

    Oh boy, I gotta see this. Sprint’s offering its new “WebCapTel” service to people who don’t have trouble speaking but might be a little hard of hearing. The basic idea is pretty simple. You sign up for the service and register your phone number at SprintCapTel.com and when someone calls you, you can log into the site and have what they’re saying automatically… Read More

  • Tune In At 10 am Tomorrow For iPhone SDK Event Live Coverage

    Tune in tomorrow here and on CrunchGear for live coverage of Apple’s iPhone SDK event at Apple HQ in Cupertino. The event starts at 10 am PST. What do we expect will be said? Well, hopefully we’ll get an idea when the SDK will be available, since it really looks like Apple will miss their promised February launch. Apple is also saying they’ll announce “some exciting… Read More

  • Video: Skins Mobile is just a condom for your phone

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725759&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Biggs and I are boozin on some Penny Packer bourbon and educating all of you on how to protect your mobile device of any VD. Really, Skins Mobile… Read More

  • Expert: in 2013 you will record 10 channels simultaneously for 2 weeks, fly


    Some boffin over at Rice University has decided that five years from now, the capacity of DVRs will be such that we’ll be able to record HD video from ten channels at once, and keep it going for two weeks straight. That’s all fine and dandy, but what the professor has failed to take into account is that channel-based TV is on its way out even now, and the popularization of DVRs… Read More

  • Sony's slim new VAIO too big for its britches

    [photopress:vaio.jpg,full,left]Being the largest ultraportable is something of a dubious honor, like being the healthiest model or the least-convicted child rapist, but Sony wears it with pride, touting its new VAIO VGN-SZ750N/C laptop as just such a beast. And the description is true, at only four pounds, it definitely fits as an ultraportable in weight, but the 13.3-inch LED backlit… Read More

  • Is this the zzzPhone?

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    I just got out of a meeting with EcoCarrier.com, of whom I’ll post in the next few days. One thing that struck me immediately, however, is that these guys had a working 3-SIM cellphone with touchscreen and keypad called the Eco123 which looks surprisingly like a rebadged zzzPhone. While I wish neither of… Read More

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