• Sony to get in on the Mobile Game

    Sony to get in on the Mobile Game

    Sony is looking for a new gaming arena it seems. While the company has dominated in the living room with the PlayStation 3, there have been struggles with the PlayStation Portable handheld system. Now Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is looking to make a different move for the portable space, with a move into mobile games. The company has hired Balir Blugan, former THQ Wireless executive… Read More

  • Consumers not Embracing Mobile Banking

    Consumers not Embracing Mobile Banking

    Banking isn’t catching on with U.S. consumers reports PC World. Speaking at conference in Boston on Thursday Tower Group Inc. analyst Bob Egan said that the idea of doing banking on a mobile phone, whether it is moving funds or paying bills is still a novelty. Only some 400,000 people in the country, out of nearly 240 million mobile phone users, are actually doing banking on their handsets. Read More

  • iLoop Mobile and Third Screen Media Partnership

    iLoop Mobile and Third Screen Media Partnership

    Mobile innovator iLoop Mobile, a technology and services company for interactive, text-based mobile marking and content distribution, has announced a strategic partnership with Third Screen Media, provider of mobile advertising software and services. This agreement will allow marketers, content owners and enterprises using the iLoop Mobile mFinity platform to have access to Third Screen… Read More

  • E-Mail Service Providers Consider Mobile Delivery Standards

    E-Mail Service Providers Consider Mobile Delivery Standards

    E-mail standardization is an issue that still needs to be addressed reports ClickZ News today. The growth of the mobile Web, the story adds, has many implications that e-mail service providers must consider, such as how the actual e-mail appears on mobile devices. The lack of standards continues to cause problems for rendering HTML and rich media, meaning that mobile users must get readers… Read More

  • Oberon Media Buys I-Play

    Oberon Media Buys I-Play

    New York-based Oberon Media has acquired London-based mobile game provider I-Play, reports mocoNews. Details of the transaction have not been disclosed, but the deal is expected to close at the end of June. I-Play’s business model involved porting games across different handsets and carriers, and will this will likely be integrated with the Oberon’s own platform. The New York… Read More

  • AskMeNow Mobile Search for Wikipedia

    AskMeNow Mobile Search for Wikipedia

    Ask and thou shall receive, especially if the information you’re looking for happens to be on Wikipedia. AskMeNow, Inc. has announced an agreement with Wikimedia Foundation to provide mobile search for Wikipedia, the user-generated online encyclopedia. The companies have announced a preliminary agreement to introduce a natural language desktop search, and following this will also launch… Read More

  • Third Screen Cinema Looks for Mobstars

    Third Screen Cinema Looks for Mobstars


    Sure you can shoot video footage with your handset, but what are you doing with it? If you’re in South Africa, you could show your stuff as the ultimate indie filmmaker. This month a new contest is running, called Mobstars, and it is aimed at innovators in the mobile video space. Submissions can be made online, where the field will be narrowed to the 10 best mobile filmmakers, whose… Read More

  • Send Digital Photos to a Mobile

    Send Digital Photos to a Mobile

    There are already plenty of methods for getting photos off a handset and onto the Web or PC, but what if you want to go the other route? Everyone takes along a phone, plus if you have a really good photo of your kid, cat or car it’s likely to be better than what most camera phones can take. Pictavision MediaShare from Exclaim is a new handy-dandy browser plug-in application, which gives… Read More

  • Sproose: Human Powered Search Meets Digg

    Sproose: Human Powered Search Meets Digg

    Asking how many ways you can make a search engine is like asking how many ways you can scramble an egg, there are a number of different ways and although it’s not rocket science you can still end up with something inedible. People powered search is the trendiest of egg scrambling search engine recipes at the moment. Service such as ChaCha have contractual employees answering search… Read More

  • There Is A Rock Paper Scissors World Championship

    There Is A Rock Paper Scissors World Championship

    The greatest strategists from around the world will gather in Toronto October 13 for the right to become the champion of champions. The 2007 World Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) Champion! It turns out that the 2007 International World RPS Championships are being organized by some folks in the Web 2.0 business who attended Mesh in Toronto this week. Despite the initial OMG! factor, Rock Paper… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Jailbait Edition

    Daily Crunch: Jailbait Edition

    Google Sort of Enables Face Recognition When Searching Images
    Sex Messaging: The Silent Booty Call
    First Single From New Prince Album Available From Verizon Wireless
    It’s An Exploding Golf Ball (With a Condom Inside)
    Google Maps Zoom Magic Uncovered Read More

  • Parallels 3.0: Another Compelling Reason To Buy A Mac

    Parallels 3.0: Another Compelling Reason To Buy A Mac

    The hardest thing for a Windows user wanting to make the switch to Apple is having software and games that won’t run on a Mac. Likewise OSX is deficient as a gaming platform. Parallels has long bridged the Windows/ Mac divide by providing Windows support from the Mac desktop. The upcoming version of Parallels, Desktop for Mac 3.0 bridges the gap like no release before it. New… Read More

  • Cell Phone Submitted Classified Listings: iqzone

    Cell Phone Submitted Classified Listings: iqzone

    Scottsdale, Arizona based iqzone has a solution for those seeking to sell items on the go: cell phone submitted classified listings. Iqzone’s “Snap Send Sell” feature allows users to take a photo or video clip of any product or service, text a description and send as a Multimedia (MMS) message to iqzone. Iqzone then categorizes and adds the listing on iqzone.com as well as… Read More

  • Fix8 Brings Computer Generated Animation To The Webcam

    Fix8 Brings Computer Generated Animation To The Webcam

    Sherman Oaks company fix8 brings the world of computer generated animation to the webcam with software being pitched as “User-Generated Reality”. fix8 combines video, animation and instant messaging that allows users to create their own partial or full custom avatars that mimic human movement. At the heart of fix8 is H.E.A.R.T. (Human Expression Analysis and Rendering… Read More

  • Apple Opens Online Outlet

    Apple Opens Online Outlet

    Seriously, I can’t stop blogging about Apple’s goings-ons this week. And it’s not my fault, the company just keeps doing stuff. I can’t keep up. Take, for example, the quiet launch of a new store on Apple’s website. Gone is the “Hot Deals” section, being replaced by the Apple Outlet. It serves the same general purpose as the Hot Deals section of the… Read More

  • A Stupid, Insane Mac Rumor We're Starting Right Here: New Macs to Ship With Vista

    A Stupid, Insane Mac Rumor We're Starting Right Here: New Macs to Ship With Vista

    [Update, 05-31-07, 2:37PM PST] So some other famous bloggers and I were discussing this unlikely rumor, and we started to realize something: With core elements of Vista in place on Intel hardware, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to imagine OS X running Windows apps. Then, by chance, I ran across this article at Mac Daily News posits the very idea, and that this could be the way big… Read More

  • The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You

    The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You

    RealNetworks have annonuced a new version of RealPlayer that includes one-click video ripping. The free downloadable video player will allows users to save and organize video files in all major formats including Flash, QuickTime, RealMedia and Window Media and will support video ripping from sites such as YouTube, Google, Yahoo!, Brightcove, AOL and The New York Times. The ability to rip… Read More

  • It's An Exploding Golf Ball (With a Condom Inside)

    It's An Exploding Golf Ball (With a Condom Inside)

    If someone could explain why or how this is funny, on some level other than a base one, I’d be thankful. It’s one of those exploding golf balls, but at its center, it’s got a condom. Not a wrapped up one, which you could later use to avoid getting The Herp from the course hooker in the pro shop, but rather, ya know, just a condom. Supposedly it just flies out when the… Read More

  • M-Audio Torq Mixlab Revisited

    M-Audio Torq Mixlab Revisited


    You may recall awhile back I reviewed M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab setup for DJs. I love it and think it’s great software, but I only spent so much initial time using it then took a break. This past week, I’ve been playing with it for hours on end and have started to really get mixing well down again. To showcase how well Torq Mixlab works, I’ve made a decent 45-minute… Read More

  • First Single From New Prince Album Available From Verizon Wireless

    First Single From New Prince Album Available From Verizon Wireless

    The man in purple has announced that his first new single, “Guitar” from the upcoming “Planet Earth” album, has arrived. Fans can get the single starting today when they use Verizon Wireless’ free new V CAST Song ID to identify the single. To get the track you’ll have to download the Song ID app to a V CAST Music-enable phones, then from your PC go to… Read More