• WorldTV partners with Qik for live video

    WorldTV, an online TV startup which lets users mix clips from video sharing sites and their webcam, is adding interoperability with mobile video broadcast service Qik, which itself just raised a $3 million Series B round. Qik users will be able to stream live video to WorldTV channels and WorldTV users can now broadcast live video from their mobile phones simultaneously on Qik and their… Read More

  • Launching CrunchBase in Europe

    The keen-eyed reader will have noticed that we are now adding database-style information to the ends of posts about companies. This is a widget taken from CrunchBase, the global database of startups from TechCrunch. Today we are launching CrunchBase in the UK and Ireland, and, by extension, across Europe. We’d like to encourage startups to submit their details to the database for… Read More

  • AOL Regroups Blogs, Launches AOL Tech Network

    AOL launched what they’re calling the AOL Tech Network this evening. It’s a grouping of existing blogs – the Engadget sites, Switched, TUAW and Download Squad, under a new tech content group. Unike AOL Games, AOL Entertainment and other sub brands, AOL Tech is being branded without “AOL.” A new link on the AOL home page links to Switched, which will now syndicate… Read More

  • YouTube Updates Layout, Now With Tabs And Statistics

    YouTube has quietly launch a new layout on video pages with a new tab focused layout and video statistics (pic above). The first change in the consolidation of Share, Favorites, Playlists and Flag into a dedicated tab driven box. The share tab expands out to give a more extensive range of sharing options which includes social bookmarking and voting sites (notably including Mixx), the ability… Read More

  • Holy crap, look at this weird-ass tandem bike

    Believe it or not, I’m actually not into the tandem bicycling scene. Not at all, to be completely honest with you. I don’t know if I’ve ever ridden a bicycle built for two. I’ve seen them. I’ve read about them. I understand that there are two riders instead of one. But beyond that, I’m just not into the tandem bicycling scene. Not at all. If you’re… Read More

  • In Another Surprise Twist, AOL-Yahoo Deal Said to Be Close At Hand

    Things are moving fast in the Yahoo-Microsoft drama. All the different forces are aligning for an endgame. The latest twist: The WSJ is reporting that Yahoo is close to signing a deal to combine with AOL. This at the same time that Yahoo is doing a limited test to place Google ads in its search results. Meanwhile, News Corp, which Yahoo once hoped would be its white knight, is said to be… Read More

  • Meebo Can't Get Their Price, Goes For Fundraising Instead Of Sale

    Web chat startup Meebo has been working with investment bank Montgomery & Co. for the last few months to either find a buyer or raise a big new round of financing. The rumor was they were looking for a $250 million valuation. A couple of sources have told us that eBay, Fox/MySpace and AOL all took a long look at the company, but ultimately passed based on the price and the fact that… Read More

  • News Corp Talking To Microsoft About Joining Yahoo Bid

    News Corp is said to be in talks with Microsoft about joining its bid for Yahoo, according to sources quoted by the New York Times. News Corp entering the mix may allow Microsoft to raise its bid, putting even more pressure on Yahoo to accept it. It would also remove News Corp as a possible alternate bidder for Yahoo. A combined Microsoft/ News Corp/ Yahoo would marry Fox Interactive Media… Read More

  • Crucial announces DDR3 Laptop RAM

    Good stuff. Crucial’s the first on the market with this notebook RAM; probably it’ll be snapped up by lux retailers like Alienware. I opted not to get DDR3 for my new desktop rig because the benefits aren’t really there yet compared with the advanced DDR2 RAM on the market, but for a notebook the benefits might be real. It does after all require less power and while I doubt… Read More

  • Native iPhone Twitter app: Awful nice

    Twinkle is a new native Twitter app with location sharing for the iPhone. That means you can twitter folks nearest to you with your location and do all the regular twitter-jive from your handheld. It’s not available right now but JustAnotheriPhoneBlog has an exclusive sneak peek. Head on over and check it out. Read More

  • Live from San Francisco, it's the Olympic Torch Protest

    We’ve got a man on the ground in San Francisco and we’re getting some nice pictures of protesters and miscellaneous people at the ceremony there. Looks like there are a lot of sightseers and people are generally having a good time — not the bloody melee you’d expect at a civil rights protest in the Bay Area (or at a Tibetan Monastery – ouch!). We’ll keep… Read More

  • Qik Raises $3M for Live Mobile Streaming

    As rumored earlier this week, live mobile video streaming service Qik has raised $3 million in Series B funding from Marc Benioff, Arjun Gupta, and George Garrick. Qik allows users to stream video from their camera-enabled phones to a number of platforms including TV, gaming consoles, and the web itself. Currently only a subset of Nokia phones work with Qik, although the company has plans… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Tabula Rasa "a financial disaster" – developers confirm downsizing of Austin studio

    Well, that’s kind of an inflammatory headline. But it’s semi-true. The Korean Times has deemed Richard Garriot’s futuristic MMO Tabula Rasa a disaster after its disappointing sales devalued developer NCsoft and cost them millions. A spokesperson for the development team downplayed both the disappointment and the downsizing, noting that MMO staffs normally decline after… Read More

  • Games For Windows mag is no more, moves entirely online

    Games For Windows, known as Computer Gaming Monthly prior to its marriage to Microsoft, is no more. The go-to authority on PC gaming has succumbed to the reality of the magazine business: they’re too costly to make for their own good. Editor-in-chief Jeff Green, whose columns I enjoyed for a number of years, has written a eulogy of sorts on his 1UP blog, wherein he laments the state of… Read More

  • Rumor confirmed: Wiimote-like controller coming for Xbox 360

    A couple days ago we posted a sketch from MTV news detailing a new Wiimote-like controller for the Xbox 360. Today, 8bitjoystick has some more information about the device, more or less confirming it’s coming, and it has a name: Newton. Also, 8bit confirms that there was a job listing on the Xbox website for someone to work on the Newton project. We’re still guessing it’ll… Read More

  • Badly Kept Secret: Veronica Belmont To Host Tekzilla

    Geek chick celebrity Veronic Belmont has signed to co-host Revision3’s Tekzilla show. Belmont resigned from the Mahalo Daily podcast last week after only 5 months, with a relatively cool send off from Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis. Prior to working for Calacanis, Belmont worked for CNET.com, where she produced and co-hosted shows including Buzz Out Loud, MP3 Insider and Crave. She also… Read More

  • Review: Palm Treo 755p

    The Treo Verizon is the latest CDMA carrier to land the Palm Treo 755p, a high-end smartphone for the business user who’s tired of Windows Mobile but still wants all the connectivity and email options a smartphone provides. While pricey, it’s a pretty impressive device worth considering. Read More

  • Fake: MTV news reports Harmonix to follow Rock Band with new game: Record Label

    Very funny, MTV News. You thought you’d wait a full 8 days after April Fools to try to pull one over on us, but I’m onto you. According to the site, Harmonix is set to follow up the hit Rock Band with a larger-scope game called Record Label, where you use payola, pre-fab producers, and scantily clad teen pop stars to get as far ahead in the music biz as you can. The game uses… Read More

  • Microsoft Responds To Yahoo/ Google Advertising Deal

    Microsoft has responded to news earlier today that Yahoo was testing Google Adsense ads on their search results. From Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Counsel: “Any definitive agreement between Yahoo! and Google would consolidate over 90% of the search advertising market in Google’s hands. This would make the market far less competitive, in sharp contrast to our own proposal… Read More

  • Booze Deal: Buy one bottle, get second for five cents

    Howsabout a good deal on booze and wine, courtesy of the fine folks at the BevMo! website? Depending upon whether or not it’s legal to deliver alcoholic bevarines to your state, you might be able to get in on the five-cent liquor and wine sales that are going on right now. One’s for Rum and Vodka, with the first bottle starting at $12.99 on up to $29.99 and the other’s for… Read More

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