• Cuil Exits Stealth Mode With A Massive Search Engine

    Menlo Park based Cuil will launch later this evening with an index of 120 billion web pages, making them arguably the most comprehensive search engine on the web (Google doesn’t disclose the size of their index, although they claim to know about a trillion unique web pages) (Update: see our very early testing here). They’ve also dropped one of the “l’s” from… Read More

  • Accel Looks To India For Venture Returns

    Is India finally ready to produce some world-shaking Web companies? It certainly has the raw talent. And increasingly it has the capital. Accel is the latest VC fund to focus on the sub-continent. It absorbed Indian VC firm Erasmic, and is relaunching it as the Accel India Venture Fund. One of Erasmic’s investors is Google. The fund does seed-stage investing inside India, and… Read More

  • New Widgets At Hulu; We Talk To CTO Eric Feng

    Hulu, the online video joint venture between NBC and News Corp., launched last October. Today the site has 140 free on-demand movies available to anyone (as long as they are in the U.S.) and 700 total titles (including TV). As of March 2008 they were serving 83 million monthly video streams. Tonight the site is launching a number of new embeddable widgets that allow third party sites to add… Read More

  • Moondo Fuses Casual Gaming With Massively Multiplayer Games

    One of the biggest draws for massively multiplayer online games (MMO’s) is the satisfaction that comes from earning in-game items and abilities. Unlike simple Flash games where your accomplishments vanish the moment you step away from your computer, MMO’s allow you to acquire virtual goods and work your way up a skill ladder, in the hopes of eventually becoming powerful enough… Read More

  • Gears of War 2 to get linked achievements

    SETTING: A ravaged Earth-like planet populated by brawny space soldiers and vermin-like aliens. Dramatis personæ:
    Marcus Fenix
    Dominic Santiago
    The Chorus The characters approach a large hole in the earth. Marcus: Let’s hit that Locust hole with some grenades.
    Dominic: Got it.
    Dominic: What was that?
    Marcus: Some kid in Scranton. He’s a douche.
    Read More

  • Martin Jetpack: It lives!

    Sure, it’s no flying car, but I’d fly this thing silly. The Martin Jetpack will appear on the 29th at the Oshkosh Air Show in Wisconsin. No further information is available now but if I were Martin I’d have launched this thing at Burning Man or something and really blown everyone’s minds. Oh well. At least Wisconsin won’t be a flyover state anymore. via BB Read More

  • Time lapse Comic-con

    The San Diego Comic-con in time-lapse. In which grown men can dream like little boys, purchase paper “comical books” from boxes, dress up like Batman, maybe meet a nice girl. Auto-playing video after the jump… Read More

  • Great Apps Using The CrunchBase API

    Since launching the CrunchBase API less than two weeks ago we’ve seen a great response from developers, who have already developed a number of impressive plugins and applications. The CrunchBase API offers access to information from thousands of tech companies, VCs and startup entrepreneurs. It’s free to use, there are no accounts to sign up for and no request throttling. The… Read More

  • ZuneTattooGuy's video rant: Let's not encourage these people

    Not only is homeboy getting his tats removed he went ahead and bought an iPod. And low and behold its a black iPod Classic 80gb. When I was in Best Buy I looked around at the other players, the sold no creatives in the store, the only choices with iPods, Zunes, Insignas, Samsung and Sony. So when looking at which had everything available in store (I despise UPS) I went with the iPod. I… Read More

  • DIY iPhone charger

    So it seems that two of the pins in most USB chargers aren’t compatible with the iPhone because they are missing D+ and D- pins and because Apple engineers hate us all. This little project describes how to make your own or hack your old USB chargers to support the iPhone. N.B.: Do not attempt if you are me because you (I) will inevitably blow something up. Read More

  • Who Is Johng77536 And How Did He Game Twitter?

    One of the reasons Twitter is such a useful platform for publishing is that it is largely spam free – you only received messages from people you choose to follow. So even though a large number of spammy accounts have appeared on the service, the only real damage they do is when they trick people into following them (a lot of people just auto-follow whoever follows them as a… Read More

  • Delicious 2.0 Imminent Again

    Yahoo’s inability to launch Delicious 2.0, which was feature complete and in private beta back in September 2007, has become a bit of a joke around Silicon Valley. Last month we called on Yahoo to provide guidance on when we might see the new version of the service. In a blog post today, the Delicious team says to get ready for the new version, it’s “almost ready.” We… Read More

  • Hurricane Zune Phone continues: Nokia to get Zune content

    The last few days, the internet has been ablaze with rumors about the Zune phone — actually, perhaps “ablaze” isn’t the right term. Perhaps “slightly hot to the touch” is more appropriate. I guess someone just had an unconfirmed rumor, and then some people talked about it. Well, this news should add fuel to the fire! Or, I suppose, maybe a fire will… Read More

  • New footage of Watchmen previewed at Comic Con

    Curses. Why am I not there?! Oh well. Maybe next year. io9 on the other hand is there and they’ve written up a nice little recap of what they’ve seen. I’ve chosen not to read the entire excerpt, but you guys and gals are more than welcome to. We saw an exclusive red-band trailer that included some more adult-ish scenes from the movie. It started out with a close-up of… Read More

  • Nokia 5800 Tube caught in the wild, looks like the device in The Dark Knight

    Don’t think I believed you for even a tenth of a second, Nokia. Digi.QQ has some hot photos, a few need a smidge less flash, of the XpressMusic 5800 aka Tube. The S60 OS-based device is purported to have a 640×360 resolution 3.2-inch screen along with built-in GPS, haptic feedback and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Other specs after the jump with a gallery of photos. Read More

  • Apple issues MobileMe status update

    Updated sometime yesterday, Apple has given it’s status report regarding the epic failure of MobileMe. Here’s what they had to say. Steve Jobs has asked me to write a posting every other day or so to let everyone know what’s happening with MobileMe, and I’m working directly with the MobileMe group to ensure that we keep you really up to date. In the 14 days since… Read More

  • Video: TRON 2 trailer in all its shot-from-the-hip glory

    Words cannot describe the joy I’m feeling right now. via Film Stalker Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold release pushed back to September

    Interest in the BBB is at an all time low. BlackBerry News is reporting that the 3G BlackBerry from RIM is now being pushed back to September 1 or later. I’m not sure about you folks, but I’m over it. Read More

  • Apple starts MobileMe blog, posts anonymous status update

    Since MobileMe’s launch, Apple’s felt the heat over each and every item on the laundry list of nasty issues. They launched a product that simply wasn’t ready, and have been e-lambasted for it. Apple’s accustomed to a bit of name calling from blogs and forums, of course – but when Walt Mossberg calls your product “far too flawed”, it’s time to… Read More

  • Techcrunch August Capital Event Wrapup

    Thank you to the nearly 1,100 people who flowed through the Quadras Conference Center for our Mobile Web Wars event and the party at August Capital immediately afterwards. We were able to donate $7,500 to Malaria No More, which will protect at least 750 children from Malaria for five years. This was our third annual party held at August Capital, who continue to graciously co-host the event with… Read More

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