• TC50: iCharts Wants To Be The YouTube For Charts

    Today, you will find 900 billion charts offline but only 40 million charts online. Because of that, iCharts believes it currently must be too difficult to bring charts online. So it has developed an easy way to create, share, and embed interactive charts. The self-proclaimed “YouTube for interactive charts,” iChart provides a way for users to take data they created with other… Read More

  • TC50: Emerginvest Focuses Your Attention Overseas

    Emerginvest wants to be the “Yahoo finance for the rest of the world.” In order to do that, it’s trying to give investors more information about emerging markets and lets Yahoo and Google focus their time in the United States. The startup presented today during the Collaboration session of TechCrunch50. You can watch the video of its presentation here. Once you sign up… Read More

  • TC50: Tingz Adds More Widgets to Your Life

    Tingz has developed shareable widgets that work across multiple platforms such as the phone, computer, and TV. They can be used to manage and synchronize your data across these devices. Tingz works on Mac OS X, the iPhone, and in Windows Media Center. In each, the interface is basically the same, which Tingz believes is the most useful feature it offers. And what it offers is quite… Read More

  • LIVE: Apple's "Let's Rock" Event

    We’re reporting to you live from Apple’s “Let’s Rock” Event in the Yerba Buena Center in sunny SFO. Click through to start viewing the live feed. Read More

  • iPod Touch receives iPhone shape and NIKE+


    iPod Touch is going up-scale with an iPhone shape, stainless steel backing and built-in NIKE+. Plus, Apple threw in a speaker and auto genius playlist, essentially making a radio station like experience. Other than that, the 3.5-inch screen, 802.11 b/g and App Store are going to remain the same. The ‘deets about the NIKE+ app is a little sketchy this early on, but at least with… Read More

  • Apple updates the iPod Classic to a minimum of 120GB; kills thick, 160GB model

    For those still interested in the Classic flavor of the iPod, there is now a 120GB storage option replacing the 80GB model. We had a feeling that this one was coming and after the Zune 120 was confirmed, we knew it to be true. The price is set at $249.99, which works out to the same as the Zune 120 and older iPod Classic 80GB model. The monstrous 160GB iPod Classic model was axed. Sorry folks. Read More

  • Apple announces iPhone 2.1 firmware

    A lot of the bugs affecting iPhone owners have presumably been fixed with 2.1, but we won’t know for sure until we’ve all had some time with it. His Steveness has proclaimed that there will be fewer dropped calls, improved battery life, and backing up to iTunes will be a lot faster. It’s available this Friday for FREE. Unfortunately there’s nothing about the background… Read More

  • TC50: PersonalRIA Matches Individual Investors With The Pros

    PersonalRIA is a service that helps you monitor your portfolio and connect you with reliable investment advisors who can better manage your investments. After signing up for PersonalRIA, users can start looking for investment advisors. The site gives the users information about why they buy or sold each stock, full disclosure about the advisor, and specific information about their trading… Read More

  • Apple's fourth-gen iPod Nano: new screen and 8 color options

    Just as we expected, Apple has upgraded the iPod Nano to the thinest evah, with an elongated screen, increased storage capacity, voice recorder, and nine color options. The screen will iPhone-ish rotate between landscape and portrait modes thanks to accelerometers making Cover-Flow and movie viewing more viable on the small iPod. New Genius playlists can also be created on the fly. 8GB for… Read More

  • Apple Event Brings Few Surprises, Promises Stable iPhone Firmware For Friday

    Today at its Let’s Rock event, Apple has announced that an upgrade to its rocky iPhone 2.0 firmware is on the way, and will be available starting Friday. Many users have been plagued by long backup times and connection issues since the 2.0 firmware (and the iPhone 3G) launched last July. Unfortunately, there was no mention of the much-awaited Push support for third party programs… Read More

  • Midway not too keen on European Xbox 360 sales

    So it looks like Midway, the Chicago-based video game publisher, isn’t too pleased with Xbox 360 sales in Europe. Not that the company, by way of vice-president of International Martin Spiess, is ready to pull out of Europe or anything, but that lagging sales in some countries there are “concerning.” Mr. VP notes that Sony and Nintendo seem to have a better grasp of the… Read More

  • Live: Twenty Questions For The Venture Capitalists At TechCrunch50

    Erick Schonfeld and Mark Pincus just took the stage at TechCrunch50 to ask twenty (or so) questions to top venture capitalists, most of which were submitted by readers. Sumant Mandal (Clearstone Venture Partners), George Zachary (Charles River Ventures), Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), Raj Kapoor (Mayfield Fund) and Ross Levinsohn (Velocity Interactive Group) participated. My real time… Read More

  • Shure releasing new, low priced earphones

    Currently, the lowest priced Shure earphones here in the States are the SE110 at a modest $119, but that might change. Shure is releasing the E2c plugs over in Japan for 8000 yen, working out to be an even more modest $75 USD. I’m not a Shure aficionado but I do understand retail price points, and having a Shure-branded unit to compete with high-end Sony and JVC models does have a… Read More

  • TC50: IMINDI Wants To Get Inside Your Head

    What if you could expand your own thoughts by collecting everyone else’s and connecting them to your mind? IMINDI wants to help you do just that by creating a “mind map” that connects thoughts and ideas. IMINDI’s mind map is chart showing thoughts and those that branch off from them. Users can click on thoughts to see which thoughts on connected to them. IMINDI calls… Read More

  • TC50: Mixtt Hooks Up Groups for Dating, Other Activities

    Mixtt believes that social networks don’t do everything they should. Instead of focusing on just one person, Mixtt thinks that the best way for people to use social networks is to socialize outside the online world and do so in groups. Mixtt lets you sign up with your friends and give your group a name. Once complete, you can start adding events to your group calendar and find other… Read More

  • McFarlane Toys to produce Halo Wars action figures

    So begins the Halo Wars hype. McFarlane toys will produce a line of action figures based on the upcoming Halo Wars video games, a game that will either introduce real-time strategy games to the masses or fall flat. (That’s just my opinion.) The figures are scheduled for release next sprint, and will retail for around $10. At right, one of McFarlane’s Halo 3 action figures. Read More

  • Tune in live for the "Let's Rock" Apple Event – 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

    Woop woop woop! CrunchGear is reporting live from the Yerba Buena Center (I called it the Buena Yerba Center last night. Boy was my face red!) at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. I’m headed over right now and I’ll report when I’m in place and on the case. LINK: View our live coverage here. Read More

  • Sony bows the Sony VAIO CS11

    Sony’s latest C series lappy’s feature the standard assortment of high-end mobile tech. The VAIO CS11 has an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 4GB of Ram, 320GB hard drive, 802.11a/b/g/Draft N, NVIDIA 9300M GS GPU, and a Blu-ray disc combo drive all powered by Windows Vista Home Premium. Sound like your next notebook? Might want to start swimming now ’cause it doesn’t look like… Read More

  • TC50: Popego Tailors the Social Graph to Your Interests

    Popego helps people find more meaning in their social graphs online. The Argentinean startup presented today during the Collaboration session of TechCrunch50 and has just launched its service into public beta. You can watch the video of Popego’s presentation here. Once signed up for Popego, you can add usernames from all of your social networks (passwords are not required). The service… Read More

  • 18.4-inch Sony VAIO AW series uses BRAVIA tech

    This, my friends, is a gargantuan laptop. The VAIO AW series features a massive 18.4-inch screen with 3LED backlighting, which “is a technical breakthrough found on high-end BRAVIA LCD TVs,” according to Sony. The 3LED technology uses three separate LEDs – red, green, and blue – for pure color reproduction, similar to how three-chip video cameras work. The screen itself… Read More

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