• DHL Delivers Bay Area Mobile Campaign

    DHL Delivers Bay Area Mobile Campaign

    Ad firm Ogilvy has delivered a new mobile content ad campaign for international shipper DHL Ogilvy’s Digital Innovations Group is launching their ad effort as part of DHL’s “Customer Service in Back in Shipping” brand campaign, and includes such content as a DHL-provided five-day weather report that users can get delivered directly to their mobile phones. Another… Read More

  • Fox Picks BrightCove For Online Video

    Fox Picks BrightCove For Online Video

    Fox Entertainment Group have announced the selection of online video provider Brightcove as the single online distributor of Fox network television programs Starting immediately, Fox Broadcast Net, FX and Speed is available via ad-supported Internet video channels using Brightcove technology with more content to follow. Brightcove has existing agreements with CBS, Discovery, MTV Networks… Read More

  • ESPN Gives It Another Swing

    ESPN Gives It Another Swing

    ESPN is taking another swing at the third screen, and the leading sports channel believes it is only a matter of time of “phone watching” becomes as common as phone calling. The New York Times today has a profile on ESPN’s latest move to the mobile space, including a look at new division that produces content specifically for the mobile platform. Sports is a natural it seems… Read More

  • VoIP From Mobile

    VoIP From Mobile

    Long distance on a mobile handset can be extremely expensive. bOK Systems is a newly launched mobile VoIP company that lets you make those other expensive calls cheaply, and without having to download software. No PC is required, North American calls are currently free, and if you have unlimited incoming calls you won’t use your minutes. You can even test out the system and make your… Read More

  • Nokia and MiTV Partner for Malaysian Mobile TV

    Nokia and MiTV Partner for Malaysian Mobile TV

    MiTV Corporation and Nokia have announced plans to collaborate on the launch of a commercial mobile broadcast TV service. This service will be based on the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) technology, and will be available in Malaysia in the second half of this year. This deal was unveiled at Nokia Connection 2007 in Singapore, and also in conjunction with Broadcast Asia 2007. Read More

  • LG Phones Arrive Digital Chocolate Filled

    LG Phones Arrive Digital Chocolate Filled

    Buy an LG Mobile Phone and it could be chocolate filled, or at least filled with content from Digital Chocolate. The mobile video game developer has signed a deal with LG Mobile Phone to make games available, and pre-loaded on mobile handsets. Digital Chocolate was launched Trip Hawkins, who had previously founded Electronic Arts, as well as the 3DO game console, and later software… Read More

  • CallWave Launches Vtxt

    CallWave Launches Vtxt

    Do you have those friends who leave you LONG rambling messages? Well, if your friends can’t be concise and to the point, soon you can have CallWave help give you the abridged version. Coming soon is their new Vtxt service takes your mobile voicemail and translates it to a text format sent directly to your mobile phone or e-mail. But the key is that it isn’t a word-for-word message… Read More

  • YouTube Mobile

    YouTube Mobile

    YouTube is enough of a time killer on the Web, now you can access a selection of the popular video-sharing site’s videos via the Mobile Web. YouTube Mobile is available on handsets capable of playing back .3gp video. A data plan is also required. The first time you log on to m.youtube.com you’ll get the message, “YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application. We highly… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Rollercoaster Ride Edition

    CrunchGear Week in Review: Rollercoaster Ride Edition

    SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines
    CrunchGear Explains Your New AIM Friends
    The Toy Polaris Sub Revealed
    14K Gold Slinky For The Rich
    The Handmade Guns of Chechnya Read More

  • Fotolia Version 2: API + Vector Files

    Fotolia Version 2: API + Vector Files

    Digital stock image marketplace Fotolia have launched Fotolia V2, a new version that offers performance enhancements as well as two new features: a public API and the ability to distribute vector files. The new version of Fotolia sees complete redesign that is said to boost stability, speed and enhance the user experience, as well as providing improved support for global standards and… Read More

  • Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids

    Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids


    Sprint just announced ad CDMA/EV-DO version of T-Mobile’s Wing, the HTC Mogul AKA “Da Mogul.” This slide-out smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6 and includes a 512MB memory card, a 2-megapixel camera with flash, and supports full EV-DO Rev. 0 data speeds. We here at CG actually really liked the Wing, and this is basically the same animal with faster browsing and a seemingly… Read More

  • SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines

    SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines


    SlingBox just launched the SlingLink TURBO 1 ($99.99) and SlingLink TURBO 4 ($149.99) for home users. These powerline routers allow you to connect to your SlingBox over your home’s powerlines and not wirelessly or through a wireless or wired bridge. You can get similar gear for about the same price and, in my experience, powerline hasn’t matched a good old fashioned wireless or… Read More

  • Crumpler B4B Party

    Crumpler B4B Party

    Hypnotic From Chicago I just got back from the Crumpler B4B party at the Highline Ballroom in NYC and I’m a little buzzed. The event was a success and this year was way better than last year. If you missed it then you’ll have to wait another year. The folks from Crumpler sure know how to throw a party. Enjoy the video and pics from the party. Read More

  • Brooklyn Engrish

    Brooklyn Engrish


    Nothing odd here… Just something cute from the weekend’s festivities. My wife bought this beach toy, some sort of snapping turtle with shovels and buckets attached. When she got it home, we were amazed to find the most blatant disregard for English and cultural sensitivity since, oh, BenQ slapped their spokesmodel up against the ruins of the WTC. Read More

  • Microsoft IPTV Now Microsoft Mediaroom

    Microsoft IPTV Now Microsoft Mediaroom

    Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Mediaroom, an update to and new name for Microsoft’s IPTV software platform. Microsoft Mediaroom features several new capabilities including in-home personal music and photo sharing, dynamic picture-in-picture capabilities and digital terrestrial television support. For developers, the new Microsoft Mediaroom Application… Read More

  • Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me An Apple Powered Mercedes Benz

    Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me An Apple Powered Mercedes Benz

    A German Magazine is reporting that Apple and Mercedes Benz have signed a deal whereby Apple will design an in-car maintenance, communication and navigation system for inclusion in Mercedes Benz vehicles from 2009. Mercedes will have exclusive rights to the new Apple in-car system for 6 months. The article speculated as to whether the Apple system will rely on Google Maps as the iPhone… Read More

  • WeFi: An Easier Way Of Finding WiFi

    WeFi: An Easier Way Of Finding WiFi

    WeFi is aiming to deliver a better outside internet experience by making WiFi as easy to use as a cell phone. WeFi was founded 18 months ago by Yossi Vardi, (formerly with ICQ), Arnon Kohavi and Shimon Scherzer. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, with an R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel and has funding of $7.35million from Lightspeed Ventures, Pitango and Gemini. The concept… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Cell Phone Features Seen 'em Once, and Again

    PatentMonkey: Cell Phone Features Seen 'em Once, and Again

    Sorting through this week’s cell phone makers’ issued patents, I found a couple examples of patented concepts (dating back to 2000-2001) that have found their way into the market more than once by means of “fast following”. In this post-KSR patent world, fast following on cool features will likely become even more important for manufacturers. Seen the above from a… Read More

  • Thinkpad Reserve: X61 In Disguise

    Thinkpad Reserve: X61 In Disguise

    Finally my hatred of cows and love for technology have come together in the form of a leather-bound Thinkpad. This bovine beauty is actually a stock X61 with a leather jacket which can remain attached while the laptop is in use. It has a decent hardware lineup with a low-voltage 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. An 80GB external HDD is also included for backups. The true… Read More

  • Happy Father's Day

    Happy Father's Day

    From everyone at CrunchGear we hope you and your geeky Dad have an awesome day. Read More