• Gold-Plated Macbook Pro Brings The Bling

    Chalk this one up as the most tacky Mac product to ever be released. A company called Computer Choppers is apparently offering gold-plated casing to Macbook Pro owners. Furthermore, you can go as so far as to have your Apple logo encrusted in diamonds if you have an additional $2400 to spend. And while I’m sure you’ll be the talk of the town at the local Starbucks and Au Bon Pain… Read More

  • No Contract Unlimited Calling from Sprint-Nextel?

    Sprint’s chief executive Gary Forsee told a Goldman Sachs investor conference yesterday that Sprint is thinking about expanding the test area for an unlimited calling plan that doesn’t require customers to sign a contract. Customers pay a monthly fee for as long as the service is required or affordable. Rivals Leap Wireless and MetroPCS already offer commitment free unlimited… Read More

  • Rite In The Rain Is Not A UB40 Song

    If you tend to be more of an outdoorsy type, it’s safe to guess that perhaps you enjoy going camping every once in awhile. Sometimes though, you get caught in a torrential downpour and that’s just no fun. So when you’re holed up inside your tent, be sure to write down all those crafty folk songs on Rite in the Rain, a waterproof notebook designed for writing notes down in… Read More

  • 3jam Lands Virgin Mobile Tie-In

    Multi-person SMS startup 3jam has launched a new tie-in with Virgin Mobile USA: 3jam SMS 2.0. The new service provides an improved level of text messaging by allowing friends and family to connect by multi-party text-message conversations. The 3jam application is free and requires no subscription, however standard text messaging rates apply. The launch marks the first time a U.S. mobile… Read More

  • The Futurist: Why You Should Buy Middle-End Products

    About a year ago I was at a Bang & Olufsen store in Manhattan. Some guy with spiky hair and a Prada jacket walked in, and asked to try out the B&O A8 headphones. He put on the pair, listened to some extremely loud classical music, and, with a self-satisfied grin, said 30 seconds later say: “I’m sold. I’ll take them.” Now the A8s aren’t the best headphones… Read More

  • Apple Admits To Faulty iPod Touch Screens, Fixing Problem Now

    Apple heard the complaints and quietly, oh so quietly, acknowledged that some iPod touch screens are defective. Apple will “remedy” the situation, just not in time for some users. It seems folks have been trying to replace their janky iPods to Apple retail stores but have either had to pay a restocking fee (to the tune of $30-$40) or were told PEBKAC. See, Apple loves ya… Read More

  • Google Wants You To Share Stuff

    Google has entered the social bookmarking market with a new product called Shared Stuff. Shared Stuff is simple enough; users drag a “email/ share” button into their browser, and click it when they want to add pages to their Shared Stuff profile. Links can include an image, text extract, and/ or a user comment. The results can then be viewed directly, via iGoogle or RSS. An… Read More

  • NBC Direct: Download TV Shows To Your Windows PC And Watch The Files Expire Soon Afterward

    NBC hates Mac users. That’s pretty much the only conclusion you can draw after reading up on NBC’s new download service. NBC Direct will let users—pardon, Windows users—download popular shows like “Heroes” and Leno immediately after they air. The shows remain available for a week and have built-in, unable-to-be-skipped commercials. Oh, and the file… Read More

  • Access MySpace with T-Mobile’s New Danger Powered Sidekick

    T-Mobile has tapped into Danger’s programming geniuses to provide an enhanced MySpace experience for the T-Mobile application Sidekick. Now, instead of using a Web browser to visit MySpace, customers can download the new MySpace application to enjoy a unique MySpace experience on Sidekick. This is being touted as the most powerful mobile MySpace service available. Users have complete… Read More

  • Wirenode Brings Mobile Web Editing To Masses

    Anyone who says that the mobile Web is following the same path as the World Wide Web clearly doesn’t remember the mid-1990s. The Web didn’t launch with massive retailers, interactive forums and powerful search engines. The whole reason for the new vernacular of terms such as “surfing,” was because this was generally uncharted territory filled with small, and often… Read More

  • Cotopia 2.0 Beta Testing

    While every couple of years there is fresh competition in the electronic entertainment space in the living room, the real sleeping giant with video games is mobile handsets. Unlike even the Nintendo or Sony platforms, cellular phones, PDAs and other devices are purchased by people who aren’t otherwise “gamers.” Gaming is also one of the leading revenue streams for mobile… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Two Trips Collide Edition

    Samsung Printers Hit Apple Store
    Keyboard With Handwriting Recognition
    Rez HD First Impressions
    Hands-On With Sony’s Latest VAIO
    Hands On With The Bose Computer MusicMonitor Speakers Read More

  • Brilliant: FIQL Avoids Copyright Trap Through Music Videos

    FIQL is a nice niche social network focused on music playlists. Users upload, categorize and share their playlists with others. People who view the playlists can buy songs through links to iTunes and other music services. But for the most part they can’t simply listen to the songs online, other than through somewhat cumbersome links to Napster and Rhapsody, which allow people to listen… Read More

  • MySpace Mobile Now Available For T-Mobile Sidekicks


    Through the end of October, T-Mobile will be rolling out a MySpace Mobile app for the Sidekick 3 and Sidekick ID which, as they put it, will give you a “customized, real-time MySpace experience.” Seeing as the target market for the Sidekick and the MySpace Generation are essentially one and the same, a partnership like this seems to make a ridiculous amount of sense. Full… Read More

  • Business 2.0: The Final Cover

    The final issue of Business 2.0 magazine, October 2007, will soon be in the mail to subscribers and on the newstands. It promises to be a collector’s item and will probably be the biggest selling copy of the magazine in its nine year history. The image to the right, we’re told from a source, is the cover for that final October issue. Click for a larger view. It is a shame to see it… Read More

  • 6th Grader Builds Company on Earnings from MMORPG Sales

    This isn’t quite our forte, but it’s insane nonetheless. Arjun Mehta, a 6th-grader in Silicon Valley is creating a company called PlaySpan for buying and selling virtual goods. Fair enough. A little website hosted on Dad’s server in the basement, maybe $500 in sales a month. Cool, right? Well, the kid just raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. What is he going to do with… Read More

  • Zillow Raises $30 Million More, Up To $87 Million in Venture Capital

    Seattle-based real estate site Zillow has raised another big round of capital. Tonight they’re announcing a $30 million financing, bringing their total capital raised to a whopping $87 million. The round was led by asset management firm Legg Mason Capital Management, with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures and PAR Capital. Their last… Read More

  • EA Games Available for Pre-Order on Apple Store


    Reader Steve sent us a tip that some newer EA games — Tiger Woods Golf ’08, Madden NFL ’08 — are now available for pre-order on the Apple Store. They’ll ship in 4 to 6 weeks and they’re on par with EA pricing. Big news? Nah, but it’s nice to know they’re thinking of us. Product Page Read More

  • Ooma's First (Drug Induced?) Viral Video

    http://www.brightcove.tv/playerswf New consumer VOIP service Ooma officially launched yesterday and began selling units on their website. See additional coverage from Dean Takahashi and Adweek. They also released their first (drug induced?) viral video to promote the service, which I have embedded above. The video was conceptualized by Ashton Kutcher, the company’s creative director… Read More

  • David Berlind Discovers Gravity, Tendency of Products to Improve in Future Iterations


    Sorry, but this picture also fits here I came to this story through a great rebuttal on Macalope which I strongly suggest you read. Essentially David “Le Obvious” Berlind is saying that a 3G iPhone aka iPhone 2 will reduce sales of the old iPhone aka iPhone 1. Now, I’m no prognosticator, but as far as I can tell this has been Apple’s M.O. during the Jobs era. While… Read More

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