• Mobile users want email more than social networking

    Email, not social networking, is the most desired service for UK mobile phone users according to a survey of 1,010 mobile phone users by . Some 33% stated that email would be their number one priority followed by 25% of the votes for social networking. And 20% highlighted a preference for using their phone to access local information about their surroundings while 13% said that they would… Read More

  • moblogUK project with Channel 4

    Mobile community startup moblogUK is having some success with the white label version of its service for UK broadcaster Channel 4. With relatively little promotion the Big Art Mob site, which allows viewers to MMS in pictures of public art, has notched up around 500 users, three months before its corresponding TV show goes on-air in April and as attracted “a couple of thousand”… Read More

  • Star Trek XI teaser

    Winona Ryder? At least Spock is back. Read More

  • (Fake) Steve Jobs Accepts The Best Gadget Award At The Crunchies

    Apple was unable to attend the Crunchies tonight to pick up their Crunchie, however a special guest accepted the award on Apple’s behalf. Please note the language in the following video may offend some viewers. Read More

  • 2007 Crunchies: The Winners

    A great evening was had by all tonight as some of the leading startups gathered for the first annual Crunchies, a joint production between Read/Write Web, VentureBeat, GigaOm and TechCrunch. The ceremony went (mostly) smoothly with a couple of surprises amongst the results. For a full list of nominees, visit the Crunchies 2007 portal here. Best Overall: Facebook Facebook revolutionized the idea… Read More

  • Facebook to meet with UK's 'privacy police'

    The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is to enter into discussions with Facebook how users can maintain their privacy and control their data. The news from the BBC relates to a story broken by Channel 4 News last November detailing how Facebook was being investigated by the ICO after a complaint that he could not remove his account or any of the data – photos, wall… Read More

  • Google Offers OpenID Logins Via Blogger

    After testing OpenID’s as logins to Google’s Blogger in Draft program in November, Google has become an OpenID provider itself. The news confirms TechCrunch UK’s story of January 9, which also predicted that IBM and VeriSign would soon be joining the OpenID train. Effective immediately, Blogger users are able to use their blogs URL as an OpenID login, after toggling the… Read More

  • Slide to unlock! iPhone panties, among other geeky girl garments


    The games don’t stop when you turn the power off. Have your hot geek lady-friend, better known as “chupacabra,” try these on come Valentine’s Day, and maybe you can do a little port inspection, you know, deep in root access. I can’t decide whether the iPhone ones or the Nintendo controller ones are hotter. Probably the iPhone ones go on a high-maintenance girl… Read More

  • Bug Labs going live on Monday

    Here are the first shots of the BUGBase Hiro P model that goes on sale this Monday when the store opens up. This is the final production model, but is, sadly, sans Wi-Fi. Yeah, seems that open source Wi-Fi drivers were causing some issues and Bug Labs decided to ship out the base stations without Wi-Fi modules rather than delaying shipment. To make up for this indiscretion, early adopters will… Read More

  • 2007 Crunchies: Live From Herbst Theatre

    The Crunchies Awards kick off at 7:30 pm PST at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. The event is over sold at this point, but if you want to attend virtually, you can. Event sponsor Mogulus is live streaming it. It’s should be live from around 6:30pm PST – you can watch the prep occur on stage by clicking above. For a full live streaming player with chat outside the player window… Read More

  • The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

    A big thank you to everybody for filling our tips at crunchgear dot com inbox with wonderful, unique, and newsworthy items. Here are five that we just couldn’t get to this week. I LOVE LIFE Hi,
    I am Sally 19yrs old from Freetown and i live in Senegal,i deceided having you as a friend knowing that it is an act of expressing one’s self and feeling,i feel that before we can have a… Read More

  • It's time for The Crunchies

    TechCrunch is preparing for the Crunchies at 7:30 pm Pacific Time, or 3.30am GMT tomorrow morning. Check out TechCrunch for some light news coverage and a couple of updates throughout the day around the ceremony and party afterwards. There is almost certainly going to be able to live stream of the event on the participating blogs (VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb and GigaOm), assuming you’re up… Read More

  • Point-and-shoot or DSLR?

    Why do you have what you have and what sorts of goodies are in your camera bag? Are you excited for PMA? Read More

  • Vista, you're so silly

    It’s Friday and the news is sloooooow. Read More

  • Wellington beats target on latest fund

    Pan-European venture capital firm Wellington Partners has closed its latest fund “Wellington Partners IV Technology” at EUR265 million in just over six months. It had a target of EUR250 million, so it’s done well in what is supposed to be a bear market right now. With the new fund Wellington plans to invest in approximately 25 technology companies throughout Europe in the… Read More

  • BBC man checks out Seesmic

    BBC Technology editor Darren Waters got a privileged chat with Seesmic founder and prominent French entrepreneur Loic LeMeur in a London pub last night and was evidently impressed after a demo: Within minutes of posting the video to Seesmic, he had replies from the community all around the world, including from members sat around the corner in the same bar. LeMeur confirmed the company, which… Read More

  • Adventures in Comcastic customer service

    Ah, Comcast. Your service amuses me to no end. Here’s a recent tale involving me, a Comcast live chat operator, and 40 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back. I needed to finesse a few items on the cable television side of my account. Most importantly, I have a technician coming out next Tuesday with one of the new Comcast TiVo boxes to replace the Motorola HD DVR… Read More

  • Nokia N95 gets DLNAified

    Just a quick announcement for those keeping track at home. The N95 8GB is the first mobile phone to receive such a certification and is now recognized as a Mobile Digital Media Server. Now you can share whatever content you have wirelessly! Isn’t that fanfreakintastic? Press Release Read More

  • Fon Wants Residents of San Francisco's Castro District to Share Their Wi-Fi

    “Give to receive” is the mantra of a new initiative by Spanish startup Fon to bring “free” Wi-Fi to the residents of San Francisco’s Castro District. The plan is the same one tried by Fon elsewhere: the company gives people Wi-Fi routers to install in their homes with the understanding that they will use them to share some of their internet connection with other… Read More

  • Horsesmouth mentoring network launches

    UK-based Horsesmouth, a social network built around mentoring and volunteering, has come out of beta to give people and organisations a place to swap information around the topics of education, careers, health, families and relationships. So far it has picked up 2,000 users and launch partners include Everywoman, Media Trust and Youthnet. The site was founded by advertising entrepreneur MT… Read More

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