• Business social network beta launches. Why?

    London-based entrepreneur John Horsley has launched the beta of business-networking site Marzar (slightly ironically at a Web2NewYork networking party yesterday, in fact). Horsley says Marzar is an ‘enterprise 3.0 business networking and collaboration tool’ for the global business community. Marzar’s vision is to, “build an environment for business people to work… Read More

  • PlaySpan Takes $6.5m Series A, Founder In Grade 6

    Virtual world goods seller PlaySpan has received $6.5 million Series A in a round led by Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC and Novel TMT Ventures. PlaySpan hasn’t launched yet, but is promising a product that will attempt to be an official commerce provider for multiple MMOGs. According to PlaySpan, the company has already signed up seven MMOG partners The interesting side of PlaySpan… Read More

  • Branded Gphone On Its Way, I Begin Salting and Peppering My Hat

    I’ve always said Google won’t launch a branded phone but it seems that Google may launch a branded phone. DigiTimes is reporting that Google is kinda sorta definitely releasing a Gphone but, and this a big but: [they have] yet to finalize the handset’s specifications, OS, production contractor and operating partners, according to sources at Taiwan handset makers. Read More

  • Creative Aurvana X-Fi Review

    Creative made a bold move by integrating its X-Fi sound enhancement technology into a set of noise-canceling headphones, and it paid off. The Creative Aurvana X-Fi gives more expensive models like the Bose QuietComfort 2 and Sennheiser PXC-450 a run for their money in sound quality and comfort. The integrated sound-enhancement features really set it apart from the crowd, too. They’re… Read More

  • True Knowledge wins funding for search product

    Early stage private investor group Octopus Ventures has put around £600,000 into True Knowledge Ltd, a UK startup which claims to have a revolutionary search product. Currently in private beta, True Knowledge says their product is capable of intelligently answering – in plain English – questions posed on any topic, and dramatically improves the quality and accuracy of results… Read More

  • Propeller Lives…For Now

    Yaaarrrrr! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day and what better way to celebrate than with a nautically themed post. The new Netscape is now the old Netscape (but called Propeller) and is now live at Propeller.com. The new old Netscape/ Propeller looks just like the old new Netscape, but with a new logo and URL. The old Netscape is now the new Netscape with the formerly new… Read More

  • Investors acquire Russian e-lance site

    Some interesting movement coming out of Russia yesterday. The leading Russian online recruitment website HeadHunter and private equity investor Digital Sky Technologies have each acquired 20% of Free-lance.ru, an online workplace for freelance specialists not unlike elance.com, for an estimated sum of $0.4 million. Free-lance has some 100,000 registered users. Digital Sky Technologies… Read More

  • BenQ MID Peeped At IDF

    Here’s a tasty 4.8-inch screen MID running Linux from BenQ. JKOnTheRun Read More

  • iPhone Hacked For Pseudo-GPS

    Navizon is a free app that claims to give you GPS and it seems to do the trick on the iPhone, according to Giz. It’s not really GPS, but it does triangulate your phone’s position by measuring the delay between nearby cell phone towers and their locations. Apparently, the coordinates are off by a few hundred yards, but I suppose it’s better than nothing. The app is free, so… Read More

  • Halo 3 Will Make The World A Better Place

    I love the Sarcastic Gamer. Sorry, folks, it’s a slow news day. Will Halo 3 have such a lasting effect on the world? Probably. Read More

  • We Want Comments Like This!

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1776175&fullscreen=1 Read More

  • WiMax, 3G Support Coming To Intel UMPCs

    I thought UMPCs were dead, but Intel is telling me different. Anand Chandrasekher, SVP and GM of Intel’s UM group, is set to announce that the chipmaker will be adding options for WiMax and 3G support to Menlow UMPC devices running Windows or Linux. The Menlow chip package includes the upcoming Silverthorne processor and single-chip Poulsbo chipset. We should be seeing it pop up on… Read More

  • Rumble For PS3 Controllers Confirmed

    An official announcement won’t be going out until tomorrow at TGS, but the chaps at IGN took a spin at the EA booth with Burnout Paradise, which revealed a little shake, rattle and roll. The Sixaxis appeared to be normal until they started playing and the rumble is likened to the PS2 rumble. Awesome. TGS 2007: Rumble Confirmed [IGN] Read More

  • Early Halo 3 Players Are Not Being Banned

    Microsoft has set things straight by announcing that they are not banning those who’ve received copies of Halo 3 before launch. They are, however, banning MS employees who are signing onto XBL with their copies. So there you have it. No need to fret over whether or not you can play your copy if you have one now. All is right in the world. Microsoft Not Banning Early Halo 3 Players… Read More

  • Samsung Printers Hit Apple Store

    1630 Printers don’t exactly warrant an alarm or anything, but the Samsung duo that are exclusive to Apple until January of 2008 are certainly worth a gander. I saw these a few months ago, but I thought they were fancy new desktop PCs. It never dawned on me that they were just printers until I saw one spewing out paper. They’re both equipped with touch controls and pretty blue… Read More

  • Hasselblad H3D II: 39-megapixel, GPS-enabled DSLR

    Hasselblad is updating their 39-megapixel DSLR with a handful of improvements that may justify its ridiculously high price tag. Well, not really, but it does have some kickass new features that will have any photog drooling. A 3-inch display is a great start and integrated GPS for automatic geotagging are welcome additions for serious photographers are always on the move. A 48x36mm CCD… Read More

  • IT Marketplace OnForce Closes $6.75 Million

    OnForce has closed a $6.75 million series A1 financing round led by Accel Partners. OnForce is a “marketplace for on site IT services”. Companies use the site to post contract gigs for registered IT professionals in your area. Postings can be made to the site for $11 with 10% of the parts and labor taken after completion of the job and final payment transferred. OnForce plans… Read More

  • Google Promotes 411 Service On Billboards

    OK, a Google flavored billboard might not seem that exciting, but for a company with products that have always promoted themselves, it’s an interesting change from Google. This shot was taken in upstate New York, far, far away from the early adopter crowd or the inner-city types whom Google might normally pitch to. Is it a sign that Google is looking to better promote it’s more… Read More

  • Keyboard With Handwriting Recognition

    File this one under lame because the A1Pro USB/PS2 Black Keyboard with Handwritten Identity Feature is so not worth the $25.48 you’ll be throwing away. Even if the handwritten identity feature were to even work properly, I’d still want to have a number pad. How often would you even use this feature? It’s much faster and easier to type than using a stylus, right? I think… Read More

  • Hands On With The Bose Computer MusicMonitor Speakers

    At yesterday’s Bose event, I was given the chance to experience to experience the new Computer MusicMonitor speakers first-hand. As I was led to a small, closed testing room, I wondered what Bose had up its sleeve. Earlier, they were showing videos of a suspension system it designed for a car, so I had no idea what to expect. Read More

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