• Google Developing Mac Version Of Picasa, Due To Be Released This Year


    Google’s Picasa photo management software is often regarded by many (particularly Windows users) to be the best basic image editing and management software on the market. Although a desktop app it’s crucially a conduit to Picasa Web Album’s, Google’s challenger to the Yahoo owned Flickr. I was struck this morning as to how prominent the Picasa logo on Google banners… Read More

  • Listen to Pandora Internationally with Global Pandora

    Update: It appears as though Global Pandora has been shut down since this post went live…deadpooled until further notice. I haven’t been able to test it myself, since visitors from within the United States are redirected to Pandora itself. But a new site called Global Pandora (recently written up by TechCrunch France) apparently allows you to access Pandora from anywhere in the… Read More

  • Germany's Hello2morrow wins investment for Java tools

    Euro News: Hello2morrow, a toolmaker for large scale Java projects, has received investment from mic AG, a listed German early-stage tech investor, which took a 25% stake. Hello2morrow has plenty of customers, many of which are reseller partners, and its tools are used in several open source distributions, reports Alarm Clock. Read More

  • Exclusive: Watch The Full Steve Jobs Keynote On CrunchGear

    We didn’t have live audio but we did get the full Stevenote video stream, available for your edification over on CrunchGear. Now you too can play the Macworld 2008 Keynote Drinking Game (TM)! Read More

  • Webnode launches with amnesia

    Euro News: Czech startup Webnode appears to have been on mars for the past few years as it is launching a Web site building tool, ignoring moves by some little-known players called Google, WordPress, Six Apart and others. Granted, Webnode compares itself to Weebly and Google Page Creator but claims to do more along the lines of Ning’s drag and drop functions and widget integration. Free… Read More

  • Twitter Fails Macworld Keynote Test

    Many Twitter fans have become very much used to following big events via Twitter, its immediate nature and 140 character limit provides key points of what exactly is going on. Unfortunately for Twitter users, Twitter completely failed during Steve Job’s keynote address at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. From the floor I thought it may have just been my internet connection, but for… Read More

  • Fabrik Acquires G-Technology, Expect 2008 Revenues of $200+ million

    Fabrik, a storage hardware and service provider, announced today that they’ve acquired G-Technology for an undisclosed amount. G Technology sells external drives that focus on high performance for rich media. Their products are focused on Mac users (thus the announcement today in conjunction with Macworld). G-Technology is also releasing a couple of new products today, including a 1 TB… Read More

  • VC 2.0 over in Europe? It barely began.

    Overall venture capital investment in Europe fell last year, but investment in “Cleantech” rose. The news suggests that VCs are moving away from investments in Web 2.0 technology startups towards higher growth investments related to the boom in environmental technology. However, given that there were so few Web 2.0 related deals from European VCs last year anyway, the sector is… Read More

  • Macworld 2008 Keynote: Walt Mossberg is here

    If Uncle Walt is here, then something AMAZING will happen. Read More

  • The Music Industry's Going to Love This: Desktop Client for SeeqPod Released

    A new desktop application called Songbeat has been released that allows you to search the web for MP3s using Seeqpod technology, stream those MP3s, and even download them. Seeqpod, which we covered alongside Skreemr and Songza, is a search engine for MP3s that are hosted across on the internet. Whereas with Skreemr, you can actually click on a link to download a track, SeeqPod only displays… Read More

  • Video: How the RIAA/MPAA tracks your BitTorrent downloads

    Use BitTorrent to, cough, illegally download music, movies, games and whatnot? If you do, you might want to watch this video, which explains how tracking agencies (the companies the **AA hire to track your downloads, often leading to a letter from your ISP saying you’ve been caught) do what they do. It’s fairly informative and will tide you over until the MacWorld three ring… Read More

  • Macworld 2008 Keynote: We're there

    [photopress:TEMP_Image_2_2.jpg,full,left]Peter and Matt are fine and in line and they’re sending images slowly but surely over the air. Hickey just sent one entitled “Welcome to San Francisco.” Ha! Soy! [photopress:TEMP_Image_2_3.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:TEMP_Image_2_1.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • Dreamcast controller as a precursor to the Wii?

      This guy is thinking of suing Nintendo, alleging that he came up with an idea that the gaming giant copied with its so-popular-we-can-all-afford-long-pants Wii system. This video was apparently made about eight years ago. If it’s real, this guy might have a shot at some cash. Contrary to popular belief around the blogosphere, it’s my opinion that he’s wearing shorts… Read More

  • Take AMF Ventures Survey to Voice Your Opinion

    AMF Ventures will be conducting an anonymous on-line poll over the next few weeks. The short survey, it takes about 5 minutes to answer, is aimed to assess how important industry people view some of the current issues around technologies and standards. The survey wants to get an international perspective on a range of mobile standards issues. The survey is intended for mobile… Read More

  • Pandora's shut-down made pointless by GlobalPandora

    Online radio station Pandora recently closed down in the UK and has been unavailable in Europe for a while. Of course, it’s possible to access it by playing around with a proxy service but it is often complicated and unreliable. But as TechCrunch France reports, now GlobalPandora has arrived to take the headache out of the process. It even identifies you with your existing Pandora account. Read More

  • The rich get richer: Free iPhone/iPod Touch hotspots

    As if specific web sites for iPhone and iPod Touch users weren’t enough, JiWire has announced free Wi-Fi access from over 100,000 locations available only to the aforementioned iPhone and iPod Touch users. In order to glom on to such a network, we’ll be required to first view “a JiWire-supplied advertisement” from companies like HBO and Charles Schwab. When the two… Read More

  • Breaking: Mozilla Hires Humanized Founders

    We hear that the Mozilla Foundation is buying hiring three of the principle folks from Humanized, a small software user-interface shop in Chicago founded by Aza Raskin, the son of famous Apple interface designer Jef Raskin. Humanized has been working on improving the UI of both desktop and Web-based software, with projects like Enso and music search engine Songza. While we don’t know… Read More

  • Apple Stock Tanks During Stevenote

    Steve Jobs is giving Wall Street a big yawn. The Stevenote isn’t even over yet, and Apple’s stock is already down $7 $9. The MacBook Air and iTunes Movie Rentals just doesn’t do it for them. Can Steve-O bring the stock back with “One More Thing” at the end? Read More

  • What to expect when you're expecting iPhone firmware 1.1.3

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?file=http%3A%2F%2Fcreationsnet%2Eblip%2Etv%2Ffile%2F567816%2F%3Fskin%3Drss%26sort%3Ddate&fullscreenpage=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Ffullscreen%2Ehtml&fsreturnpage=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fexitfullscreen%2Ehtml&showfsbutton=true&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fcreationsnet%2Eblip%2Etv%2F&brandname=cre%2Eations%2Enet&showguidebutton=false&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf With MacWorld fast approaching, let’s look over what we currently know about iPhone firmware 1.1.3 and what it will mean for us lost souls who are running jailbroken iPhones. We’ll discuss the leaked version of the software and what I’ve gleaned from talking to Andru and Nate True of iBrickr fame and from the rumor and innuendo surrounding today’s keynote&hellip… Read More

  • Video game industry starts a political action committee, will give money to favored politicians

    [photopress:vgpac.jpg,full,right] The video game industry is getting even more involved in politics. Good luck, bro. The Entertainment Software Association has approved the creation of a political action committee, or PAC. The PAC, which will be functional by the end of March, will actively lobby candidates, including writing big, fat checks, for favorable legislation. The ESA expects to… Read More

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