• NewsGator Comes to the iPhone

    Buying an iPhone has started becoming the ticket to an exclusive club for a private web of specially crafted applications. iPhones are getting their own chat, chess, and dating applications. Now iPhone owners can sit back, sip their latte, and enjoy yet another delicious iPhone app from NewsGator. RSS reader NewsGator has released an iPhone version of their product today. Now when iPhone users… Read More

  • AOL Gets Its Ad Network, Too

    We hear that AOL will announce the acquisition of New York-based Tacoda this morning, a behavior targeting advertising company that was founded in 2001. The deal size, which we haven’t had confirmed, is likely far smaller than Microsoft’s $6 billion for aQuantive, Yahoo’s $680 million for RightMedia, or Google’s $3.1 billion for DoubleClick. The price might be low… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Drive of the Navigator Edition

    Sprint, Trimble Outdoors Bundle Up Some GPS Goodness
    TomTom To Purchase Tele Atlas
    XM and Sirius To Offer Cheap A La Carte Offerings
    Nokia N75 Review
    Help-Key: How to Take Non-Sucky Digital Photos Read More

  • UGO Acquired By Hearst, Should Be Announced Today

    We got a tip earlier this evening that Hearst acquired New-York based UGO and will announce the deal tomorrow. It sounds like Forbes got a tip as well, and a better one: they’re saying the price should be around $100 million. UGO is a popular new media site that was founded in 1997 and, according to Forbes, is generating around $30 million/year in revenue. They spring up in rumors often as… Read More

  • Snimmer – Test It If You Dare

    Newly-launched Snimmer has a glimmer of a great idea, but don’t test it unless you are very careful and/or prepared to apologize to your instant messaging contacts all evening. I wasn’t. Like Meebo and eBuddy, Snimmer is a web-based instant messaging service. Unlike those services, however, Snimmer is also a social network, allowing users to upload bio information, photos, and… Read More

  • Jaxtr Posts Some Big Numbers, But Not Because of Social Networking Sites

    VOIP calling service Jaxtr just celebrated doubling their previous number of registered users to in the past 27 days, totaling 500,000 users. Jaxtr doubled its membership since launch back in March, now adding over 12,000 users a day. More than 800,000 people have used the service to make calls since they launched. Jaxtr isn’t like other VOIP companies which seek to replace your… Read More

  • Yahoo Design Week: Orgasming Flowers and Space Invaders

    Yahoo Design Week started today. The week brings a handful of young design students to Yahoo’s corporate campus to show off their final projects to a crowd of press and employees. The students are from a variety of backgrounds and geographies, some coming from as far away as the Indian Institute of Technology and the Academy of Media Arts in Germany. Joy Mountford has been running… Read More

  • Slideshare Adds Audio Synchronization

    https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/slideshare-audio/ssplayer.swf?id=29225&doc=ajax-vs-flash-whats-right-for-you-29514 We first wrote about Slideshare when it launched last October. It provides a useful service by allowing users to upload and share powerpoint presentations. Tomorrow they’ll announce a much-requested feature – synchronization of audio files with slides. This is a… Read More

  • Nokia N75 Review

    I’ve never understood the appeal of owning a mobile phone that plays and stores music. It may sound weird, but I’d much rather pack around my MP3 player and mobile phone rather than carrying around one device that does it all. Of course there are days when I curse myself for not bringing along my bag because having keys, a wallet, oversized mobile phone and MP3 player can become… Read More

  • Get The Newspaper On Your iPhone Free For A Month

    If you love newspapers but hate inky fingers and creepy delivery people, you might be interested in taking a gander at NewspaperDirect’s PressDisplay.com Website. Touting “500 newspapers from 70 countries in 37 languages,” just as they appear in print, PressDisplay.com is now available free for a month for iPhone users. “The iPhone is the perfect mobile platform for… Read More

  • Amp'd is Done. Helio Surges

    It seems like the only way for virtual mobile operators (MVNOs) to get any news today is by shutting down. Amp’d, the high-flying mobile operator, is powering down on July 24. Or to be more accurate, they are “potentially suspending US operations on July 24th.” I guess TechCrunch could be suspending U.S. operations on July 24, too, but we wouldn’t be posting that unless… Read More

  • iPhone Death Watch

    Those pranksters at PC Mag have come up with a completely scientific methodology that predicts when your iPhone will bite the dust. Cuz, you know, you can’t replace the battery on your own. The iPhone is slated to hold 80 percent of a charge after 400 charges, but I think the foul weather has caused our friends to eat some mushrooms and they’re boosting that number to 450 cycles. Read More

  • Roger Ebert Still Says Video Games Aren't 'High Art': Do We Really Care?

    Today’s video games, be they mind-numbing wastes of time like Mario Party or story-driven, “interactive experiences” (I just made that pseudo phrase up) like the Metal Gear Solid series, are not art. Excuse me—they’re not “high art,” as defined by Roger Ebert, film critic and professional curmudgeon. Ebert, who upset fanboys last year with his… Read More

  • A Web 1.0 Success Story: HP Acquires Opsware For $1.6 billion

    HP has acquired IT Automation company Opsware for $1.6 billion. Whilst any acquisition of this size is interesting in itself, the back story to Opsware is even more so; Opsware was originally LoudCloud, a Web 1.0 company that took $350 million in funding during the Web 1.0 boom. Marc Andreessen explains the story: In September 1999, at the height of the dot com boom, a small group of… Read More

  • Sprint, Trimble Outdoors Bundle Up Some GPS Goodness

    If you’re on Sprint/Nextel, have one of their 12 GPS-enabled phones and you often find yourself wandering around in the great outdoors (and not just hanging out in men’s bathrooms at the park, Nicholas), the Trimble GPS app bundle is worth the $6.99 a month. The package hooks you up with three of the company’s mobile GPS solutions: AllSport GPS, Geocache Navigator and… Read More

  • Party Gift

    Just like last year, we will be giving every attendee of our party this Friday a signed limited-edition lithograph created by Hugh MacLeod. Thanks Hugh! Here’s last year’s version. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next year. The invite list is completely closed for the party at this point. The last 50 spots are reserved for TechCrunch20 attendees who are not yet on… Read More

  • Help-Key: How to Take Non-Sucky Digital Photos

    Digital cameras are a great invention. The ability to save precious moments without the cost associated with developing chemical film means that more of those moments are saved, and then in turn shared with others. They’ve also revolutionized the home-made pornography business, but that’s a different Help-Key for a different day. This guide is for those of us who are casual… Read More

  • Canada's 'iPod Tax' One Step Closer to Reality: Adds $75 to Price of 30GB DAP

    Poor Canada, no one cares about you, hockey or the fact that you very well might have to pay additional taxes every time you buy an iPod. It seems like the Copyright Board of Canada has green lighted the tax on DAPs and flash storage cards. (It can’t be any worse, ideologically at least, than the $1 Microsoft pays Universal per Zune sold.) If the tax actually goes into effect, the price of… Read More

  • A&E Television Networks Go Mobile On MobiTV

    I love me some History Channel and now I can love it on my phone, in public. A&E Television Networks and MobiTV, Inc., announced the launch of A&E Mobile and The History Channel Mobile available through the MobiTV service on participating mobile carriers throughout the U.S. And before you say, “who the hell would want to watch this stuff on a little cell phone screen?”… Read More

  • Rock Band Bundle Costs $200: Amazon


    Anyone who doesn’t like Def Leppard can bite me, no disrespect I like Guitar Hero as much as the next guy (though I heard that Rock the 80s is a bit of a let down), but don’t think for a second that I’ll blindly buy Guitar Hero 3 just based on the name alone. Nope, I’ve got my eye on Rock Band, though if the price that Amazon has listed—$200 for the game… Read More

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