• AdMob Hired by ESPN’s Cricinfo

    ESPN’s Cricinfo, the world’s largest cricket content source, has hired the mobile advertising network AdMob to turn its Internet traffic into gold. Unlike the unsuccessful attempts by alchemists of old to make gold out of base metals, AdMob has a proven track record of turning Internet traffic into advertising money. AdMob will deliver ads globally for Cricinfo, while allowing… Read More

  • Veeker 2.0 In Beta

    We’re no stranger to Veeker, the mobile multimedia messaging technology. A new version of Veeker, fittingly called Veeker 2.0 is able to have a beta launch next Monday. Veeker 2.0 will enable users to create video, photo and TXT messages with their mobile phones, Web cams and digital cameras and almost instantly deliver these messages to friends’ phones or send via e-mail to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Glowworm 2 Edition

    Trio Of ‘phones From Acoustic Research
    Tron Sequel Officialized!
    Back to School 2007: Gadgets for Grade-schoolers
    New Netscape News Portal Dubbed Propeller
    Wii Zapper: $20 In Late November, Free Game Called ‘Link’s Crossbow Training’ Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

      Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Read More

  • Yahoo Lands Bebo Advertising Deal

    Good news for Yahoo, which until now didn’t have an advertising deal with any of the big social networks. They just announced that they will handle advertising for the UK and Ireland sites of Bebo, one of the large social networks (articles here and here). The deal will see Yahoo selling the majority of display and video advertising to an audience of 11.6 million members. Yahoo was… Read More

  • Tablefinder signs first deal

    Tablefinder, one of the six winners at the recent London SeedCamp,
    has come good with its intention to partner with one of the two main global restaurant booking systems, Livebookings Network. The startup remains in an invitation-only beta, however. Founded in 2006 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Tablefinder is a live search and reservation engine for restaurant tables which aggregates booking services… Read More

  • New Netscape News Portal Dubbed Propeller

    Looks like Netscape is going to take another crack at its completely original and un-Digg-like social news portal by slapping a new name on the project and moving it to its own site. After the move Netscape will become an “editorially driven” web portal. In other words, it is completely identical to AOL.com. Maybe this isn’t a complete waste of time and with a new site… Read More

  • OMFG: Free iPhone Unlock is Here


    It looks like our contest may be moot, friends. It looks like a number of the usual suspects — except GeoHot and some shady Russians — have cracked the iPhone wide open. The software is mirrored here and it’s just a zipfile that contains a command line app that looks to be compiled for the iPhone. I tried to run it from the command line in OS X and it wouldn’t take. Read More

  • Propeller Will Be The New Netscape Digg Clone

    AOL has announced that Propeller.com will be the new home for the Netscape social media experiment. What was once considered a possible Digg-killer is now relegated to the backwaters of AOL. In a statement, Tom Drapeau said that AOL was “working hard behind the scenes to ensure a smooth transition before we officially launch at this new destination,” which given the site… Read More

  • Wikia Gaming Launches With 250,000 Articles

    I love Wikia – CEO Gil Penchina, a former eBay executive, says he works harder than anyone in Silicon Valley at building his startup. I routinely point out to him that his startup doesn’t actually do anything – their wiki software is based on the open source MediaWiki project, Google, Looksmart and FM Publishing handle all the revenue via ad sales, and their users create… Read More

  • Listphile: Lists On Speed

    Los Angeles based startup Listphile is aiming to bring list making into the Wiki and Mahalo space. Listphile is a free collaborative list building tool that offers the openness of a wiki with the structure of a database. The company aims to create a vast and easy to use online platform that people will utilize for learning, working together, and socializing. Lists can include Google Map… Read More

  • Google May Add Comment Feature On Shared Reader Feeds

    Google Blogscoped got their hands on an internal video created by the Google Reader team where they discuss future plans for their popular service. There’s a pile of interesting information; highlights include Google developing a new way for publishers to notify Google of updates, plans to integrate more social features into Reader including recommendations based on existing subscriptions… Read More

  • Walkit benefits from Tube walkout

    Europe’s cities are often based on a medieval street plan which is utterly chaotic and not suited to public transport. In London it’s sometimes possible to take a walking short-cut between London Underground stops faster than than it is to take the tube itself. Walkit.com launched late last year but because of the recent industrial strike on the Tubes may have now found its… Read More

  • PikiWiki: Drag 'n Drop Files onto Collaborative Pages

    PikiWiki, which opened to the public yesterday, is no ordinary wiki. Instead of collaborating with others to edit text-dominated pages, people can use PikiWiki to easily share media with one another in a scrapbook-like environment. The coolest thing about PikiWiki is how well the company has pulled off its drag and drop interface. After you sign up for a free account and create a blank page… Read More

  • The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks

    We’ve been tracking emerging mobile-only social networks such as ZYB and Mocospace and Mig33. All have unique selling points (Mocospace is dead simple to use, ZYB has a rich set of potential users from their address book backup service, and Mig33 has a VOIP tool that has attracted over seven million users), but there’s one solid gold feature that none yet have: physical… Read More

  • Apple to iPhone Devs: Go Ahead, But We're Not Helping

    Apple isn’t going to help you hack your iPhone or iPod Touch. That being said, it’s not going to stop you either. In an interview with PC Mag, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s smart head of marketing, basically said that while Apple won’t block development of the handhelds as a platform, it won’t actively break native apps made by third parties. That’s not to say that… Read More

  • Social networks to merge with Bluetooth apps?

    Dating – especially handing over contact details – is a tortuous business at times, so how much easier would it be to network if the point of contact was made easier to control? Social networks have this opportunity right now, but how do you take it into the physical world? UK based First Move is a dating site where you create a private profile then buy black or pink credit-card… Read More

  • Trio Of 'phones From Acoustic Research

    Announced at CEDIA, Acoustic Research unveiled a trio of ‘phones for your listening pleasure. The AWD510 and 210 models deliver high definition sound over a 2.4Ghz advanced digital RF. There’s also a light weight in-ear noise isolating set of buds, ARE05, to tickle your fancy. Read More

  • Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock Coming To A Mac, PC Near You

    I tried playing Guitar Hero once and I embarrassed myself in front of half a dozen or so people at Best Buy. In real life, I can actually play the guitar. Not well, mind you, but I can keep a tune. We all know Macs have been lacking in gaming for quite some time and I’m not much of a fan of Harry Potter, but I’m without a doubt anticipating the release of Guitar Hero III for the… Read More

  • Exclusive Shots of the New Vonage VDV21 Router


    You like to make phone calls? This little black box will let you make phone calls. Our tipster writes: just received one of the new Vonage VDV21 boxes. The package was pretty nice and it is about a 2 min process to get setup. I will let you know how this thing works – only downside so far is you need to get a new Vonage number to do the beta, you can’t use your existing #. This… Read More

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