• Leap Year Babies, we salute you

    After reading this article from The Register, it’s become blatantly apparent to me that leap year babies are A) mad as hell and B) not going to take it any more. I was born on the first day of February and would like to express my admiration for those of you out there who were born on a day in this great month so callously overlooked by many a web-based form. Case in point, the… Read More

  • Vista: Cheaper = Better?

    Microsoft is lowering the price of Vista for all you good people out there. Ultimate drops to $219 from $299 and Home Premium drops to $129 from $159, leading analyst to gasp and gape in awe. Why is Microsoft doing this? Are they madmen, so drunk on their own power that they will turn down a twenty spot just because they can? No. Apparently Home Premium and Ultimate were “new… Read More

  • Bluetooth MP3 watch for when you just can't stand to not have something that plays music strapped to you

    Ah, the return of the MP3-playing watch. This time, without the ridiculous headphone cord running up your arm. The GoldLantern Bluex Bluetooth MP3 Watch comes with 1GB of storage and a pair of Bluetooth 2.0 headphones.   The watch is good for 12 hours per charge of its lithium-ion battery and will play either MP3 or WMA files. I’m not much of a watch man myself, so I asked… Read More

  • TechCrunch UK: The news wrap

    Courtesy of TechCrunch UK, starting from this week I’ll be giving you a run-down of what’s been happening in the UK, Ireland and – where possible – a little of what’s going on in the rest of the European startup scene. Hopefully you’ll find this useful. Last.fm, the UK startup CBS bought, said it was getting a lot of traffic from its widgets. On March 14… Read More

  • Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Keynote Speaker at CTIA

    The international CTIA WIRELESS 2008 trade show announced that Virgin founder and chairman Sir Richard Branson will deliver a keynote address on the show’s opening day, April 1 at 9:oo a.m. Keynote speeches will take place in the Barron Room at the Los Vegas Hilton. CTIA WIRELESS will take place April 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson… Read More

  • T-Mobile USA Posts Strong Fourth-Quarter Numbers

    T-Mobile USA reported good numbers for the fourth-quarter of 2007. The company added 951,000 new customers and generated $4.4 billion in revenue. These numbers are up from 2006’s fourth-quarter, when T-Mobil USA added 901,000 customers and had $3.81 billion in revenue. By the end of 2007, T-Mobile was the fourth largest cell phone service provider in the United States with 28.7… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Race Relations Edition

    Unreasonable Stance: Why travel when you can just Google?
    Android amazes stuffy BBC: “I say, jolly good!” says reporter
    Garsh n’ Begorrah, my wee bairns! Ireland’s O2 gets the iPhone
    Great moments in trademark trolling
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  • Crunch Network


    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. Neil on Han Solo Carbonite Desk: Exactly what it sounds like, as cool as it sounds I would imagine Jabba didn’t use Han in Carbonite as a desk because his hands were barely functional enough to grab Leias ass, much less hold a… Read More

  • Yahoo's MyBlogLog Adds An Activity Stream Feature

    MyBlogLog, a blogger social network acquired by Yahoo about a year ago, launched v.2 of their service tonight, with a significant new feature. You can see the MyBlogLog widget in the right sidebar of this site – it shows pictures and names of recent visitors. The new feature is an activity stream of recent activities by all users on various social networks – blog posts, new… Read More

  • Confirmed: Live Video On YouTube This Year

    First rumored in January, YouTube is definitely doing live video, and it’s happening this year. Sarah Meyers got the scoop (video above), transcript as follows care of NewTeeVee: Meyers: “When are you guys gonna do live video on YouTube?” Chen: “2008. We’ll do it this year. “Live video is just something… Read More

  • Blog Network MyKinda To Shut Down Today

    I just got word from MyKinda founder Lee Wilkins that he plans to shutdown the Eastern European blog network later today. The network launched just last September and was being bootstrapped. Earlier this week we reported that they were having significant financial difficulties, and had shut down all but two of their sites. Today, those last two will be shuttered as well. Wilkins says the… Read More

  • VoiceSage wins €3m round for voice apps

    Making voice calls from within the browser, and the growing links between voice applications and the web of data is a big trend online today. Last December Ribbit, a startup that calls itself “Silicon Valley’s first phone company,” launched a bid to spread Flash apps for voice. Now another startup, is also aiming at voice and ‘messaging 2.0′ services from a… Read More

  • Google Inspires Art That Is Completely Rooted

    Google can be used for many things, the basis for an art exhibition isn’t one area that naturally comes to mind. A new art exhibition in Sydney asks Google who and what is “completely rooted” and displays the results. “Completely rooted” for those unfamiliar with the phrase is Australian slang for being in an unfortunate position, being tired (as in I’ve… Read More

  • Amazon Offering User Generated Video Hosting and Monetization

    http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822/US/davezatz-20/8011/cf4a2375-8508-4cb4-a697-98a8f71c36fd&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate Amazon has quietly entered the video hosting and monetization game with Your Video Widget. Your Video Widget allows any registered Amazon Affiliate to upload a video and then select products that can be displayed… Read More

  • New Legos get old-school, sinister

    [photopress:newspace.jpg,full,center] Legos! We’re not sure why it’s acceptable — no, required — that we gadget blogs report on all things Lego, but we’re compelled to, and we’re more than happy. The Lego site Brickshelf has unearthed a couple badass forthcoming Space Lego sets that look really fun. One’s an old-school generic spaceship, something… Read More

  • Data is the New Links. Tim Berners-Lee Says Sites That Don't Give Users Their Data Back Are Boring

    Who owns your friends (or rather the list of who your friends are and how they are connected to you) has been a big source of debate in the social networking world. Control over that data is what makes social networks like Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn so potentially valuable. Yet there has also been a movement afoot towards letting people take their friends with them, if you will, to… Read More

  • GrandCentral Homeless Stunt Worked So Well It's Time For An Encore

    Most companies target early adopters with their new products, hoping those users will tell all of their friends all about it. But not GrandCentral, the company Google acquired for $50 million in July 2007. They’ve gone after the homeless demographic. Twice. Two years ago they offered to give homeless people free access to their (already free) service. It worked so well (4,000 signups)… Read More

  • Save those frequent flier miles, save $20,000 on your Virgin Galactic flight

    I actually am pretty sure that the people who can spend $2,000,000 on space tourism are a different demographic from the people who scrounge miles to get free tickets. And yet, Virgin Galactic is going to let you redeem 200,000 miles for a big 10% off that trip to space. Somehow I doubt they’re going to get a lot of takers on that offer, but it is a nice little taste of the future.

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  • SQUA.RE – luxurious but locked-down video

    If you like watching moody-looking (or are they just bored?) models standing around in the background of a TV commercial shoot, while Keira Knightley walks around in curlers, then I have the very web TV channel for you. SQUA.RE is an online video portal (yes, I said portal) dedicated to luxury and style. Its various channels around luxury and fashion are delivered via Flash and look pretty… Read More

  • Edge magazine thinks Xbox 360 may have peaked

    [photopress:360edgeee.jpg,full,center] Edge magazine makes a bold claim with its article “Is Xbox 360 Past Its Peak?” Mary, Mary quite contrary. In just over 3,000 words, the magazine explains why Microsoft’s console may have already reached its zenith, with the only direction it can go from here on out being down. It’s sorta like a message board post entitled… Read More

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