• EventBee Tries To Take On EventBrite With $1 Flat Service Fee

    EventBee, an event management service, has rolled out a new version of its site that introduces a flat $1 fee for all tickets sold. The move may well prove to disrupt this space – most competitors traditionally charge a small percentage of the ticket price rather than a flat fee. While the difference is negligible for small events where tickets are only a few dollars, coordinators of… Read More

  • Send in the Clowns

    Back in the old days – circa 1997-2000 – fear of Microsoft was a healthy preoccupation. Not only had Gates and crew succeeded in laying waste to the productivity app space, they had blunted the browser wave and were poised to lock down the developer community with .Net’s superior Visual Studio tooling. Today nobody is afraid of Microsoft anymore. Instead Google‘s lock… Read More

  • Samsung U4 spotted on the Internet


    Samsung’s follow up to the U3 has been spotted on the company’s Korean yepp site. No info about the digital audio player has been revealed, other than a hovering Coming Soon. Read More

  • BGR unboxes the iPhone 3G, for real


    BGR, once again, spoils things for the rest of us. I’m not sure I even want to wake up on Friday to go and get my iP3G. Read More

  • Movie industry now feeling the effects of transition away from high-margin disc media

    Now you’ve gone and done it. “It” being, maybe, freaking out the entertainment industry by not buying as many DVDs as you used to. (That, incidentally, sorta gibes with a study that come out today.) One of them there Lehman Brothers analysts downgraded numerous industry stocks yesterday because he doesn’t like how people are now downloading movies more and more often. Read More

  • 20K reasons to stay in your basement, if you're a Flash developer

    Attention Flash game developers- It’s hard making money in your field these days, right? Actually, making money in any field these days seems to be quite difficult. But if you are a Flash developer and you’re focused in on games then why not enter into the Meez Inside Avatar Games Contest? There’s $20,000 worth of cold, hard cash in prize money and who doesn’t like… Read More

  • Oh hello there, Activision Blizzard

    Tada, Activision Blizzard! Yup, the merger between Activision, publisher of Call of Duty 4, and Vivendi Games, which owns World of Warcraft and Diablo creator Blizzard, has been approved by both companies’ shareholders. As you know, the new publisher will be called Activision Blizzard, and will be great. The move should be finalized by tomorrow. Read More

  • Pioneer will have a Blu-Ray recorder by year’s end

    Pioneer announced Tuesday that they plan to have a Blu-ray recorder out by the end of the year in Japan. They plan to accomplish this with help from Sharp, Pioneer’s top shareholder. This comes as no surprise since the demand for Blu-ray recorders is likely jump since the format war is over, although like the players themselves, sales will almost certainly be below expectations. At this… Read More

  • Goldman Sachs: strong executive support for 3G iPhone

    According to the Silicon Alley Insider Goldman Sachs says a “strong number” of executives surveyed say they expect to support the iPhone 3G within the next year. But before we sound the dirge for RIM, only 17% of the 100 execs surveyed gave the theoretical thumbs up to the handset entering their corporate walls. And as the Insider brought up, “supporting” a device is… Read More

  • Gears of War 2 launching November 9?

    According to a new splash page on the GoW site, GoW 2 will launch on November 9. How? Check out the dog tags. They read 033 116 117 126 071, which in ASCII translates to ESC N O V 9. I’m sure Devin and I will find out for sure on Monday. Read More

  • EA-Take 2 merger passes important FTC hurdle, Take 2 still playing shy

    EA still wants to buy Take 2, it’s true, and Take 2 is still playing shy. That, even though EA’s offer of $25.74 per share is now more than what Take 2 is currently trading at, $24.47. But that’s only part of the story, this on-going blah-blah-fest. Apparently Electronic Arts has passed some sort of Federal Trade Commission test, paving the way for a possible… Read More

  • Former Chrysler executive joins Tesla Motors

    Tesla Motors has hired former Chrysler Executive Michael Donoughe to oversee the company’s engineering and manufacturing processes as executive vice president. The 220 miles-per-charge electric Tesla Roadster that sells for more money than most people make in a year will soon be joined by a more consumer-friendly four door sedan. Donoughe should be well-suited for his new role, as… Read More

  • Flixwagon's Mobile Broadcasting Now Publicly Available

    Mobile streaming service provider Flixwagon has added an array of new features in coincidence with its launch into public availability. Among the new features, users can now register and download the client software through Nokia Symbian Series 60 mobile browsers. Before broadcasting, users can specify whether to increase video quality or decrease delay. With new two-way text chat… Read More

  • Olevia LCD TVs are no more, long live Olevia

    Olevia! O-le-via! Hard-hearted harbinger of TVs! Apparently it’s bad when a company’s stock loses more than 90% of its value within a single year. That’s what happened to Tempe, Arizona-based TV brand Olevia, who you might remember from such stores as “Sam’s Club” and “Costco,” among others. The Olevia brand was the property of Syntax-Brillian. Read More

  • The contact revolution will be electronicized (and lubricated)


    I have bad vision. Not super bad, but bad enough that I should probably have contacts (I lost my glasses three years ago). But whenever I see contacts in the wild, they’re dry, scratchy, or forgotten overnight; do I really want to endure that, or am I okay with my 20/50-ish vision? Well, new developments coming down the pipes from some optics-boffins may convince me to take the… Read More

  • BillShrink helps you choose the best possible AT&T plan for your upcoming iPhone 3G purchase


    Let’s say you have no idea which AT&T plan you’ll need come Friday when you pick up your iP3G. For most of us it’s a no-brainer, but a lot of folks are pretty clueless and I’m sure you know a few of them, so feel free to pass this along. Billshrink, which has been profiled over on TechCrunch just released a page specifically built to help you decide which rate… Read More

  • Apparently You People Don't Really Care About Twitter Downtime

    Michael once wrote that Twitter may not have to worry about uptime any more, explaining, “I now need Twitter more than Twitter needs me.” And, a few months and countless hours of downtime later, it looks like most of you feel the same way. The early adopters may have migrated to Friendfeed, but the masses appear to be content to stay and take their punishment at Twitter. Hitwise… Read More

  • 20K Reasons To Stay In Your Basement, If You're a Flash Developer

    Attention Flash game developers- It’s hard making money in your field these days, right? Actually, making money in any field these days seems to be quite difficult. But if you are a Flash developer and you’re focused in on games then why not enter into the Meez Inside Avatar Games Contest? There’s $20,000 worth of cold, hard cash in prize money and who doesn’t like… Read More

  • Expo attendees try out multiplayer Commodore 64 game


    At the third annual C4 Expo hosted by the Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club, the last weekend in June by at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell, KY, eight lucky players got the chance to try out the new multiplayer C64 racing game NetRacer. Users networked 8 Commodore 64s together for head to head racing. The game reportedly supports joystick controls and features sound effects and… Read More

  • Outrage: CliffyB doesn't like the Xbox 360 controller

    CliffyB, Gears of War creator and the coolest guy on Earth this side of John Biggs, doesn’t like the Xbox 360 controller much. In an interview, he compares it to a “spaceship,” what with all those buttons and everything. Simultaneously, he lauds the Wii’s controller, specifically its use in Super Mario Galaxy. Not ever single finger has to be doing something, says Mr. Read More

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