• Sugar Publishing Raises New Round; Partners With NBC Universal

    Sugar Publishing, the company behind the hugely successful Team Sugar and ten or so other blogs aimed at the female demographic, will announce a new round of financing tomorrow. They are not disclosing the size of the round, but it is being led by NBC Universal, with participation from previous investor Sequioia Capital. They previously raised $5 million, on a rumored $12-15 million… Read More

  • Google Docs Gets Folders, Now What About Gmail?

    Google has announced an update to Google Docs and Spreadsheets that includes improved features and support for folders. The entire document list within Google Docs and Spreadsheets has been given a complete visual overhaul with “new icons, more content, and better organizational controls”. Searching documents in the service has been improved; dynamically filtered results from… Read More

  • Charities Benefit From iPhone Madness

    Check out Part 2 here This is Lindsey Lanpher. She’s a representative from Keep A Child Alive, an organization getting anti-retroviral treatment to children infected with AIDS in Africa. She’s also second in line at the Apple Store in SoHo, NYC, determined to get the very first iPhone the store sells — only to auction it off for the charity. (Another representative… Read More

  • Cellfish.com: PC To Mobile Content Sharing

    Cellfish Media, a spin-off company from media company Lagard√®re (publisher of Elle magazine) has launched Cellfish.com, a social network and destination portal centered on users sharing music, videos and art between their PCs and mobile devices. Cellfish.com aims to tackle the issue of being able to share mobile entertainment while retaining the use of such content regardless of handset… Read More

  • Microsoft Betas: Windows Live Photo Gallery; Microsoft Live Drive Here

    Ever since Microsoft launched Live Search last year, they’ve been keeping a steady pace of new services integrations as they grow the Live Suite, specifically integration between interfaces for mobile, desktop, and web, as well as between the users themselves via Live Spaces. The biggest piece to fall in place recently was the replacements for Hotmail and Outlook Express, the Windows… Read More

  • DeWolfe, Anderson To News Corp: Show Us The Money

    What value do founders have to any online business? According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, MySpace founders Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson are asking News Corp to hand over $50million over two years for both to stay at MySpace, a pay rate of $12.5million each per year. On top of that both are alleged to be asking for $15million to “invest in internet companies”. To put that in… Read More

  • Hands On With Dell's New Inspiron, XPS Notebooks

    Earlier today we introduced you to the new of Inspirons and now we have a few snaps of what they, and the XPS notebooks look like up close. Although the new additions to the XPS line are elegantly designed, it looks like the Inspirons got the short end of the stick when it comes to visual appeal. Read More

  • Sony VAIO TZ1 Spotted In The Wild

    Remember the Sony VAIO TZ1? If you don’t then I’ll refresh your memory. This is the hottest VAIO laptop to date and to see it in person was a real treat considering the general public won’t see it for a while, if at all. Michael Tchong told me it made Vista “tolerable” thanks to the 32GB SSD. He also mentioned he’d like the option to run XP instead to boost… Read More

  • Apple Stores Shutting Doors At 2PM On iDay

    Apple retail stores will be closed on June 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to get ready for the premiere of iPhone. We’ll open the doors again at 6:00 p.m., when you can be one of the first to see, try, and buy the iPhone. Be sure to arrive early — iPhone is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Apple Read More

  • iRiver Mplayer: The Mickey Mouse DAP

    Ta-da! The iRiver Mplayer, the DAP in the shape of America’s most beloved Disney mouse. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as specs go—1GB of storage, MP3, WMA, etc.—but seeing as though it’s in the shape Mickey Mouse, I have reason to believe it’ll sell well. In Korea, that is. Read More

  • Hands-On With The Cadillac CTS Infotainment System


    Telescoping touch-screen with three-dimensional imaging of landmarks Cadillac’s 2008 CTS will have an all inclusive ‘infotainment’ system to meet all your in-car entertainment needs. Not only do you get GPS and XM radio, but you’ll also have a 40GB HDD onboard to store your MP3s. Trendscape analyst Michael Tchong was on hand to dish out the latest trends in in-car… Read More

  • Memorex M-Flyer Pilot Gets Refreshed, Still A USB Drive

    My favorite part of the M-Flyer Pilot—part of Memorex’s TravelDrive line of USB flash drives—is that its USB connector is retractable. In fact, that’s its most exciting feature, though it does now support Vista’s ReadyBoost feature and it’s been gussied up a bit with metallic blue or red accents. The drive also comes loaded with Portable Vault USB… Read More

  • More Drama For Jobster

    Seattle-based Jobster has had a rough time over the last several months. They radically changed their business model and went through a round of layoffs. The company, and CEO Jason Goldberg, has faced criticism for all of these changes. Now a new storm is brewing over a former employee, Jason Davis. Davis previously sold a recruiting blog to Jobster, and worked with the company for a while. Read More

  • First iPhone Review Spotted: Wait for Next Year's Model?

    The New York Post, by way of Matt Drudge, has perhaps the first review of the iPhone online. It’s certainly the first one I’ve seen. Big shock: the guy doesn’t really like it. He does, but it’s one of those qualified, “it’s good, but…” reviews that you could’ve written yourself two months ago. The reviewer, a certain Glenn Fleishmann, calls… Read More

  • iPhone Reviews Are Rolling In

    The embargoes have lifted iPhone reviews are starting to roll in. We were not so lucky as to be graced with one, but CrunchGear is keeping track of everything everyone is writing about the phone. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are giving it a big thumbs up, ensuring that they will be continue to receive new Apple gadgets in the future. Or perhaps the iPhone really is a game… Read More

  • Dvorak Wants Us All To Stop Worshiping the iPhone

    “This is the last week of Apple iPhone hype, hyperbole, and hand-wringing…. Hitler got less coverage when he invaded Poland.” Good move, Dvorak. I mean, to a point I agree with your sentiment and feel like the whole of the tech “journalism” world has completely abdicated its responsibility to be impartial in its coverage of the Jes… I mean iPhone, but… Read More

  • New Real Player Launches

    Real Networks has announced the public release of their new Real Player available on their website. We covered the beta release at the beginning of the month along with 20 beta accounts that went fast. The new player focuses on bridging the gap for video between the desktop and the internet by letting users save and share video from any location on the net. The new player adds a… Read More

  • Topix CEO Steps Down; VP Chris Tolles Takes Spot

    This is a quick post because I’m getting on a plane to Europe, but fast-growing news site Topix has a new CEO. Rich Skrenta has stepped down, and VP Marketing Chris Tolles has taken his position. See Tolles’ blog post on this here, and everyone’s bios here. The official explanation is below. The real explanation will come out soon, I’m sure: Even though we were… Read More

  • Dell Adds Colors, Webcams, Fingerprint Readers To Inspiron Notebooks, Kills Dimension Brand


    Congratulations Dell on catching up with the rest of the notebook-manufacturing industry. While others like Sony, Toshiba and HP — hell, even Acer and Lenovo — have been trotting out options like multiple color choices, built-in Webcams, mobile wireless broadband and fingerprint readers in their consumer notebooks for at least a year, you’re finally getting around to it with… Read More

  • Dyson Airblade: No Sucking, Just Blowing

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-28441174614961743&hl=en Dyson today announced the U.S. launch of Dyson Airblade, the fastest, most hygienic hand dryer available on the market and a solution to one of the concerns of restroom users. And here’s the video to prove it. Sorry, I had a case of the shakes, but you can still see Sir James Dyson showing of his magical… Read More