• News Corp May Be Looking To Buy LinkedIn

    News Corp. is said to be talks to buy business social networking service LinkedIn, according to TechCrunch UK. If the deal were to happen, it would bring MySpace and LinkedIn under the same corporate roof. Full story here. Mountain View based LinkedIn has approx. 12 million users and has taken $27.5 million over 3 rounds from investors including Sequoia, Greylock and Bessemer Venture Partners. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Turkey Day Edition

    Ladybug bots clean Japanese toilets, induce stage fright
    The Unreasonable Stance: Nostalgia aside, Pac-Man still beats Halo in every category
    The random endorsement: e-books (and anyone who disagrees is an imbecile)
    LG Voyager review
    ThirstyLight! Tells you when to wet your wysteria’s whistle
    Contest: Win a Neuros OSD video box! Read More

  • Facebook Is Almost 2/3 Women (and other stats)

    A blogger named Paul Francis went to the trouble of gathering Facebook user data via an advertiser tool that facilitates audience targeting. He pulled user numbers for the top countries, broken down by male/female. The data set is here. The tool shows a total of 42,966,780 members in the top 31 countries. The U.S. leads with just over 18 million users, followed by the UK (6.8m), Canada… Read More

  • Flashphone: Free Browser Based Calls From Russia With Love

    New SIP-based VOIP calling service Flashphone from Russian company “Innovation Systems of Communication” offers browser based free calling. Flashphone is currently in beta and has some limitations (3 calls up to 3 minutes each per day), but upon launch is promising unlimited free calls to a range of countries and services. Where Flashphone is interesting is in its interface… Read More

  • Blast from the past: Ding-A-Lings

    I am The King Ding! Read More

  • HP's "Dragon" laptop is too big for its britches

    When is big too big? When does a laptop cease becoming a laptop and becomes a portable desktop? When does the word “portable” start to mean “maybe with three guys and a crane?” Apparently now, thanks to HP and the new 20.1-inch laptop its calling “The Dragon.” Read More

  • PhoneScoop's cellphone giving guide is gold

    While we’re still a couple weeks away from our annual Smartphones Now state-of-the-smartphone package, those who are looking for a regular phone for the holidays should check out the buying guide put together by the alien hybrids at PhoneScoop. It’s deatailed and, while we don’t agree with all their ideas, the advice is reasonable. On a related, self-plugging note, watch for… Read More

  • RIM working the mobile touchscreen OS for Blackberry

    Research In Motion has been reported as working on a next-generation OS for Blackberry’s mythical 9000 series. They’ve got a pretty fat list of improvements going on for the 9000s, in addition to the usual updates for the standard feature list. For example, they’re abandoning the half-and-half form factor and going with a single big touchscreen to compete directly with the… Read More

  • Kindle: Web Browsing Experience Is Horrible

    I met up with Robert Scoble last night at an Orange party in San Francisco (my photos from the party are here). He brought along his Amazon Kindle and let me and others test it out. It was the first time I’d held one – the Kindle I bought hasn’t arrived yet and my co-editor Erick covered the New York launch. Anyway, he took video of me giving my opinion of the Kindle… Read More

  • Chris Collins From Linden Lab: Stability Is The Key

    I had the opportunity today to catch up with Chris Collins, the “Technical Assistant to the CEO” at Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life. A Commerce graduate from the University of Western Australia he started in tech, then like many locals (Vibe Capital, Mig33) headed off overseas. After working on his own startup 3 years ago in the Valley he fell in love with Second Life and… Read More

  • More free HD DVDs, Toshiba gives them out like jellybeans

    So if you’re not down to get your HD DVDs from Amazon like we mentioned earlier, you can go straight to the source. Toshiba is giving people five free HD DVDs to go along with a purchase of any of their new HD DVD-capable laptops. They look like pretty solid little machines, so if you’re in the market for, say, an SLI-equipped gamer laptop, but also want to get a little hi-def… Read More

  • Circuit City's Friday is the Blackest

    There’s some pretty sweet stuff going on Friday at Circuit City. You can get a 42-inch Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV for $800, a Roadmate GPS System for your car for $125, or maybe you just would like a fully-loaded laptop for $300? Sure, it’s an HP Compaq, but at three bills you can hardly complain. There’s more deals than that, including some stocking stuffers for pocket… Read More

  • Ebeam creates an interactive surface anywhere you want

    Huh? Killer soundtrack, though. Heh. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 10 percent off memory from Crucial

    I recently upgraded the MacBook from 512MB of RAM to 2GB from Crucial and now it runs like butta. Butta, I tells ya. Crucial makes it easy to find out what RAM you need for your rig and now you can get 10 percent off. Select parts are in the promotion so check out the site and order anytime from Friday, Nov. 23 to Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. There’s even free shipping within the… Read More

  • Black Friday madness continues: Wal*Mart

    If you’re the type of socially irresponsible douche who actually shops at Wal*Mart, then you’ll appreciate this list of Black Friday deals the behemoth has in store for you. Notables include an HP scanner/printer combo thing for $35, a decent-lookinf 7-Megapixel Kodak digicam for $90, and a really interesting deal: an 8-Megapixel Polaroid digital camera bundled with a six-inch… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 10 free HD DVDs with Toshiba HD DVD player for only $200

    This is one hell of a bitchin’ deal from Amazon. When you purchase a Toshiba HD-A3 player (also applies to the HD-A30 or HD-A35) for $199.99 you get 10 free HD DVDs. You already receive 300 and The Bourne Identity with the player and then an additional three from the following list: Read More

  • Buy.com's Black Friday deals leaked

    We told you about a great deal from Buy.com earlier today, and BlackFriday.info has spilled the kittens on what to expect from Buy.com for Black Friday, and it’s pretty good stuff. Take, for example, the Slingbox PRO with HD cables bundle for $230, shipped, and a metric ton of Zune accessories. Have a look, pretend it’s Friday. Buy.com’s Black Friday [blackfriday dot info] Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Amazon can't wait till Friday, we don't blame them

    It’s mostly computer peripherals so don’t wet yourself or anything, but the deals are pretty sweet if you’re in the market for mice, keyboards and speakers. The majority of the items listed will include free shipping and certain items are available Turkey Day and Buyer’s Remorse Day aka Monday. The CrunchDeals begin tomorrow so be on your A-game. Hit the jump for a full… Read More

  • Blackjack II available on Black Friday

    The black Blackjack II will be on store shelves this Friday with the red wine version going on sale 12/6. It’s $149.99 with two-year contract. That is all. Read More

  • Facebook Stealing Googlers At An Alarming Rate

    Facebook and Google have been competing with each over more than just social networking. Facebook is growing from 300ish employees today to 700 next year. And the best place to get good engineers and others is Google, where many have already vested on their stock options and are looking for the next big hit. Facebook has already claimed Youtube CFO Gideon Yu, eCommerce Product lead Benjamin… Read More

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