• A message to Yahoo! people

    If you’re getting layed-off, let go or leaving for new pastures today/this week, then get in touch. We’d be interested to hear… More on CNet: “One source inside the company said the number was 1,100, which is slightly higher than expected. The layoffs bring the headcount down to about 13,200 employees.” Read More

  • Hands on with GestureTek's camera-based gesture system

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=gesture.flv I lost quite a bit of this video but here’s a look at GestureTek’s EyeMobile system that uses a phone’s camera to create a gesture-based experience for maps and games. It worked really well and could be a way to add interesting interactivity features without adding an accelerometer to the package. Product Page Read More

  • The WGA strike, she is over

    Strike‘s over. Now let us never speak of it again. STRIKE OVER: Hollywood Back To Work! [Deadline Hollywood via Drudge Report] Read More

  • Fear and Loathing in Hyrule

    http://p.castfire.com/Xu7m0/video/7274/bbtv_2008-02-13-002457.flv I could actually use a Power Bracelet right about now. Fear and Loathing in Hyrule: Gonzo vs. Zelda [BoingBoing] Read More

  • Dr. Marty Cooper, inventor of the mobile phone, likes the iPhone


    Engineer and all-round-nice-guy Marty Cooper told some gathered reporters and industry folks that he likes the iPhone… and Samsung and Motorola phones, but for different reasons. He did, however agree that it’s not as good as everyone says but he does enjoy using it. He was talking about the future of mobile and his point was fairly simple: have faith. Things can and will get… Read More

  • Panasonic's 32GB SDHC memory card coming in April

    These SD cards just get bigger and fatter all the time — and by bigger and fatter, I mean internally. After all, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. This one from Panasonic, available in April, is a 32-gigabyte card. Granted, it’s $700 but it does work rather speedily with a 20mb/sec transfer speed. There’s a SanDisk 32-gigabyte card that’ll also be out… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Drop Google and use Yahoo in Europe

    T-Mobile announced that it will be dropping Google and picking up Yahoo as its preferred mobile search provider in Europe. This is a minor victory for Yahoo, which is in direct competition with Google and Microsoft to put its search engine on mobile phones that can access the Internet. When T-Mobile partnered with Google, it was heralded as one of the first partnerships between a mobile… Read More

  • AOL Mobile's crowd: One guy


    Another sad showing in the pR()N hall. AOL Mobile’s booth was big, empty, and white. Read More

  • Spice Mobile's optical media disk hands-on


    I just wandered over to the Spice booth to see their weird optical-disk-reading phone. It was pretty clunky and I probably wouldn’t use it, but that won’t stop the rest of the world from giving it a go. A lot of us forget that IP-based media, in the aggregate, is unfairly distributed. Overlay a heat map on the globe and you’d see white hot action in most of Asia, warmish… Read More

  • Rare Mobile Phone Viruses Feared by Public

    A survey released at the Mobile World Congress today reports that 72% of those surveyed feared a virus may infect their handset. The poll was conducted by IT security specialist McAfee, and based on 2,000 people in Britain, the United States and Japan. Only 2% of respondents actually had a virus in their mobile phone. Nearly 12% said they knew someone who had a virus, while 86% of people said… Read More

  • Yahoo! Go 3.0 Beta: You're chorking on it

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1318.JPG,full,pp_image] Got a moment to play with Yahoo! Go 3.0 Beta on Symbian hardware and it looks pretty nice. It has a sort of carousel interface with news, maps, and messaging and, sadly, doesn’t really filter images for taste and aesthetics, as we see here. It works with Blackberries, most Nokias, and the UIQ Sony-Ericssons. They were also showing off… Read More

  • Remote smartphone support: Crazy good idea

    I popped by the LogMeIn booth today take a look at their RescueMobile package for smartphones. Essentially, the service lets technicians take control of a smartphone remotely, accessing all of its functions and repairing it over the air. LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile simulates a remote smartphone on a support technician’s local computer, who can then manipulate the screen, use its keypad… Read More

  • Block Guy gets drunk

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1301.JPG,full,pp_image] Yesterday I asked you all to name this block guy. He’s still nameless but he got drunk last night and his head fell… Read More

  • Boomer Social Network Eons Gets a Facelift; Spins Off Obits Section as Tributes

    Can Jeff Taylor revive Eons, his dying social network for aging Boomers? A few weeks ago, he dropped the minimum age requirement of 50. And, today, he is giving his old lady of a site a facelift. The redesigned site now has new navigation, new organization centered around groups, and new search that helps members more easily find others with the same interests—whether that’s… Read More

  • Intel puts $3.5 million into 'bragging rights' startup

    Bragster, a London-based social network for dares (think Jackass meets Facebok), has closed a $3.5 million Series A round of venture capital funding led by Intel Capital, the global investment arm of Intel Corp, reports TechCrunch UK. They were joined by angel investor David Frankel who previously invested in companies including GetMeIn and SiteAdvisor (sold to Ticketmaster and McAfee… Read More

  • Dr. Martin Cooper on the future of "handsets"


    Engineer and all-round-nice-guy Marty Cooper told some gathered reporters and industry folks that he likes the iPhone… and Samsung and Motorola phones, but for different reasons. He did, however agree that it’s not as good as everyone says but he does enjoy using it. He was talking about the future of mobile and his point was fairly simple: have faith. Things can and will get better… Read More

  • Google Officially Hijacks 404 Pages, What Do You Think?

    Following our story yesterday on reports that the new beta version of Google’s Toolbar hijacks 404 pages, Google’s Matt Cutts confirmed the story. Unsurprisingly Cutts suggested that the hijacking was a helpful measure and that it only takes place where the 404 page is under 512 bytes. I have to admit that it does sound warm and fuzzy, Google being helpful and all, but still… Read More

  • Bebo extends its mobile reach as sale talks buzz

    Even as Bebo is rumoured to be in sale talks, it has today signed a deal to to allow its 40 million plus members to produce and share content on their mobile phones, reports TechCrunch UK. Bebo’s new client application for handsets is provided by Intercasting, which has the Anthem product for social sites. Yesterday Bebo said it had signed a distribution deal with T-mobile in the UK… Read More

  • Dell Acquires Adam Dell's MessageOne For $155 Million

    Dell has acquired enterprise email management service MessageOne for $155 million. MessageOne offers on-demand services for business continuity, archiving and disaster recovery, with a particular focus on email. MessageOne’s Email Management Services (EMS) promises to “eliminate all of the risks of managing email by solving archiving, continuity, and security needs” with… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Y Indeed Edition

    Video: PopCast shows a modded Wiimote instrument, controlled via yo-yo
    Name this SpinVox guy with a block for a head
    The $30 device to replace all my cookware
    Another show, another set of Golla bags
    Solio Magnesium and Hybrid
    The Ladies of MWC Caption Contest Read More

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