• MediaTech 2.006: who is walking the walk?

    MediaTech 2.006: who is walking the walk?

    Thursday 30th November is Library House’s MediaTech 2.006 event at the Imax Theatre, London which aims to bring together some of the hottest startup companies and incumbent giants together in order to discuss the convergence of media, technology and communications all in one event. The event is sponsored by Microsoft and Intel Capital with contributions from top entrepreneurs such as Bob… Read More

  • Weekly Crunch: Robot Survey Edition

    Weekly Crunch: Robot Survey Edition

    Here’s a recap of last week’s news: Survey! Lexar JumpDrive Mercury: Awesomest JumpDrive Mercury Ever All Your Base Are Belong To U-ROBO Asus W6 and S6 Leather Laptops Good Morning, Starshine: The Wake-Up Light Read More

  • This weeks up coming events.

    This weeks up coming events.

    This week like most in London sees a number of very good events which I will be attending. i.e MomoLondon and Internet “Peeps” Dinner. 1. Tomorrow (6th of November) sees Mobile Monday London’s 1st anniversary event which will be hosted at Google. As always doors will open at 6pm and the event will start at 6.30pm and end at 8pm to give enough time for networking. The theme for… Read More

  • Fox Interactive Launches Desktop/Website Widget Platform

    Fox Interactive Launches Desktop/Website Widget Platform

    Fox Interactive Media will announce a new widget platform called SpringWidgets on Monday morning at the Widgets Live Conference in San Francisco. It is a unique offering in the increasingly complicated widget space, although the desktop portion of it only works on the Windows platform. Widget platforms today work on websites (see Google Gadgets and WidgetBox) or the desktop (see Yahoo Widgets). Read More

  • My Neighbourhood launches community networking.

    My Neighbourhood launches community networking.

    My Neighbourhoods (MN) is a new UK “community networking” site that has just launched with the aim to “improve communication and neighbourly behaviour in the thousands of communities throughout the UK”. as explained by Danny Bull the CEO On closer inspection the site is a mashup of local news & reviews plus local classified advertising combined with aspects of social… Read More

  • Topix Raises $15m More for Local News Search

    Topix Raises $15m More for Local News Search

    News search engine Topix.net has announced that has taken $15 million in additional funding from three large media companies, Tribune, Gannett and McClatchy. The company raised a round about 18 months ago for an undisclosed sum that was only said to be under $5 million. That funding came from Tribune, Gannet and Knight-Ridder, who have since been acquired by McClatchy. Topix brings a long list of… Read More

  • Web 2.0 gets the glossy magazine treatment

    The Guardian’s Weekend magazine has discovered Web 2.0 and features a number of the hot companies in the area, most of which are old-hat to aficionados of the space (Wikipedia, Flickr, etc). However, it’s nice to see the UK’s Last.FM featured in a largely US-focused piece. There are various interviews worth checking out, where people get to answer: What is Web 2.0? What is your… Read More

  • FuckedCompany's Adbrite Spawn Goes 2.0

    In 2002, page views on Philip Kaplan’s infamous FuckedCompany website were going through the roof – and he needed an advertising platform to monetize those visitors. He couldn’t find the self-service product that he needed, so he built his own with co-founder Gidon Wise. That ad platform was eventually spun out of FC and turned into Adbrite. Today, it”s the 11th largest ad… Read More

  • Palm, Samsung to Drop Surprise QWERTY Fun for Xmas (With Cingular Rebates)!

    Cash back bonanza holy moly! We’ve got two scoops in one, all based on a flickr screen grab. Sometimes Cingular auto-tragically publishes stuff it don’t mean to. Oops, Cingular! We found this graphic on flickr. Cingular, the orange fan of all things with the words “Treo” and “GSM,” is set to launch not just the anticipated Treo 680 this winter, but also the… Read More

  • Cingular Revamps Biz Site: Treo 680 Culprit?

    , we notice that Cingular’s website (at least the business end) keeps going down. Then up. Is this a ripple-effect of the imminent Treo Launch? Or something else altogether? We have no idea here at CrunchGear Central. We did, however, notice that a new marketing loop plays from time-to-time on the main business website, featuring highlighting of the word “now.” This falls in line… Read More

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  • White Chocolate Now Available via Verizon

    the white version of the popular LG Chocolate. The music-phone, which is a straight shot at the Apple iPod and the Sony-Ericsson Walkman phones from Cingular, is known for its light-up, touch-sensative buttons. Now, that’s a lot of hyphens so I hope you were paying attention, because this phone is cute. It’s a Nano-looking (edit: Hickey is hyphen-crazy) MP3 player that slides into a… Read More

  • Brando MP4 Watch

    Brando MP4 Watch

    This big and clunky watch from Brando is actually capable of playing MP3s and WMV or MP4 video. It has 1GB of on-board memory and a 128 x 128 pixel screen capable of displaying 65k colors. There is also a built in mic for voice recording. I can’t wear watches because they make me feel claustrophobic (the world is closing in!—on my wrist), but if you’re in the market for a cheap… Read More

  • Kotaku Kidz: Suffer the Little PS3-Loving Children

    Kids + PS3 = Proof that We Over 25s are Dinosaurs. Brian Crecente’s kid picked up the PS3′s SIXAXIS controller and immediately figured it out. It took me four weeks to figure out those ketchup bottles with the big tops are supposed to go cap side down. Clips: My Son Masters the Sixaxis [Kotaku] Read More

  • Which Smartphone is For You?

    The CrunchGear team published a very detailed comparison of the major Smartphone choices to help first time buyers make the right choice. This is the first of many product comparison research posts that the team is working on. They compare the top seven current smartphones. The phone I use, the Motorola Q, is included. Frankly, it was a poor choice and at this point I wish I had just bought a… Read More

  • Checking Out Weebly's Ajax Site Creator

    I have to give credit to Weebly, which is turning into one of the best simple site creation tools on the Internet. When we first heard about them a couple of months ago all I saw was another buggy Ajax website creator. What we really wanted to see was something better than the existing tools – Google Page Creator, Sitekreator and Synthasite. We’ve taken another look over the last few… Read More

  • DropSend For Sale: Flock Is Looking

    DropSend, a file sharing application that is similar to the king of the space, YouSendIt, announced itself for sale today. The creator, Carson Systems, says that the site is profitable and growing, but that they don’t have enough time to focus on the service. In a follow up post a few hours later Ryan Carson wrote that a number of people were already interested in buying the product… Read More

  • Online File Conversion Services

    Online File Conversion Services

    Zamzar, a free online file conversion tool, launched last week. Like a similar tool, Media Convert, Zamzar allows users to upload a file and have it converted into a number of formats. Common uses for Zamzar include converting PDF documents to Word, iTunes AAC files to MP3, and Flash (flv) files to MP4 for iPod use. Up to five files can be converted simultaneously. The process takes a few minutes… Read More

  • Preorder Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

    Preorder Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

    Now that your Xbox 360 can support 1080p (if it isn’t broken that is), it’s time to get that nifty Xbox 360 HD DVD Player for “true high definition” resolution. You can preorder the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player on Amazon for $199, and it will be shipped to you when released on November 7. You’ll probably be able to pickup one of these when you walk into any store selling… Read More

  • Hands on With the Nintendo Wii

    Here we see the Wii in all her glory. I’m going to commit fanboyicide here, but the graphics were very muddy on these units, reminding me more of the original Playstation than a 2006 console. The gameplay, obviously, is the draw, but I’m withholding praise until i see some good launch titles. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Tornado Edition

    Daily Crunch: Tornado Edition

    A whirlwind of stories caught our attention recently: Vadim Releases Quad-Core PC With Dual GeForce 8800GTX Graphic Cards OSIM iGallop, Get Fit and Look Like a Jackass Asus Releases Lamborghini Laptop Zune Reviewed Lexar JumpDrive Mercury: Awesomest JumpDrive Mercury Ever Read More