• ProofHQ – collaborative version tracking

    Everyone has been there. Emailing proofs of documents around for approval. Pretty soon no-one knows who made which changes and the docment is a mess. This is the problem ProofHQ, which has just launched in public Beta, is trying to solve. The London-based private startup has zero’d in on the process used to proof documents, designs and artwork with a web application designed to make… Read More

  • Steampunk Mac Mini wedding gift looks amazing

    Now that’s a good looking Streampunk mod right there. Dave Veloz made a Mac Mini into a Victorian-style computer system (just like the computers they had back then) as a gift for his wife on their wedding day. It includes such intricate details as a brass-looking flat panel monitor mounted to a granite base. Unbelievable and very cool. Photos from steampunkworkshop.com Steampunk Remake… Read More

  • Qualcomm Loses another Legal Fight with Nokia

    Mobile technology company Qualcomm lost another legal fight with Nokia. A British court ruled today that Qualcomm’s claim of patent infringement against handset maker Nokia were invalid. The U.K. High Court said Nokia had not infringed on patents regarding GSM mobile phone standards. Qualcomm has been trying to bring an injunction against Nokia that would keep it from selling products… Read More

  • Convergence gone awry with the vacuum mouse

    What’s worse; That this mouse is also a vacuum cleaner or that the tagline is “Who said cleaning can’t be mouseverlous”? If you’re still reading this, the mouse itself is an 800dpi USB human interface device that also sweeps up crumbs. It costs about $30. Thanko’s Vacuum Cleaner Mouse [GeekStuff4U.com] via Pocket-lint.co.uk Read More

  • Facebook – so 2007

    Facebook is just, like soooo over? No, wait, before we descend into cliché, the more interesting thing about the below video is that it’s not made by Americans, but by Brits, bored with Facebook’s more useless applications and the like. But then, when you realise this is a video created by a viral marketing company, you have to ask, is this real sentiment or manufactured… Read More

  • Fuel cell-powered Lifecar has 250 mile range: 0-60 in seven seconds

    [photopress:lifecar.jpg,full,center] A hydrogen-powered sports car will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show that begins on Thursday that’s expected to go from 0-60 mph in seven seconds. (It tops out at about 90 mph.) The car, called the Lifecar and based on the Morgan Aero-8 (look at me, talking like I know anything about cars), has a range of 250 miles. It’s being touted as a… Read More

  • Orgoo Throws Hat into Video Chat Ring

    Orgoo, the long-anticipated, all-in-one, browser-based communications suite that presented at TechCrunch40 last fall, is releasing a new video chat service to the public today. This comes ahead of a general release of its email, IM, and SMS tools, which remain in private beta. Over the last seven months, Orgoo has been working on building a replacement to the Userplane video chat it has relied on. Read More

  • Only 1 percent of adults regularly download, watch movies from Internet

    [photopress:nooneswatching.jpg,full,center] No one’s downloading movies from the Internet. “No one,” here, means about 1 percent of adults with broadband connections. That hardly bodes will for Apple TV and the like. A recent survey conducted by research outfit the Diffusion Group found that only 1 percent of adult with broadband frequently download movies (legally) from… Read More

  • Is Amazon Rethinking Its Movie Download Service?

    It’s been a year-and-a-half since Amazon launched Unbox, its movie download service that competes with Netflix and iTunes. Amazon has a partnership with TiVo to allow people to download movies straight to their TV set-top boxes. But Unbox doesn’t appear to have really made a dent in Amazon’s business yet. The service did not even warrant a mention in last… Read More

  • YieldBuild Raises $6 Million Series B For Optimizing Ads

    YieldBuild raised a $6 million series B round led by Storm Ventures. Hummer Winblad, which put in the initial $2 million when it launched as HubPages two years ago, also participated. The company is in the process of changing its name to YieldBuild, a service that was launched last October to optimize display ads. As we explained then, YieldBuild: . . . uses computer algorithms to… Read More

  • China Mobile Still Interested in iPhone

    China Mobile, the largest mobile phone operator, said today that it is still interested to hosting the iPhone. The companies aren’t in official negotiations China Mobile said, but it would like to bring Apple’s iPhone to the mainland. Talks between China Mobile and Apple broke down last January. It was rumored that China Mobile was unhappy with revenue sharing numbers. “We… Read More

  • Acer to buy E-Ten, is the aPhone coming soon?

    Back in September, I explicitly and pointedly asked Acer president Gianfranco Lanci, and I quote, “Can the world expect to see [dramatic pause] the aPhone?” A question to which he emphatically waved his arms to and fro saying, “No! Big No.” Seems I must have gotten confused because whereas I heard, “No! Big no,” I should have heard, “No! I mean yes… Read More

  • Purple iPod nano spotted in ad, due soon?

    [photopress:purplenano.jpg,full,center] Taking a close look at this Circuit City ad, we can see what looks to be a purple iPod nano. When you mouse over the electronic version of the ad, a separate model number pops up as well, further fueling speculation that a purple nano could be on the way. The last time an additional color was added to the nano lineup was five weeks ago when Apple added… Read More

  • Much Hyped AllPeers To DeadPool

    UK/Prague based peer to peer file sharing startup AllPeers announced that it is shutting down today: “We have not achieved the kind of growth in our user base that our investors were expecting, and as a result we are not able to continue operating the service.” AllPeers first launched in 2006 to an incredible amount of user enthusiasm. They allowed anyone to create a private… Read More

  • TNS Buys Compete For Up To $150 Million

    London-based market research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) has acquired Compete for $75 million. Another $75 million in possible earn-outs through 2010 brings the total acquisition price up to $150 million. Publicly-traded comScore, by comparison, has market cap of $570 million. TNS will use the data culled from Compete’s panel of 2 million Web surfers to measure online… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Tetris Death Match Edition

    CrunchWord Puzzle!
    Think you’re a big man? Prove it and get an EYEBALL TATTOO
    Robot soldiers pose threat to human life
    Sweet “Enerjar” measures your appliance’s power consumption
    Hot concept: Tetris ice cubes/jell-o shots Read More

  • More Consolidation in the White Label Social Networking Space: Mzinga Acquires Prospero

    White label social networking provider Mzinga, which officially launched at TechCrunch Boston this past November, has announced its acquisition of Prospero Technologies, another social networking company that we covered in a roundup awhile back. Mzinga has also raised an impressive $32.5M in funding, part of which has gone towards acquiring Prospero, and part of which will be used to expand… Read More

  • InsideTrip Thinks There's More to Shopping for Airline Tickets Than Just Prices

    InsideTrip made its debut into the airline ticket search scene this weekend, joining the likes of Kayak and Mobissimo among several others. As with these startups and more established players such as Orbitz and Expedia, InsideTrip wants to help you find and purchase the tickets for your next trip. However, instead of focusing entirely on surfacing the cheapest flights, the service intends to… Read More

  • I Really Hope Microsoft Has More Than This

    Excitement rose this weekend with the rumor, kicked off by Nick Carr, that Microsoft may be releasing web versions of Office and other software. Software and storage would be moving to the cloud. But now I fear that the rumor may have been wrong, and that Microsoft has no such plans in the near future. Tonight Microsoft announced an expansion of their “software plus services”… Read More

  • When Will We Have Our First Valleywag Suicide?

    Today I read all the sordid details about the alleged sexual encounter between a notable technology visionary and a woman who appears to be looking for as much publicity as possible. Where did I read it? On the Silicon Valley gossip blog Valleywag. The posts include private IM chats and various rumors, all designed to make the person mentioned look like as much of a fool as possible. Read More

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