• Apple TV: It's Cheaper Than You Think


    iSuppli’s dissection of the device revealed the $237 manufacturing price which would create a per-sale profit of $64 before marketing costs. Unusual? Absolutely, considering that products like the Nano exceeded 50% in profits. Based on these numbers, analysts seem to think the Apple TV will make little to no impact on revenue. Apple’s surprising financial plan for the Apple TV… Read More

  • eBay To Broker Radio Ads

    Watch out Google. Just when you thought you were the only big company out there to start offering radio ads, you thought wrong. eBay is stepping into the game now and will start offering a radio ad brokerage service as of today. The service will offer air time for ads to go on more than 2,300 radio stations. Part of the reason eBay is offering these new type of ads is due to the… Read More

  • Global Mobile Advertising to Reach $14.4 billion by 2011

    Advertisers are going to spend a lot of money mobile media this year, but it pales to the amount of cash they’ll be spending in just a few years. According to a new Strategy Analytics report, “Global Mobile Advertising Update: Outlook Bright as Inventory Expands,” advertisers may spend $1.4 billion on mobile media this year, and the firm predicts that mobile media… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: War Simulations on the Front Line


    War is hell; there is no denying it. Yet conflict makes for a good backdrop for gaming. While upcoming titles such as the newly announced Call of Duty 4 and the next Brothers in Arms are still months away, you can get in on the action now. Several games have slipped under the radar this spring, and these offer salvos of action. And war games not need be limited to first-person shooters. Read More

  • TheGadgetLocker Announces iPod Recycling Program

    Guess what kids. TheGadgetLocker.com is now offering an iPod Recycling Program where you can dispose of your broken or aging iPod. TheGadgetLocker provides all the shipping labels, so you don’t pay a cent. Plus, you’ll receive $20 in reward points for sending in your iPod. The goal of the program is for consumers to become aware of TheGadgetLocker.com’s merchandise, while… Read More

  • Pac-Man Debuts on Xbox Live Arcade: Now in High Definiton

    The lovable Pac-Man makes his Xbox Live Arcade debut today, reborn as Pac-Man Championship Edition. The game follows the same premise that everyone on planet Earth is familiar with, but adds a bunch of new mazes and several 21st century improvements like high def graphics and widescreen support. Microsoft teamed up with the game’s creator and had a blowout launch in New York yesterday… Read More

  • Sony Odo Concepts

    Recently, Sony showcased a range of concept products it’s been working on that don’t require batteries or AC power. For instance, the Spin ‘N’ Snap camera is powered by hand. You pop in your fingers, spin it, and it generates enough juice to power the camera. Seems like it could be pretty handy for people who enjoy camping, love the outdoors, or hate batteries. Read More

  • NBC Wants You To Embed Videos

    http://www.nbc.com/Video/export/swf/nbcsyndpl.swf?id=snlbackstage With YouTube still growing every day, online video is in extremely high-demand. Don’t offer video? Keep movin’. It’s a Web 2.0 world and people want content. NBC has caught onto this notion and will now offer video that users can post on their website or blog. Clips of shows like “Meet the Press”… Read More

  • Digital Coupons Have Arrived

    Coupons aren’t what they use to be. And while it is hard to think about coupons as part of direct advertising and marketing, that’s exactly what they’ve always been. The coupon industry is actually an $8 billion a year sector that distributes more than 342 billion coupons a year, and processes more than 3.3 billion coupons. These instant saving “devices” have… Read More

  • JobVent Takes Dirt Dishing To a Broader Audience

    Dishing dirt is in. We’ve previously covered The Funded and Overhear.us, sites that facilitate reviews for and against companies. JobVent takes the same concept to a broader level. Where as The Funded and Overhear.us are fairly selective and limited in use, Jobvent by comparison is the wild west. JobVent.com is a free resource for job seekers and current employees who either want to… Read More

  • Point and More

    Science fiction movies for years what we’ll get to do in the future. Imagine pointing your mobile phone at a restaurant to get a review or a movie poster to buy tickets? Well, the future is closer than you think. GeoVector has partnered with Cybermap Japan to make pointing the chic thing to do with your handset. The Mapion Pointing Application Release 2.0, powered by GeoVetor offers… Read More

  • And the Buildy Goes To…

    What was the buzz at the BuilConn event last month? It was that Ember’s ZigBee technology platform was named “Best New Wireless Product” by the events attendees. The company won the coveted Buildy Award for the ZigBee platform, which users lower power, wireless technology to help make living and working environments smarter and more energy efficient. “We are honored… Read More

  • Orange to Cap “Unlimited”

    We’re hearing some interesting things about what Orange might consider “unlimited.” MSMobileNews is even running a poll to get opinions on the new flat rate Internet package, which is being unveiled in Europe as a potential rival to T-Mobile’s web’n’walk service. According to some rumors, this “unlimited” plan might be capped at just 30MB. So it is… Read More

  • 09 Mobile Partners with TynTec for SMS Operations

    Icelandic mobile operator 09 Mobile has announced a deal to outsource its global SMS capability to mobile messaging service provider TynTec. Currently 09 Mobile may the mobile carrier that seems to be everywhere but you may have never heard of them. The international roaming specialist operator actually provides reduced mobile calls across 190 countries, with no charges for receiving calls in… Read More

  • A Startup That Fights Global Warming

    I met with Canadian startup Zerofootprint during my trip to Toronto last week for the Mesh Conference. The company, which is a non-profit, was started and funded by Ron Dembo, formerly the founder of Algorithmics Incorporated. Their chief goal, says the company, is to raise awareness among individuals and groups that everything we consume has some impact on the environment. The company is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Party Like It's 1996 Edition

    Video: Baby Robot Coos in Japanese, Rolls Around
    Meet The iTop
    A Ghetto Blaster for the 21st Century
    The Perfect Pushup: Late Night Hype or Late Night Hype?
    Bob Marley’s Exodus Goes Digital Read More

  • One Click Blog Commenting: Clickcomments

    Clickcomments aims to eliminate the need to leave personal details when commenting on a blog by providing a one-click non-evasive method of commenting. A service of Postreach, Clickcomments consists of a number of buttons that are included on a blog which relate to various user-responses, such as insightful, entertaining and great find. Users simply click one or as many that relate to… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Sony Motion-Sensitive Display Viewing

    Sony has so many creative options. Case in point, while working on motion sensing camera image stabilization, Sony discovered a way to use the camera’s sensors to scroll the camera’s display around a stored image. This concept is kind of like the recently covered motion sensing tablet. This technology sparks some promising [suggestive] thoughts of applications for the other… Read More

  • Vyew: Free Live Web Conferencing

    Free online web conferencing service Vyew launched earlier this year. Today, they’ve launched a new version that allows users to create “VyewBooks” to share, present, and interact with other people around content such as Microsoft Office files, pictures, audio and video. The new version includes tools to facilitate the creation of new presentations and also supports a… Read More

  • Usphere: Turning The College Application Process Upside Down

    Applying to college takes a lot of time searching, comparing, and filling out customized forms. The consequence of all this overhead is that most students apply to fewer schools, focusing on well known names. Usphere is an Evanston, Illinois based startup looking to change that. Usphere lets students fill out a single application and be considered by their network of colleges. When… Read More