• Regional Cell Phone Buyouts Coming Soon?

    Will mid-sized rural carriers be on the block for sale? That’s the speculation after the $27.5 billion acquisition of Alltel Corp., the fifth largest wireless provider in the United States, by two private equity firms. Telecommunications Industry News is reporting that this buyout is giving rise to speculation that other regional mobile carriers could be bought up as well. The… Read More

  • Philadelphia Finally Getting WiFi Network

    Just heard some welcome news on NPR right now. The company setting up Philadelphia’s city-wide WiFi project has completed a 15-mile-wide test north of the city and word is that the system is ready to be deployed to all of Philadelphia. By Q3 of this year, the network should be setup so that anyone in Philadelphia city limits can acquire wireless Internet access for on the cheap. No price… Read More

  • Sony’s PSP to become a Mobile Phone


    The Sony PlayStation Portable is a good gaming system, but it could soon be a mobile phone. Just don’t plan on making calls stateside. As our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting, the PSP could become a mobile phone in the UK. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has teamed up with British Telecom to transform the PSP into a mobile communications device. Under this deal users will be… Read More

  • ClairMail to Power Stockton Mobile Banking

    California’s oldest bank operating under its original charter is also a leader in banking technology innovation. The Bank of Stockton has announced that it will work with ClairMail, Inc., a provider of 2-way mobile phone-based customer interaction. Customers of the Bank of Stockton will be able to use their mobile phones to check balances, view account history and even conduct… Read More

  • Jangl Tailors VOIP for Social Networks

    Jangl, the guys that brought you anonymous numbers, has retooled its service today. Jangl’s old service was geared toward people simply wishing to keep their phone number private. Users could give their number to Jangl and get an ID in return. Whoever had the ID could go to Jangl.com, enter their own number, and get a number to call them back on. A separate phone number was made for… Read More

  • London Calling (or anywhere else) On the Cheap

    Calling London or just about anywhere else internationally has always been pretty expensive. VoIP services, including Skype, have helped ease the pain of those massive ultra-long distance bills, but this just meant you were tethered to a computer. EQO Mobile could be the answer to affordable international long distance. This new service promises to reduce the costs of international calls by up… Read More

  • London Calling (or anywhere else) On the Cheap

    Calling London or just about anywhere else internationally has always been pretty expensive. VoIP services, including Skype, have helped ease the pain of those massive ultra-long distance bills, but this just meant you were tethered to a computer. EQO Mobile could be the answer to affordable international long distance. This new service promises to reduce the costs of international calls by up… Read More

  • Mobile Search Tool

    Have you found a mobile-friendly site that you’d like to share with others? One site that will let you find new sites is Tappity.com, a user driven Web site that lets you submit, rate and even discover Web pages that are formatted for viewing on cellular phones and PDAs. The site also offers a preview window that displays what a site will look on the mobile device. Users can create… Read More

  • Mobixie App for User-Generated Content


    Israeli developer Mobixie has introduced a new java mobile application that will provide users with access to a large library of user-generated content for games, videos, ringtones, screensavers and graphics. You can share content with friends and upload your own content to private and public storage spaces. The Moxbixie app is free, and features a PC-styled graphical interface that is… Read More

  • Prototype Of Pandora Wifi Device Shown Tonight In San Francisco

    Pandora made a number of announcements tonight at a press/user event at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, which we covered earlier. Deals with Sonos and Sprint were announced that bring Pandora Internet radio into the home and to mobile devices. They also made a pre-announcement, however, of an upcoming Wifi music player to be built by SanDisk and powered by Zing. The working… Read More

  • Anarchy, Discontent Plague Second Life

    Linden Labs may soon be delivering better clouds to Second Life, yet there are clouds of another kind on the horizon for the much hyped service. An update to Second Life’s client server will coincide with a 6 hour outage from 6am-12 noon PST Wednesday and Second Life users are not happy. According to a post at Gamer.Blorge Second Life entrepreneurs are particularly unhappy with the… Read More

  • All New Technorati: No Longer Blog-Centric

    Blog search engine Technorati made significant changes to its data architecture and user interface this evening. CEO Dave Sifry outlined the details on his personal blog. The changes, Sifry says, are largely in response to Technorati’s changing user base – more and more mainstream Internet users are using the service. This is also a clear move by Technorati away from blog… Read More

  • Social Recommendations Meet BitTorrent on Tribler

    A BitTorrent client developed by the Delft University of Technology and the VU University Amsterdam brings dynamic social recommendations to the BitTorrent world. Tribler version 4.0 takes the concept of what is popular and gives it a solid Web 2.0 twist. Pandora and Last.fm style, Tribler recommends downloads based on a user’s history. The client also supports YouTube browsing. The… Read More

  • Pandora WiFi Player Coming

    Pandora went mobile last night, and in another announcement, released a new WiFi device produced by the same guys that brought us Yahoo’s WiFi music player, SanDisk. As TechCrunch reports, CTO Tom Conrad demoed a prototype of device pictured below. There’s a lot up in the air about the details of the player. Will it have a hard drive? How much will it cost? When will it be released? Read More

  • EQO Launches Mobile VOIP/Chat/Messaging Client

    EQO is launching a new version of their mobile client. The company, which was initially in direct competition with iSkoot for the Skype deal, has restructured its offering. Instead of serving as a mobile client for Skype, EQO will now be offering its own branded mobile VOIP service. They raised $9 million last month. Their new mobile client embodies this change. The new client, which runs on… Read More

  • Adaptive Blue Releases New Version of Blue Organizer

    The Union Square Ventures funded Adaptive Blue has released a new version of their well regarded Blue Organizer Firefox add-on. The new version has a range of additional features that provide an improved semantic web experience. We’ve covered Adaptive Blue previously. Blue Organizer has grown since we last wrote about it to 600,000 downloads with what Michael Arrington called a very… Read More

  • Extreme Gaming The Dell Way


    Back at CES, Dell released the XPS 710 H2C desktop, a high-end liquid-cooled gaming rig able to be loaded up with almost every performance part on the market at the time and overclocked at the factory. Today, they announced the availability of its successor, the XPS 720 H2C, again featuring the latest high-performance components. A 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700… Read More

  • Pandora Still Hates Foreigners, But Is Now on Sprint and Sonos

    Pandora, the U.S.’s favorite streaming music service, just launched two new products, Pandora for Sprint and Pandora for Sonos. Read More

  • Creative Unleashes 2MP Auto-focusing, Plug-N-Play Webcam

    I know it’s pretty difficult to get excited by a Webcam, so I forgive you for not reading this. But, on the off chance you’re actually shopping for one, you should maybe add the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF to your list; it became available today. Creative promises the $130 camera has a “true 2-megapixel sensor and Live! View technology for sharp, HD-resolution… Read More

  • Pageflakes Targets Groups With Pagecasts

    Personalized desktop startup Pageflakes has long offered collaborative desktop sharing, allowing users to share pages within a private group, edited by multiple people, or published to the world. From Wednesday the service gets a new name specific to group pages: Pagecasts, which the company describes as “the intersection of personalized pages with social media”. Pagecasts launch… Read More