• Anchor Intelligence To Audit Click Fraud

    Palo Alto based Anchor Intelligence, which was called FraudWall until last week, may be part of the long term solution to the click fraud problem that plagues the big cost-per-click advertising networks (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft in particular). Click fraud has been around as long as CPC marketing was first introduced by GoTo in 1998 (GoTo renamed to Overture and was acquired by Yahoo in 2003… Read More

  • Analyticians: Macintosh's marketshare to grow even more

    Apple has been gaining marketshare for the Macintosh at a steady clip, and researchers at ChangeWave don’t see it stopping. In fact, the market-guaging firm says that Apple’s marketshare is set to grow even faster in the next few months, with holiday sales this year really helping. I can see this in the real world, actually. Last year, a good friend of mine got her first mac, a… Read More

  • Wild Zune spotted in remote Canadian province

    Some “wannabe Zune owner” has stumbled upon a treasure trove of 30GB Zunes (original flavor) on sale at XSCargo, a discount retailer north of the border. Of course, they’re refurbished, and there’s no brown one available, but from the frenzied replies of the Zune-seeking Canucks in this forum post, even a refurbished, white Zune 1 will get a buyer up there. More power… Read More

  • Making Fun Of Facebook Is Fun: Add Fake Beacon Actions

    Well, I asked for negative Facebook speculation and rumors and, even though I was just kidding, a ton of stuff rolled in. A new Facebook application called Bonfire is my favorite. The idea is that you can beat third parties who are inserting information about what you did on their sites into your news feed, to the punch. So now you can insert a statement like “Mike bought Preparation H… Read More

  • 50 Cent: File Sharing Doesn’t Hurt Artists

    The music of performer 50 Cent has zero appeal to me, but the man is undoubtedly smart, as the following words (via TorrentFreak) attest: Q: “How are G-Unit Records doing in these times of file-sharing? “Not so good….The advances in technology impacts everyone, and we all must adapt. Most of all hip-hop, a style of music dependent upon a youthful audience. This market… Read More

  • LifeInTheFishBowl Is Going To Be One Awesome Dating Site

    God is a hot niche category on the Internet right now. Long ago we covered GodTube, a YouTube for Jesus types. More recently News Corp bought BeliefNet, a news and community site for Christians. So the timing for LifeInTheFishBowl is spot on. It’s a social network and content site for Christians. It’s still in development but you can sign up for the site on the home page, read… Read More

  • Weekly Gaming News Roundup

    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is coming to an N-Gage near you. The game casts players as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” and takes place between the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. You will be able to… Read More

  • CompUSA closing, assets to be sold

    CompUSA is dead. The chain will remain open during the holidays, offering nice discounts to vultures like you and me, but has been bought by Gordon Brothers and will be sold off piece by piece. Dallas-based CompUSA said on Friday that active discussions are underway to sell its technical services business, CompUSA TechPro, its online sales operation, CompUSA.com, and select stores in key… Read More

  • LG PC12, the jolly, puffy iPod dock/HD radio

    Isn’t it cute? It looks like a little football! Hey, dad! Guess what I’m calling you on! It’s a football! Remember that? Yeah, me to. Anyway, this is PC12 iPod dock with HD radio and standard clock radio functions. As you can see the read-out pops up on the dark face and it supports USB audio as well as standard audio-in. Amazing? Nah. Round? Yes. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Monstrosity Edition

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Komen Milano
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    What to get the geeky girl in your life according to a geeky girl
    Google sends out holiday gifts, we get nothing
    Cool, efficient, ultra-thin lights use OLED-like technology Read More

  • Presidential Candidate Mike Gravel Does Things A Little Differently

    We’ve now had five 2008 presidential candidates on TechCrunch: Senator Obama, Senator Edwards, Governor Romney Senator McCain and now Senator Mike Gravel. As always, we are posting this simultaneously on TalkCrunch, where you can subscribe to the RSS feed and get the podcasts as enclosures. Senator Gravel is a far left Democrat. In many ways he’s to the Democrats what Ron Paul is… Read More

  • Game with Fame: The Bravery

    In case you missed the last Game with Fame featuring Dream Theater, you’ll get another chance to play Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge on Sunday against The Bravery’s frontman Sam Endicott and keyboardist John Conway. Not sure why the others won’t be participating, but you may be able to get in a game of Halo 3 as well. Jump in this Sunday from 2-4pm PST. Gamertags:
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  • Pass The Bong, It's Another Whacky Zune Commercial

    We first covered the rather different advertising campaign for Microsoft’s iPod wannabe MP3 player the Zune in November. Enamored perhaps by the surrealism presented in the original campaign, Microsoft has sponsored a project called Zune-Arts, which created the above ad for the Zune. According to Wired earlier this week, the site is dedicated to creating “pieces of art, content… Read More

  • What to get Grandma next year: Zenith's DTT900

    When TV goes totally digital in 2009, Grandma is going to be stuck with TVs that don’t get any of her stories. The remedy is this little DTT900 box, which will sell for about $60. This is a $20 premium over the $40 coupon households can request from the federal government and that gets you a digital-to-analog converter, remote, and build-in V-CHIP and close captioning, ensuring she… Read More

  • $999 LG BF200 would swing both ways if Blu-Ray and HD DVD were sexual orientations

    The format war is over, kids. It’s going to be a Blu-Ray/HD DVD world whether we like it or not and getting one or the other right now is probably a bad idea. Witness the BF200 from LG, arriving now for $999. Here’s my take: While pure play devices might pop up in consoles — as they have — and some low-cost devices — as they have — these are basically a way… Read More

  • CompUSA Goes Into The DeadPool. Good.

    Some of my worst retail memories are of moments spent at CompUSA. Bad prices. Bad selection. Customer anti-service. Don’t even think about returns. Walking into a CompUSA store is just about the polar opposite of walking into, say, an Apple store. Well, it’s in the deadpool now. They’re closing all of their remaining 103 stores. The upside of all of this is that the stores… Read More

  • Major League Gaming's A40 Headphones make me all wobbly inside

    Are these not some sexy-looking headphones? I have just recently been looking for a decent pair of wireless wired headphones with decent battery life, good sound, and a reasonable price tag. Guess I’ll have to settle for two out of three, because these things cost $250. But look at them. They look like they could play games themselves, they’re so professional. They come with an… Read More

  • Ask and Wii shall receive: Guitar Hero 3 in Stereo

    It’s a good month for customers, at least if you believe what you read. In another triumph of savvy consumers over corporate retardation, Activison (now Activision-Blizzard, of course) will be correcting that minor oversight by which Wii owners only got mono sound in a music-based game. “We recently became aware that some consumers have not been able to enjoy the full audio output… Read More

  • Zygo might be the UK's Twitter, but with revenues

    Zygo Communications, the UK mobile social networking messaging startup, completed a second round of business angel funding this week, the amount was not disclosed. Zygo has created an engine for group messaging across the web and mobile. Sounds a little like Twitter, right? Perhaps the difference is that Zygo will – when it launches its beta following this new funding – target… Read More

  • Denon's HDD-based turntable looks impressive, spins

    If you’re the kind of DJ who likes to dual-wield iPods or keep your vinyl on your MacBook, maybe you should take a look at this thing. It’s got a huge amount of features, ports for USB stuff, and space for you to put your own 2.5″ drive in. It has to be PATA, formatted for FAT32, but whatever. Judging from the sheer number of buttons, dials, and toggles on the top of the… Read More

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