• Jobs' Keynote Leaked

    Oh. My. God. His holiness’ keynote is less than four hours away and I can barely contain myself. This supposed keynote outline comes from a German site and we have no idea whether or not it’s true. Will there be anymore iPhone details revealed? Will Leopard be the star of the show? A new iMac perhaps? Well, if this “leaked keynote” is any indication of the things to… Read More

  • Guy Tries to Make Money Off of iPhone Without Pissing Off Apple Lawyers

    Not sure what to make of this Cafepress T-shirt store, but we’re all iPhone all the time here at CG Central (not really) and we respect the efforts of the little guy to make a buck off of the table scraps of good-will cast off by the big guys. So here we have t-shirts that say “Gimme a call on my mobile on June 29.” Yeah, I’m kind of thinking the same thing, but… Read More

  • Sony CR Line: They Gots the CLR! KTHNX


    Looks like we posted a teaser for the new Sony CR line, a set of thin and light notebooks that come in five fancy colors, sangria, cosmopolitan, dove, indigo and dark Tahitian night (actually black). The laptops are aimed at the less techie set and weigh about 5 pounds with a 14-inch display and optical drive. There’s an instant A/V mode for playing back music and moves and it… Read More

  • Play WWDC '07 Bingo!

    Without a doubt, the one thing on everyone’s mind today is WWDC. Instead of being a traditionalist by sitting around and refreshing blogs non-stop, why not enjoy a fun game of Steve Jobs Bingo? This nifty Mac OS X app has a bingo card full of things Stevie J may or may not say or do during his WWDC keynote. You can check off things like “Shows photos from AppleStores” or… Read More

  • Whiny Kid Wants To Keep Playing World of Warcraft After Bedtime

    Since today will probably be a bit slower than normal due to a certain event, I’ve been trying to find some tidbits that might just brighten up your day. Whether you play World of Warcraft or not, you’ll be sure to keel over in laughter when you listen to audio of a kid bitching at his parents about going to bed when he just started a raid. The audio runs about five minutes or so… Read More

  • Never Buy Anything From This Website

    A week or so ago, I posted this DJ mix I made using M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab. To get some of those hot beats, I actually had to pay money for insanely hard-to-find white label DJ remixes, which I didn’t mind in the least bit. I used DJDownload.com, which has a fantastic selection of tracks, an nice UI, good prices, and unrestricted, DRM-free MP3 files. Read More

  • Mobile Game Audio Needs Some Faith


    While mobile gaming is getting better despite the small size of the third screen, and even control issues are adapting, one thing is still missing, namely the audio. Mobile gaming sounds like something straight out of the days of the Atari 2600. Turns out all you need is some Faith, or more accurately Faith West. This month the mobile content technology developer will introduce the first… Read More

  • China Mobile Signs Billion Dollar Deal with Ericsson

    China Mobile has signed a deal with Swedish telecom company Ericsson to the tune of a billion dollars, reports TechWhack. This deal would have Ericsson supply China Mobile with the equipment to expand their coverage in the growing Asian sector, both with network capacity and performance of the service. Under this deal Ericsson will supply China Mobile with the necessary core and radio… Read More

  • Disney Launches Donald Duck Content

    It isn’t always about Mickey when it comes to the Mouse House after all. Walt Disney Group announced that they’re going to launch special mobile content to celebrate the birthday of the Donald Duck cartoon. The catch is that this content is available to mobile subscribers in India. The unique “Donald Zone’ has been created on Reliance Mobile World, Plantehutch and… Read More

  • Mobile Phones Used by the Youth!

    File this under, “tell me something I didn’t know.” A new Harris survey shows that cellular phones are being widely used by those under age 30! Seriously, it took a survey to find this out? Most of the findings are pretty much what we expected. The survey shows that 18 to 29 year olds are the largest group that are only using cell phones, or the Internet for making phone calls. Read More

  • Party over at French MVNO

    And you thought things looked bad for Amp’d Mobile! Well, French MVNO Ten Mobile is out of cash and accordingly to rumors was last seen holding a sign on the French highways that read “fournira le service mobile pour la nourriture” (“will provide mobile service for food”). OK, so it isn’t that bad, but the company, which has about 15,000 customers, has… Read More

  • Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inks Deal with MobiTV

    Mobile and broadband network provider MobiTV has signed a deal with Sony BMG that would make more than 2,500 music videos available to the MobiTV service. These videos will be put into immediate rotation on the various existing, branded music channels, which will now contain a library of more than 7,000 music videos in total on the mobile service. The two companies will also collaborate on… Read More

  • Decline in Mobile Sales in Taiwan Expected

    Technology pundits typically look East to see the latest trends, so could we see sales of mobile phones decline in the months to come? While probably unlikely to hit the U.S., sales of mobile phones are actually expected to decline this in Taiwan. The Taipei Times is reporting that mobile sales may falls slight as local service providers reduce efforts to boost new 2G subscriptions due to… Read More

  • LiveBlogging the Apple WWDC Conference

    The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference opens today in San Francisco. We’ll be live blogging the event all morning over at CrunchGear. Jobs starts on stage at 10am PST. We’ll also be posting updates here on TechCrunch. For those drinking the Apple Kool Aid, Daily Tech Talk has a translated version of a German website’s post of an alleged leaked copy of the keynote speech. Read More

  • Technorati: When Will The Traffic Party End?

    Recent Comscore stats show Technorati continuing to surge in traffic, more than tripling since a year ago. Founder and CEO Dave Sifry recently mentioned about this staggering growth in a blog post. Technorati’s internal numbers showed massive growth early this year. They had nine million unique visitors in March, up from 3.5 million two months prior. And page views, he said, were up… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Slow and Steady Edition

    Segway Finally Aids Law Enforcement
    CrunchArcade: War Simulations on the Front Line
    Landeez All-Terrain Wheelchair: Exactly What It Sounds Like
    Badonkadonk Tank: Yours for Only $20K
    Beerbot: It Totally Does What You Want Done Most Read More

  • First Public View Of Powerset Results

    Powerset is being extremely careful about showing the public how their search engine works until they are ready. After some initial hype (see our posts here, here and here), the company pretty much shut its doors to the press. I did finally get in to see a demo, and was impressed. But the meeting was off-record and we are waiting for a green light to start writing more about the demo and… Read More

  • Rental Movies Coming To Apple

    Apple may have enough experience with selling movies now that they realize the music market is very different from the movie market. A lot of people want to own music to listen to it over and over again over the years, but far less want to own movies. Watching it once and moving on seems to be good enough for most people. So Apple’s model of selling movies for $10 and up may leave a… Read More

  • Flash Based Video iPod Put On Ice

    Well, it looks like a flash based video iPod won’t be coming this year after all. It’s no secret that Apple has been planning a flash memory video iPod, but the exact time table has been in question for a very long time. According to Taiwanese memory manufacturers, Apple has placed monthly orders of 20 million 1GB NAND flash memory units for Q3, but they say the MP3 giant… Read More

  • Equilink: A Search Engine For Nags

    Equilink is a vertical search engine targeting the horse loving community. Users can click through discipline and category menus or do a traditional keyword search. Geographical targeting is also supported. According to the folks behind the company, Equilink results are “hand groomed to give horse enthusiasts detailed, nuanced choices rather than the robotic, overly generalized and… Read More