• T-Mobile Pulls Tour de France Sponsorship in Lieu of Drug Testing

    What a difference a couple of years make! First Lance Armstrong retires and then the drug scandal rocks the Tour de France. Now T-Mobile pulled its one-million-euro sponsorship of the German TV coverage of the Tour de France on ARD and ZDF TV channels. It plans to use the money to strengthen the country’s national anti-doping agency. The Team T-Mobile will still compete in the… Read More

  • Smart Email Newsletter Solution

    Do you read newsletters on your Blackberry? It’s not fun. SmartBrief, publisher of 62 industry-specific newsletters across 18 industries serving more than one million subscriptions is offering an early solution. Subscribers can open the e-mail on a Blackberry, Treo or Windows Mobile device, then click on “Wireless Version” to format the newsletter to fit the small screen. Read More

  • Adderton Out at Amp’d

    mocoNews is reporting that Peter Adderton has left the building! The embattled CEO has stepped down as CEO of Amp’d Mobile, and the company’s president Bill Stone is main company figure in the bankruptcy proceedings. Amp’d Mobile, which was founded and funded by Adderton before any VC funding, is now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and further management overhauls are rumored to… Read More

  • Sony PlayStation Phone in the Works?

    Rumors of a possible PlayStation phone are circulating as Sony files for a patent. Reuters is reporting that Sony Ericsson has filed a U.S. patent application for a mobile handeset with video game features. But the company has said it is not poised to launch a phone based on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) video game brand. The company hasn’t ruled out such a device, but just said it… Read More

  • Apple To Integrate iTunes Into Bebo

    Apple has announced a deal that will see the its popular iTunes service embedded into Bebo. According to FT.com, Bebo’s 8.8m users in the UK and Ireland will be able to buy music directly from the profile of any musician who has a Bebo profile and whose music is available on iTunes. The deal is a first for Apple. Bebo is a market leader in social networking in the United Kingdom despite… Read More

  • Mahalo Greenhouse: Get Paid To Submit Search Results

    Jason Calacanis has announced the launch of Mahalo Greenhouse, a new program expanding the Mahalo Guide program to part times guides. The new program allows members of public to build search results for search terms not currently included in Mahalo. If accepted, participants will be paid $10 to $15 per search result. Further details are available here. Mahalo launched 2 weeks ago with a… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Etched Edition

    Lebron Becomes Etch-A-Sketch Art
    Viral Marketing How-To-Not: Sony
    Need Laughs? Mega64 DVD Out In July
    Teen Stabs PS3 Burglar With Samurai Sword
    WiFi Equipped SD Cards Read More

  • Loic Le Meur Moves To Silicon Valley To Start Video Content Company

    Loic Le Meur (on left in picture, along with me, Tariq Krim and Rodrigo Sepulveda), the well known French entrepreneur and blogger, is moving from Paris to silicon valley this summer to start a new video content company. Le Meur founded uBlog (merged with Six Apart) and organizes of the annual Le Web conference. In an email, he told me it’s the perfect place for him and his family right… Read More

  • Openads Opensource project Raises $5 million

    Openads, the developer of a popular seven year old opensource ad server, have spun out of London based ad network Unanimis and raised $5 million in capital to fund their business. The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from First Round Capital, Mangrove Capital Partners, and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Index Ventures’ Saul Klein joined the company’s board… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, TechCrunch

    Our godfather site, TechCrunch, is two years old and we here at CG want to thank Don Arringtono for making this one of the best ALMOST years — we’re one in August — of our lives. We may not always show it, but his hard work and trust in this little team makes us all feel great and it’s an honor to work under such a respected overseer. Thanks, Mike. Happy Second… Read More

  • Sparter Launches, Go Buy Some World of Warcraft Gold

    Sparter, a stealth startup founded by Bessemer Venture Partners, launched this evening. They are jumping into the middle of the estimated $1 billion market for buying and selling virtual currencies in games like World of Warcraft (WOW), EverQuest, Eve and others. The current spot price of 100 gold on WOW? About $10. The company is a true person to person trading company. Users can sign up… Read More

  • Chime.TV: A Prettier Way to Watch YouTube

    Chime.Tv’s video player has got the kind of flash and style Ruby developers would envy, especially since it’s programmed in PHP and AJAX. The player, which dishes out 22 themed channels of viral video content, with a bunch of added utilities. The full page player is similar to Joost and Babelgum, but in your browser. Like the IPTV guys, you can flip through pre-made channels, roll… Read More

  • Active Crystals: Philips and Swarovski Mashup

    We briefly take you away from your gadget-obsessed world to show you something new: these are called girls. You should find them outside your mom’s basement. Now back to your Xbox. Oh and they’re flossing the latest Active Crystal gear from Philips and Swarovski. Read More

  • Reef Babes On All Your Gadgets

    Reef is an innovative company in the world of flip-flops and now they’re getting into the Skins business. Yeah, I know, it’s 2007, but people are always looking for the hottest skins out there and these are it. Don’t tell me you wouldn’t want Miss Reef May on your Macbook because I’d have to call you a dirty liar and then slap you. Skins are available for a wide… Read More

  • Samsung Shipping 1TB HDD

    The Samsung we’ve all grown to love is making a strong push to put a foothold into the HDD market with a 1TB drive that is far more superior then anything else available. Poppycock, you say? Not at all. The SpinPoint F1 is the first to use three platters as opposed to the four platters that Hitachi and Seagate use in their 1TB drives. Three 334GB platters are driven by 7,200RPM motors… Read More

  • Happy Second Birthday, TechCrunch

    TechCrunch turned two yesterday. Like last year, I think its a good time to take a few minutes and give a report on the state of our blog network. First, the stats. This is the 2,869th post on TechCrunch (a year ago we had just 884 posts, so the pace has quickened). 115,608 comments and trackbacks have been written by readers – an average of about 40 comments per post. A year ago we… Read More

  • The Honesty Box Facebook Application

    One of the up and coming new Facebook Applications is Honesty Box. When you install it, you can send an anonymous message to any of your facebook friends. Only that friend sees the message, along with whether the sender is male of female. The creators say that they will soon add the ability for people to respond to messages. In the user reviews, some people have asked for the ability to… Read More

  • Wis.dm Takes a Simple Look at Q&A

    Toward the end of last year we covered a veritable cornucopia of question and answer sites. They mostly served as aggregation sites for members to post, answer, and rate questions. Yahoo effectively dominated the space, leveraging their user base and even adding an API. Q&A service Wis.dm has taken a different look at questions and answers, and added a Facebook application today. Wis.dm is… Read More

  • OurHealthCircle: Because Misery Loves Company

    Last November we reported on the launch of DailyStrength, a social network and support group for what ails you. Now another site, OurHealthCircle, with an upbeat name for a downtrodden audience is launching to make talking about tough issues a little easier. The site is pretty much the same as DailyStrength with a different back story. Users create anonymous or personalized profiles, join over… Read More

  • Apple To Support HD DVD in Leopard?

    Could Apple be throwing its support behind both Blu-ray and HD DVD? We already know that Apple is a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association, but according to a WWDC attendee’s post on the Mac Rumors forum, Leopard’s DVD player now has HD DVD settings in the preferences menu. Could someone please leak the new Leopard beta already? Pretty please? WWDC: Leopard Details [Mac Rumors via… Read More

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