• 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

  • Details Leaked On Palm Treo 800w

    Palm Treo lovers are in for a treat with details emerging about the 800w. Sprint subscribers will be seeing the latest Treo this Q4 and it kicks the 700wx out of the water. So what makes the 800w so special? It surely isn’t WinMo 6 because that’s more of a downfall than anything else. What does make it special is boost up to EV-DO Rev A. speeds, WiFi, GPS, a 320×320… Read More

  • Adobe Apollo Launches Beta, Now Called Adobe AIR

    Adobe moved its new Apollo Platform forward this evening by releasing the beta version (the previous Apollo release was a developer preview). They’ve also renamed the platform to Adobe Integrated Runtime. They’re referring to it as “Adobe AIR” (meaning Adobe is in the name twice, but who’s counting). The new version fully supports HTML and Ajax, meaning Apollo… Read More

  • Zoho Boat Party In Boston – 40 Invitations

    For any Zoho fans living in Boston: the company is hosting a yacht party on June 18 at 6:30 pm. There will be food, drinks, music and (I assume) Zoho announcements to be made. This is invite only, but they’ve given us the last forty spots to give away to TechCrunch readers. The event is free. More details here. Please only register if you intend to go. The signup page is here. Use… Read More

  • Team and Concepts Raises $1.25million Series A

    Team and Concepts Limited, the Hong Kong based company behind online spreadsheet service EditGrid, has announced a $1.25million Series A investment from the WI Harper Group. WI Harper’s previous investments include Laszlo Systems and Maxthon. The company recently signed a deal with ThinkFree that sees EditGrid now offered as the primary spreadsheet tool within ThinkFree Office. Other… Read More

  • Active Athlete Media: Advertising For Sport Related Sites

    Active Athlete Media is an online advertising firm focused on bringing what they call “Active Athletes” en masse to advertisers. The company brings brands and advertisers to sport related websites through an advertising network and a set of publisher tools that includes sport specific search engines, social book-marking, and weather widgets. Sport is said to be a highly… Read More

  • Google Rated Bottom For Privacy

    A study from Privacy International has ranked Google at the bottom of a list of major internet destinations for privacy. The study found that while a number of other Internet companies have issues with data protection, none comes as close to Google in “achieving the status of being an endemic threat to privacy.” Issue with Google included: Failure to provide an expungement option… Read More

  • Hrm… Sony Goodness Tomorrow?

    We just spotted this teaser on the Interwebs. Some sort of Sony goodies tomorrow? Maybe an anti-Apple ray? Read More

  • Mystery Vodafone-branded Palm Device Appears

    A crazy looking Palm device has showed up on the interwebs. Absolutely nothing is known about it, other than the obvious logos and interface. We can make out a Vodafone and Palm logo, as well as Windows Mobile on the display. What makes this device interesting is the all-white paint-job it features and its brushed aluminum buttons. It’s pretty fugly looking, so let’s hope this is… Read More

  • In-A-Bin Brings News First

    The beta version of InaBin.com has launched, and this is one of the first sites that promotes citizen journalism from mobile users. “It’s News, Again, Before It’s News” is the idea (and motto) behind “In-A-Bin,” whcih was designed to be a portal where anyone with a mobile phone can publish news instantly with a mere push of the button. This can include… Read More

  • Wyzo: BitTorrent Focused Browser And Firefox Extension

    Wyzo is a new company with two products. The Wyzo browser is built on the Firefox core and comes with a BitTorrent plug-in called FireTorrent built in. For those not interested in a separate browser, a standalone version of FireTorrent is available for Firefox. The primary target audience for Wyzo is people who don’t already use BitTorrent. The Wyzo team don’t anticipate that… Read More

  • Chores Meet Web 2.0: PAYjr

    PAYjr teaches kids how to earn money responsibly while helping parents manage the allocation of household chores. PAYjr offers an allowance and chore system that allows parents to assign household chores online, designate a money value for those chores, and provide a financial reward when chores are successfully completed. PAYjr supports instant messaging, e-mail and text messaging to… Read More

  • iPhone Details Leaked From Sales Training Manual

    A leaked sales training manual for the iPhone has the interwebs in a tizzy as new details have emerged. I, for one, am appalled at a few of the things that have been excluded, while a handful of other details make me want to cash in some bonds to afford this new wonder phone. Enough of the chitter-chatter, let’s get on with the show. Read More

  • Abstractor TV Art-gasm

    Click To Play It’s Saturday, the sun is shining, and it’s time to make some art. Watch as some guy turns a TV playing perfectly good reality television into some kind of fancy-pants, beret-wearing modern art piece. Dig the music, as well. It’s like Nicholas’ bedroom just before lights out. Abstractor.tv Read More

  • Yourminis Delivering Triple Widget Play

    Personalized desktops are a crowded space. Startups compete for attention against the big three of myYahoo, iGoogle and Live. TechCrunch last covered Yourminis in November 2006 with Michael describing it as a solid product, however it’s not a name many would recall in the space. Since then Yourminis, a service from Goowy media has taken a different approach to most of its competitors. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Lego Swinger Edition

    LED Swing Full Of Cheap Thrills
    Lego MMO In The Works?
    Camouflage Hummer HT1 Cellphone: Let’s Be Reckless
    HDMI and You: So Confused Together
    Drobo Review: Frickin’ Awesome Read More

  • Joost v. Babelgum

    Babelgum has pushed itself public yesterday. On the surface it looks very similar to its more famous competitor, Joost. Both are P2P IPTV applications that let you flip through channels and shows streamed to your computer. Both are backed by deep pockets and big names. In Joost’s corner, Skype and Kazaa veterans Niklas Zenstrom and Janus Friis with $45 million in financing. Babelgum… Read More

  • Desktop Tower Defense Creates Startup

    Paul Preece, the designer of the wildly addictive Desktop Tower Defense has quit his day job and is teaming up with David Litsky; the designer of FlashElementTD to develop online games full time. Desktop Tower Defense currently ranks at just over 6,000 on Alexa. According to a report at Gigaom the game had 4 million unique visitors on 20 million page views in April. Michael Arrington has… Read More

  • Xing May Be In Talks To Acquire Plaxo

    Update: I spoke with Plaxo CEO Ben Golub and a spokesperson from Xing this weekend. Both deny the deal, although Xing has other news later this week, they say. We are hearing a LOT of chatter about a possible Xing-Plaxo merger in the $250 million range. The deal makes some sense – newly public Xing is headquartered in Germany and hasn’t gotten much traction in the U.S. where it… Read More

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