• Mosh, Yahoo's New Social Network Initiative

    Here’s a juicy tip – we’ve been hearing about a new Yahoo social network initiative called Mosh, which is at mosh.yahoo.com but can only be accessed from inside the Yahoo offices. If you happen to be using the guest wifi at Yahoo, you should be able to access the site, although this may be shut down soon. It’s likely this would replace Yahoo’s 360 social… Read More

  • FCC Approves Wi-Fi Blackberry

    The FCC has finally approved a Wi-Fi enabled Blackberry for the GSM/EDGE 850/1900 band, which will run on 802.11 a/b/g. Something that caught me off guard was the series of BB that was approved for Wi-Fi. We’ve all been under the impression that the 83xx series will be the first to market seeing as how T-Mobile will supposedly be getting the 8320 in September. Was there some mix up at… Read More

  • Vista SP1 Coming In One Week

    If you’ve been putting off the upgrade to Vista in anticipation of SP1 coming out then you won’t have to wait much longer. Beta 1 of Vista SP1 is said to be coming some time during the week of July 16. If all this is true then we can expect the final version of SP1 to be released in November, which puts it in line with the RTM of Windows Server 2008, if you’re feeling… Read More

  • Fox Completes Photobucket Acquisition

    We’ve gotten word that Fox has closed the acquisition of Photobucket, has wired the money to the Photobucket shareholders and will issue a press release tomorrow. Read More

  • WildCharger Charges Wirelessly

    WildCharge has finally gotten its act together and the first wireless charging station, the RAZR, will be released this month. It’s a fairly strange design, but I guess the ‘wireless’ charging aspect is cool? It actually sounds like a complicated progress and I’m not so sure it’s worth the $89.99 you’d be shelling out. If you’re feeling adventurous… Read More

  • Competition For Scribd

    Scribd, dubbed “YouTube for documents” didn’t have the the traditional dip in traffic after its launch, and has continued to grow rapidly after raising nearly $4 million in two rounds of venture capital. I looks like they already have competition, though. I’ve been hearing good things about new startup Docstoc, which is currently in private beta. I haven’t been… Read More

  • Ex Microsoft Team Launches "They're Beautiful"

    var jfmtb_gh=”bd889eba90922349″; A team of ex-Microsofties left to create Jackson Fish Market, with the tagline “Handcrafted Software Experiences,” in November 2006. In their introductory blog post, co-founder Hillel Cooperman talks about his grandfather’s fish store, Jackson Fish, a “small businesses was run by family, with everyone pitching in as best… Read More

  • Teens Prefer iPhone Over New Car, Whaaa?

    Based on a report by CNW marketing research, 32% of the teenagers surveyed say that a new cellphone would impress their friends versus the 20% who chose a car. The percentage of teens who said a cellphone would make them “cool” shoots up to 70% when you ask them how they’d feel if cellie is an iPhone. Unsurprisingly, cars are also beat by footwear, video games, iPods, and… Read More

  • Chess.com: A Social Networking Site For…Well You Can Probably Guess

    Finishing off our week of niche social networks comes a newish social networking offering from chess portal Chess.com. Chess.com is dedicated to becoming the premier online social networking community for chess players world wide. Chess.com aims to provide an environment where chess players of all skill levels can learn, contribute, play, build, chat, and share. Chess.com comes with the… Read More

  • Hey!Spread: Centralized Multi-Point Video Uploads

    Hey!Spread is a video uploading service that delivers user generated videos to multiple video sites. Promoted as “the first video sneezer service”, the aim is simple: only 3 steps to “Spread your videos over the best video networks in one shot.” Users simply select the video they want uploaded, adding a description and tags. In the second step users add their login… Read More

  • Video, Social Networking Use Up

    A new data release from The Face of the Web, Ipsos Insight’s annual study of Internet and Technology trends, shows (probably quite obviously) an increasing use of video and social networking sites. According to Ipsos, the evolution of Internet users’ digital media and online habits appears to be transitioning “to the digital video age”. At the end of 2006, online… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    The comments today were thinner than my patience with Paris Hilton, but once again we managed to pick 3 which were above the rest. Also you guys can send an email to commenter at crunchgear dot com with your name, password, and email address in the subject line. If you haven’t done it already. Doing that will set you up with an awesome commenting account which will make you slightly… Read More

  • Pissed Off 12 Year Old Girls Rebel

    close enough Apparently ever since the Viacom acquisition of Neopets in 2005, a series of pay-to-play services have been announced on the site effectively breaking the “always free” promise. Ever since, a group of disgruntled prepubescent Neopians have started to spam the site and bombard the company phone lines in a move similar to that of Digg. Based on the rants of a few… Read More

  • Secret Nintendo Training Video

    The following video has been “leaked” onto YouTube. The next big game from Nintendo perhaps? (via) Read More

  • StartupWeekend: 70 Founders Create Company In One Weekend

    StartupWeekend is occurring right now in Colorado. The goal – create a startup in one weekend, which will be called vosnap. Everyone who attends is a founder, with equal equity. Ideas for what the company will be have been gathered since June. Last night the group decided which idea to pursue out of fifty submissions. The winner: a product that facilitates quick decision making among… Read More

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II Spotted

    Gizmodo found some leaked photos of the unannounced 5D Mark II on some crazy German forum. No details are known yet other than it will replace the current 5D, so a similar feature set is assumed. Make of it what you will, but this SLR sure is purdy. Update: Alright so this is definitely fake. Oh well, there’s always hope.
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II Gets Spotted Bigfoot Style [Giz] Read More

  • Motorola RIZR Z9 Leaked

    Check out this fancy new slider from Motorola. The handset sports styling reminiscent of the Razr 2, 3G data, 2MP camera, and expandability in the form of a microSD card. Although the phone already looks very stylish it is a prototype model so expect revisions in the future. All AT&T branding, so maybe this thing will take over for the iPhone hype in the next few months. Or maybe… Read More

  • Gizmoz To Get Mainstream Attention At MTV Music Awards

    Gizmoz, an Israeli startup that allows people to create realistic 3D cartoon avatars of themselves and embed them on other websites, will be getting a little mainstream attention at the upcoming MTV Music Awards in September. On Monday, MTV, Taco Bell and Gizmoz will jointly announce a new website and promotion: users will go to tacobell.gizmoz.com and create a fifteen second audition of… Read More

  • Steorn Now Being Openly Mocked

    Irish startup Steorn blew the hugely hyped demo of their new perpetual energy machine when “excessive heat from the lighting in the main display area” led them to abort the affair. However, the guys at LouderVoice somehow got access to Steorn’s “CEO” and “Machine” for this exclusive demo. Steorn is now at risk of becoming more ridiculous than Clown Co. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Dino Beach Edition

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    Taser to Sell Tasing Shotgun Shell
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