• Jobster Now Offers Pay Per Applicant Job Listings

    Eyebrows were raised when Seattle-based Jobster shredded their business model and moved to free job listings in February. It was a direct assault on Monster, which charges up to $475 per job listing. Many of the commenters in the post discussing the change said it was the last ditch effort of a troubled company. This week Jobster quietly rolled out phase two of the plan, adding… Read More

  • MyLifeBrand Aggregates Social Networking Sites

    MyLifeBrand is a service that lets user’s aggregate social networking memberships and navigate between them from the one place. MyLifeBrand supports Friendster, LinkedIn, Bebo, Facebook, H15, Orkut, MySpace, and TagWorld among others and is working on support for a number of niche social networks including Angling Masters, Navy Seals and Drunk Duck. Users are also able to add their… Read More

  • Incuby: Social Networking For Inventions

    San Antonio, Texas based Incuby is aiming to build a community where inventors can display their inventions to the general public, entrepreneurs and investors. In developing the site, the team behind Incuby have toured the United States meeting with different inventor groups. They found that inventors are tired of the high costs associated with travelling and presenting at trade shows and… Read More

  • Microsoft Expands Table to Whole Kitchen

    Hot on the heels of its soon-to-be-revolutionary table, Microsoft is aiming squarely at the rest of your kitchen, and is set to roll out enough cooking gizmos to make your proverbial ass swim. The idea is called “Kitchen Client.” No, really. The devices in your kitchen will be aware and will interact with Windows Live. You’ll also have a terminal for recipes, calendars… Read More

  • Windows Apps in OS X: Is This What Leopard Can Do?

    Some of our regular readers may recall a stupid and irresponsible rumor we started right here on this blog, that being the idea, based on a slip by an Apple PR type, that future Macs might shortly ship with Vista pre-installed as a dual-boot option for Leopard. The idea isn’t just to run Windows, but to run Windows apps in the Mac OS. Many of you scoffed at the idea, and we even thought… Read More

  • Coming Soon: Microsoft Kitchen

    Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet has the scoop on Microsoft’s next best thing since sliced bread: Microsoft Kitchen. According to Foley, Microsoft Kitchen will extend Windows to the kitchen with a tailored product that will include family calendar, recipe center, entertainment features and a shared bulletin board. No, it’s not April 1 and as far as Foley is concerned this is actually… Read More

  • MeetMoi's Mobile Hookups Gets Financing

    See MobileCrunch’s coverage of mobile dating startup MeetMoi, which just closed a $1.5 million round of financing from Acadia Woods partners. We’ve covered web dating services before, but MeetMoi takes dating to the streets. The service works a lot like Dodgeball. When you’re available for a date, you broadcast your location by texting the service. Other available daters… Read More

  • VidZone Digital Media Gets Sony BMG UK’s Catalog for Mobile

    Justin Timberlak and Beyonce are getting in the mobile zone… the VidZone actually. VidZone Digital Media, the leading music provider to mobile networks in the UK, has signed a deal that will grant it full access to Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK’s digital catalog for mobile and PC use. The provider will make this music available for streaming and downloading in audio and video… Read More

  • All New AOL Feed Reader Coming Soon

    AOL’s feed reader, which competes with Bloglines, Google Reader and other browser-based feed readers, was launched in 2005 but is little known in tech savvy crowds. It’s serviceable and has a fast load time, but it hasn’t differentiated itself from the crowd enough to get a buzz going about the product. We mentioned it in passing in November 2006, but otherwise… Read More

  • Inside a Mechanical Watch

    This, friends, is the Behind the Green Door of watch videos. It’s essentially an amazing close-up of a Panerai mechanical movement running at full tilt taken with a video microscope. Clearly this is about as exciting as watching paint dry for many of you, but for watch obsessives this is full on gear-on-gear action. Read More

  • MeetMoi's Gets $1.5 Million for Mobile Hookups

    Venture Beat and the Wall Street Journal are reporting mobile dating startup MeetMoi has closed $1.5 million in financing from Acadia Woods Partners. MeetMoi works like Dodgeball for dating. After verifying your phone, you fill out a basic profile consisting of a picture, the kind of relationship you want, and personal description. When you’re in the mood for a meetup, you text your… Read More

  • Mobile Video Watchers: Stand and Be Counted

    Nielsen, the media monitoring company famous for letting Alf stay on the air as long as it did, is now measuring mobile media eyeballs and boy is it getting some juicy info. For starters: Eight million persons 12 and older viewed video on their mobile phone (this excludes videos created with a phone’s camcorder function) Read More

  • Touch Sensitive Paper

    Blow up doll connoisseurs rejoice! A new wave of touchable tech is just around the bend.
    A team of Swedish scientists have created paper embedded with metallic particles that, when touched, complete a circuit which produces a recorded sound. The sound is played via small electromagnets
    embedded in the paper. The aim for now is to apply this technology into packaging. However, more… Read More

  • What's In This Bag?


    Kevin Poulsen, ex-hacker extraordinaire, posted a teaser image on Threat Level, one of the Wired blogs. He writes: I’m so excited by this piece we’re running tomorrow, that I’m posting this preview pic to give THREAT LEVEL readers an exclusive chance to guess what the subject is. Here’s a clue: this will be the best thing that’s ever appeared on the internet. Read More

  • Leopard Will Use ZFS File System: Sun

    Sun opened its big, fat mouth today and announced that Apple’s upcoming Mac OS X Leopard will use its ZFS file system as its default. (Macs currently use HFS+ with journaling enabled as the default file system.) A full list of ZFS’ advantages can be found on Sun’s site, but this one caught my eye while quickly glancing over it: All operations are copy-on-write transactions… Read More

  • Amazon May Be Looking To Acquire Netflix

    Netflix stock jumped up 5.66% today on rumors that the company may be in acquisition talks with by Amazon. The funny thing about public company rumors: when they affect stock prices, it becomes AP-reported news. Netflix has been under attack from Blockbuster and others in recent years, although membership growth has remained steady and the company is profitable. A whole new class of… Read More

  • Skype Thinks Phones that Can't Run Skype Are Bad

    USA Today is running a little piece about how Skype is totally Pee Oooed about how some carriers won’t let phone owners run outside applications on their handsets. They were so angry, in fact, they wrote a sternly worded letter to the FCC about it and they intend to take this all the way to … zzzzzz… what? Oh, sorry. Read More

  • Life-size "Lost in Space" Robot Only $25K

    Goody, more robots! Today’s is a Robot B9 replica—you know, the one from “Lost in Space” that always ran around flailing his arms in the air warning about danger and hippies. She’s full-size, too, which just makes the $24,500 price all the more inviting. Right. If I had an extra $25K I probably wouldn’t be buying robots, but rather some Air Jordans and… Read More

  • Sorry, No New iMac at WWDC Next Week

    Uh, oh. Now it looks like there will not, repeat, *not* be any new iMacs at Apple’s WWDC next week. That’s what AppleInsider has learned, at any rate. But AI promises that a major overhaul of Apple consumer computers is still on track for this year, it’s just that next week is too early to launch them. (Apple might have a certain other product launch to worry about.) AI… Read More

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