• BlackBerry 8830 Lands on Verizon Wireless Today

    Amazing. The BlackBerry 8830, which works on both CDMA and GSM networks, is now available on Verizon Wireless, as per the rumors. It is, after all, a BlackBerry, so you can expect and look forward to push e-mail and Internet access (in the EVDO/GPRS flavors) ’round the world. And is truly is “’round the world” because the 8830 works in more than 160 different… Read More

  • Attention Ticker Particls Enters Public Beta

    Attention management ticker Particls from Faraday Media moves from private testing to a full public beta launch today. Particls is an alerts platform that conveys attention data. Particls evaluates incoming information and ranks it based on “Personal Relevance”. Particls then uses an “Output Adapter” that provides only the amount of attention required for the relevancy… Read More

  • The LG Prada is Verizon's Answer to the iPhone: Good Luck, Bro

    The $600 LG Prada is Verizon Wireless’ answer to the $500 Apple iPhone… OK, you can stop laughing now. It’s not that the Prada isn’t a good phone or anything—clearly it’s deserving of all the hype. But the thought of VZW “answering” to anything borders on the absurd. Can you imagine the Prada with really hottt V-Cast Tunezzz on it? There’s… Read More

  • Clinton Asks YouTube Users To Pick A Song

    Alright CrunchGear readers. I’m really counting on you for this one. Hilary Clinton has a campaign for the presidency going down right now. Only problem is, she isn’t rockin’ enough to pick a cool theme song for her campaign’s web site. So she is now reaching out to the YouTube community and is asking you, the voter, to pick a song for her. The choices are downright… Read More

  • One Million Zunes (Somehow) Sold

    Talk about a shock over the weekend. Microsoft somehow managed to sell one million Zunes. Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s president of Entertainment and Devices, said that Microsoft had met its goal and that more Zune things will come later this year. I can understand maybe a smaller company getting excited over selling a million devices, but Apple in Q4 of last year alone sold 14 million iPods. Read More

  • Facebook Wants to Own Your Soul

    Facebook, in its current incarnation, is used for two purposes: to message random hot girls because you have “so much in common” (For example: Wow, you enjoy “movies,” too? Amazing. Wanna, you know, hang out?) and to show off drunk pictures, sometimes doctored, of yourself acting all crazy to the rest of your crew. That’s it. Sure, I’m a member of one or… Read More

  • New Halo 3 Armor Types Discovered

    Being the excited fanboys that they are, any Halo 3 news is good news to most 360 owners. Seems one investigative Halo 3 beta-player dug deep into the files being used for the game and found a little buried treasure. See the image for this post? The following strings were found inside some code used for the Halo 3 beta. They reveal new armor sets called Cobra, Ninja, Intruder, and Regulator… Read More

  • DRM-free Music To Launch On iTMS This Week

    I am proud to present the latest Apple rumor to you in all its glory. This week, the iTunes Music Store is the center of attention. It seems a “credible French-Italian source who knows my Dad’s mechanic” has indicated that Apple is set to launch EMI’s catalog of DRM-free music this week. The reason for the delay in Apple getting those tracks up? Apple wants to do it all… Read More

  • The Hi-Tech Soldier: A Retrospective

    Today is Memorial Day in the greatest country on Earth, the greatest country in history. CNET knows this and has a patriotic slide show featuring freedom-spreading technology the U.S. Army uses or plans to use on the battlefields of liberty. I like this picture here the best because it shows our boys, Over There, controlling a Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle with an Xbox 360 controller. Now… Read More

  • Wii Still Damn Near Impossible to Find Through Holidays: Money Men

    Hating on the Nintendo Wii seems to be the local raison d’être, but the numbers don’t lie: many of you love to wave that Wiimote around like it’s 1999. Sure, OK. But, alas, if you don’t already have a Wii, prepare yourself for more agony. One of those financial outfits—Lazard Capital, to be exact—predicts that demand will outstrip supply for… Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat V: Next Gen Gigabeat, Next Gen Zune?

    Toshiba’s original Gigabeat is among the most successful non-iPod portable media players (PMP) out there, boosted by the fact that Microsoft used it as the basis for the Zune. Whether or not this new Gigabeat, the Gigabeat V, will be the basis of Zune 2(or Zune Too, or whatever hip, focus group-tested name Microsoft gives it) is yet unknown, but Toshiba’s player does its best to… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Quick Guide To GrandCentral

    We’ve followed new telephone management startup GrandCentral since its debut in September 2006. The company has deservedly received a lot of blogger and mainstream press: Tim O’Reilly said “The Web 2.0 Address Book May Have Arrived” when talking about it, and the New York Times did a long overview article in March. The basic idea around GrandCentral is “one… Read More

  • Skype Founders Invest in Frenzoo

    Ambient Sound Investments, a company established by the four co-founding engineers of Skype, have invested in the Hong Kong based 3D social networking company Frenzoo as part of a Series A round of investment aimed at expanding the service through out Asia. ASI owners include Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn, Senior Developers at Skype, Ahti Heinla, Chief Architect at Skype and Toivo Annu, a… Read More

  • MySpace v. Facebook: "It's Not A Decision. It's an IQ Test"

    Venture capitalist Josh Kopelman rips into MySpace today as he applauds Facebook’s new developer platform. Facebook’s timing is perfect. They just released an API that gives third party developers deep access to Facebook functionality and its 20 million users. Not only can these third party startups get a widget placed on people’s Facebook profiles, but they can also get… Read More

  • Event of the Week: Steve Jobs & Bill Gates On Stage at D

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 The highlight of the D conference in San Diego later this week will be a 75 minute session with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs on stage at the same time. No one is suggesting the two will be making any announcements – the topic is “where consumer technology has been, and where it is going.” But this will… Read More

  • Picasa Style Online Photo Editing With F8: Picnik

    Online photo editing continues to be a hot market. From Flektor, Slide and others with a MySpace focus, to Adobe’s development of an online version of Photoshop later this year, there’s a lot on offer or soon coming to a browser near you. Seattle based Picnik has grown an audience without gaining much attention. We previously covered the site in February as part of an overall… Read More

  • Recruit.net: Job Aggregation With Revenue

    Hong Kong based Recruit.net is a job search engine with an Australasian focus. The job search engine and aggregation market is crowded. In January Michael Arrington suggested that there was a bubble in job boards. The rise of sites like Indeed and Simply Hired coupled with companies such as Edgeio that offer co-branded job boards makes it a marketplace that borders on… Read More

  • Intelliverb: Is It Intelligent Investing in Search?

    Maryland based Intelliverb is a full content based search engine with a relevancy model driven by point of operation dependency. The company founders have designed and implemented an algorithm called PageScale, which ranks pages on an “intelligent content analysis basis” and not popularity alone. This approach is said to deliver different search results than regular search… Read More

  • How Much Is Your Soul Worth? PayPerPost Now Lets Bloggers Set The Price

    PayPerPost, the controversial blogging service that lets advertisers purchase commentary on blogs, has released a new product called PayPerPost Direct. The new product is a widget that bloggers can add to their blogs that announces their willingness to sell blog posts. Previously, bloggers perused listings on the PayPerPost website, looking for opportunities to make a few extra dollars. Read More

  • GeoNames: Wikipedia For Geographical Data

    The GeoNames project is a free global geographical database. The goal of GeoNames is to aggregate free data from various sources and make is available as a database or via a range of web services. Users of GeoNames include Microsoft Popfly, Slide.com, LinkedIn and Tagzania. The GeoNames gazetteer includes over 8.5 million toponyms for 6.5 million places with 2 million alternate names in up to… Read More

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