• Nokia Plays Nice With Google In Mobile Search

    Nokia is partially embracing Google by agreeing to put Google’s mobile search on some of its phones. It already ships phones with mobile search from Yahoo and Microsoft, so this isn’t that big a deal. But it does show that as Nokia prepares to compete with Google-based Android phones, the cell phone leader will incorporate some basic Google functionality into its own phones as… Read More

  • TechCrunch/CrunchGear/MobileCrunch Barcelona Meet-up – UPDATE


    We will hold tomorrow’s TC/CG/MC meet-up at the Cafe del Sol, Av Paral.lel 182, right down the street from the Fira. I’ve received quite a few emails already but RSVP with the subject line “BCN MEET-UP” to john @ crunchgear.com so I can put together a head count. Apparently a bunch of strangers in a law office wasn’t quite a good idea so I moved it to a… Read More

  • VoiceOnTheGo: Do everything over your phone

    I’ll have to try this out when I get home but it seems like a fairly compelling solution. Basically it’s a text-to-voice system that translates all of your emails and some RSS feeds to voice. You call a number and it will start reading you your messages while you drive or are otherwise occupied and it supports most enterprise systems like Outlook and Domino. You can also reply… Read More

  • Hands on with LG's great big shining stars

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    Here we have the KF700 and KF600 in all their haptic, touchscreen glory. Can we expect these stateside? Probably not, but it’s nice to know we can drool. Oh, and the “watch phone” was there for all to ogle and shoot. Both phones are very slick and very dark, a massive change from their “Shine” movement of a few years ago. Read More

  • The Ladies of MWC Caption Contest

    Friends, welcome to the MWC 2008 caption contest featuring the SeaBees of the conference floor. The picture is sadly a bit dark but I’m sure you can make out their jaunty uniforms and sassy smiles. What, then, should we caption this image. The best entry, left in comments and judged by the CG staff, gets an Jawbone Bluetooth headset. Start captioning! The contest closes tomorrow at noon EST. Read More

  • Readius in the wild: Well met, old friend

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1211.JPG,full,pp_image] It’s not quite vaporware, it’s not quite ready to ship, and it’s not quite first to market anymore. But don’t we all love the Readius, Polymer Vision’s foldable e-book? I saw the old girl again awaiting shipment “later this year.” She was even next to a bunch of shipping boxes, as if the Polymer Vision… Read More

  • GPhone mauling

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    Another collection of photos from my mauling of the GPhone in the wild. It’s ugly, sure, and it doesn’t work. But isn’t it… Read More

  • TechCrunch/CrunchGear/MobileCrunch Barcelona Meet-up – UPDATE!!


    We will hold tomorrow’s TC/CG/MC meet-up at the Cafe del Sol, Av Paral.lel 182, right down the street from the Fira. I’ve received quite a few emails already but RSVP with the subject line “BCN MEET-UP” to john @ crunchgear.com so I can put together a head count. Apparently a bunch of strangers in a law office wasn’t quite a good idea. [Map] Read More

  • GoHello: A Mobile Switchboard


    Setting up office PBX systems is hard. GoHello is easy. It’s basically a virtual telephone system with a dedicated receptionist’s application for taking notes, sending SMSes, forwarding calls, and taking voicemail. You can try it free for 30 days and you get a dedicated number — gold numbers (aesthetically pleasing numbers like 5551212 or 5556666) are also available &mdash… Read More

  • New Google Toolbar Beta Hijacks 404 Pages?


    According to reports at DigitalPoint forums, the latest beta release of Google Toolbar hijacks 404 pages as shown in the image above. It’s not clear from the reports as to whether this occurs only when no customized 404 page is available on a specific site, or with every 404 page. I also can’t test the theory, least the only beta version of Google Toolbar I could find was for… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Your Geek Edition

    Modu: Cool but flawed
    DLO lays an egg with new iPhone, iPod Touch speakers
    How to get around the Star Wars universe
    Up close and personal with the Millenium Falcon
    Help-Key: How to make a book into a sexy, nerdy gift box for Valentine’s Day Read More

  • UK Proposes Three Strikes And You're Out Illegal Downloading Law

    A “draft consultation Green Paper” to be released by the UK Government proposes a three strikes and you’re out law to combat illegal downloads. Under the proposal, UK internet users will be monitored by their ISP’s for illegal downloads, and those caught will receive an e-mail warning in the first instance, internet suspension the second time, and then termination of… Read More

  • Crunch Network

    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. dave on Call of Duty 4 may have triggered missing Marine’s PTSD? I have the utmost respect for our fighting men and women… my sister is currently deployed to the middle east and doesn’t return until summer at best… that… Read More

  • TechCrunch/CrunchGear/MobileCrunch Barcelona Meet-up – UPDATE!


    We will hold tomorrow’s TC/CG/MC meet-up at the Cafe del Sol, Av Paral.lel 182, right down the street from the Fira. I’ve received quite a few emails already but RSVP with the subject line “BCN MEET-UP” to john @ crunchgear.com so I can put together a head count. Apparently a bunch of strangers in a law office wasn’t quite a good idea. [Map] Read More

  • Bootstrapping Event In San Francisco – Get The Last Five Tickets Here

    On the evening of March 6, 2008 I’ll be moderating a Churchill Club panel discussion in San Francisco on “Bootstrapping As A Start-Up.” Participants include Sean Byrnes (CEO Flurry), Craig Newmark (Founder Craigslist), Gabe Rivera (Founder TechMeme), and Stephen Weir (CEO MadeIt). The discussion will be around starting and growing a startup without outside funding. This is a… Read More

  • How to get around the Star Wars universe

    I think it’s safe to say that everyone knows what each and every one of the included photos is and which episode it was from, so I don’t need to bore you with details. I was hoping they’d have an Imperial speeder bike since those were my favorites as a kid, but they didn’t. I almost cried about it. Read More

  • UK users face 'three strikes' Internet ban: Kicked off for copyright infringement

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    From Wikipedia “We will move to legislate to require internet service providers to take action on illegal file-sharing.” So begins the proposed piece of legislation that will implement a “three strikes” rule in the UK. Simply, if you’re caught three times illegally downloading copyrighted material, your Internet connection will… Read More

  • RocketOn Gets $5 M For Embeddable Virtual Kids World

    RocketOn is a San Francisco based startup is making a 2D virtual world you can access across any site through an embeddable widget. They also just raised $5 million from the D. E. Shaw group’s venture capital unit, bringing total investment up to $5.8 million. In its alpha state, this virtual world is simply a chat widget with some avatars you can walk around the screen with the click of… Read More

  • GSM carriers band together to piss off R Kelly

    [photopress:rkelly_1.jpg,full,center] If you’re a child porn-loving sicko, your cellphone may soon cease to be your gateway to illicit images, at least if the GSM operators at the MWC in Barcelona have anything to say about it. They’re banding together to block youngster porn on their networks, with the backing of various governments. They’re trying to steer clear of… Read More

  • MySpace Quietly Launches Games Site

    Still number one social networking destination MySpace has entered the casual flash games market with games.myspace.com. The new site won’t win any awards for innovation, indeed it looks like a < $100 template buy from Digitalpoint, but ultimately that doesn't make a difference. Casual flash gaming combined with a youngish user base in the millions makes this a no-brainer in terms… Read More

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