• The HuffPost Gets a New CEO

    The Huffington Post hired CBSNews.com’s general manager Betsy Morgan as its new CEO. Current CEO Kenneth Lerer moves up to chairman. All the pieces are falling into place just in time for election season. This should be fun to watch. Can you say IPO? Read More

  • Getty Images Now Selling Music Tracks

    Pump Audio relaunched today as Soundtrack, following its $42 million purchase by Getty Images last June. Pump Audio’s catalog of music from 20,000 independent artists can be licensed for the Web, TV, or radio. Customers range from major TV shows like The Colbert Report to advertising agencies and podcasters. You search online through a pretty slick interface that lets you quickly… Read More

  • Facebook.fr: someone is looking for trouble (or money)

    It is very likely that sometime soon facebook will launch a localized French version (and other languages too) just like MySpace did about a year ago. Actually Facebook is starting to be quite popular in France already, even though the interface is just in English. Until today Facebook.fr was even redirecting to Facebook.com and one would have assumed that the company had acquired the fr… Read More

  • Apple's "Here's to the Crazy Ones" commercial

    Think Different, provided you don’t need to think differently by recreating an SDK from fumes and hearsay, install third-party apps, and try to maximize the potential of a device you paid up to $500 for. Read More

  • Cali Lewis reviews Signal for iTunes

    Good old Cali “It’s not syphilis” Lewis takes a look at Signal for iTunes on GeekBrief TV today. The poor lady has some sort of weird allergy, which is why she’s using gloves, but apparently their conductive so she can use Singal for the iPhone, a browser-based iTunes control that lets you pick music and movies via the touchscreen. We also get a shout out, which makes… Read More

  • Hitachi Rollerball Interface Concept

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Another concept device using a very cool system of see-through rollerballs and a back button to do just about anything. They had a few mock-ups and it really makes sense once you see how smoothly everything works with just a ball. Maybe the next iPod can get a scroll-ball? Read More

  • Sony Rolly: MP3-playing robot or glistening, ambulatory Aibo turd?

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf This video of the Sony Rolly MP3 player sums up everything that is wrong with the former electronics giant — a lack of vision, the inability to produce products people want, and ham-handed attempts at fun that are quickly quashed by higher ups. Thats, said, just look at that little bastard roll! Read More

  • AOL Finds An Obvious Use For WOW.com: A World Of Warcraft Social Network

    The wow.com domain name has laid dormant since at least 1998, when it was acquired by AOL along with other assets of Compuserve. The domain has been coveted by a number of AOL business units over the years, though. At one point there was a discussion of it being used to house the netscape social news assets (they eventually settled on propeller.com). If our source is correct, a decision has… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Rainbow Road Edition

    Sputnik’s Dad Speaks Out
    Flash: New Radiohead album costs whatever you want it to
    The reason you live: Super Mario sound FX keychain
    T-Mobile Samsung Beat, first hands-on
    Portable Western Digital hard drives now come in four super fantastic colors Read More

  • Is Fav.or.it a Digg killer?

    Fav.or.it is tiny start-up based in a small office an hour’s drive from London. But this “feature rich community-based feed reading system” is about to unleash a wholly original take on reading blogs and news feeds which could see it face-down even the social bookmarking giants like Digg and the newer kids like CoComment. Favorit brings together blog reading and replying into… Read More

  • Amazing 3D gesture-based Pioneer GPS system

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf I was wandering around the show floor when I came upon this little gem. It’s a gesture-based 3D system that lets you control your dashboard GPS/radio with a wave of your finger. It’s over at the Carrozzeria booth, which is an offshoot of Pioneer. The icons that pop up float in 3D and you wave and bat… Read More

  • Sony announces updated Reader, eBook lovers around the world to meet in a phone booth to celebrate


    Call me Mr. Crazypants — it’s a Hungarian name, I think — but aren’t we done with eBook readers? I could see eBooks on the iPhone or eBooks on our laptops, but a standalone reader is just too esoteric and niche to really go far. I want this stuff to work but it’s just not in the cards. That said, Sony just announced their new Sony Reader. It will cost $300 and… Read More

  • Microsoft Acquires Discount Shopping Site Jellyfish.com

    Microsoft has acquired Madison, Wisconsin based discount shopping service Jellyfish.com. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed, but the deal was sealed Thursday. Under the terms of the deal, Jellyfish.com will maintain its standalone identity and its 26 employees will remain in Wisconsin. Jellyfish.com previously took $5 million in funding from Kegonsa Capital Partners and Clyde Street… Read More

  • 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. Und Ya He Is Da Tekno Viking, Yah! David Mackey I don’t understand it at all…but the viking guy was cool. Read More

  • Crazy, uber-skinny Sharp HDTVs

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf I got a chance to circle the new ultra-slim sharp LCDs. They look amazing and they’re so damn thin it’s incredible. There’s one shot in there of an LCD sliding up out of some cabinet and it looks like a piece of paper popping up. These are truly flat screens. Read More

  • Toshiba Booth Tour

    I love the Qosmio line of Toshiba laptops and this collection of Gigabeats, phones, and cameras made me pee a little. Essentially the entire laptop line is very slick with unique touches like HDDVD playback and odd applications for music and photo viewing. Read More

  • Panasonic's DIGA Blu-Ray/DVD Recorders: 18 hours on one BR disk

    Our first stop was a huge announcement by Panasonic about their line of DIGA Blu-Ray/DVD recorders. The recorders — BW700/800/900 on the Blu-Ray side and XW200V/100/300 on the DVD side — include monstrous hard drives and we’ll probably never see them over here. The Blu-Ray series starts at 250GB and tops out at 1TB of internal storage. It records to DVD and Blu-Ray and… Read More

  • Pioneer AVIC-HRZ009G spruces up your car, fails to impress women

    The Pioneer AVIC-HRZ009G is a sweet all-in-one GPS and entertainment solution for the drab center console in your Civic. In case you can’t tell by the catchy name, the system sports some awesome features like DivX playback and iPod compatibility. The AVIC also packs a 40 gig HDD, analog TV tuner, and a standard DVD disk drive . Don’t hold your breath if you’re in the… Read More

  • Yahoo Search Just Got Smarter

    Yahoo is adding some major features to its search engine today. For instance, images from Flickr and playable videos are now embedded in the main results page. A search for a major rock band like U2 brings up information from the artist’s Website, along with a list of songs that can be played as 30-second audio streams (courtesy of Yahoo Music). Do a search for a restaurant or hotel… Read More

  • TechMeme Leaderboard In Context + New Verticals On The Way

    Techmeme’s new popular list product Leaderboard launched today, and the reaction has been interesting. Some are suggesting that it’s not a representative list, others (well Scoble) are suggesting that it is the death of blogs. First the big news: more Meme Leaderboard products are on the way, with Leaderboards to be launched for Gabe Rivera’s other sites Memeorandum, WeSmirch… Read More

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