• Microsoft Crosses A Line

    Until today I’ve largely been a big supporter of Microsoft’s efforts to acquire Yahoo. A couple of days before Microsoft placed its initial $44.6 billion bid for the company, I told Fox Business Channel that a Microsoft merger had to happen to save Yahoo (and I certainly wasn’t the first to say this, I just had magnificent timing). Throughout the ups and downs and… Read More

  • Zurich Meetup – TechCrunch Euro Tour


    As part of the TechCrunch Euro Tour, TechCrunch is coming to Zurich, Switzerland, on July 17th, thanks to our co-organisers there. We’ll be throwing it at the Swisscom Bluewin tower in Zurich (pictured) for the Swiss web 2.0 crowd, including start-ups, bloggers and journalists. Thanks to our co-organisers Wuala, Doodle, Newscred, Sandbox and people like Jasper Bouwsma, Alfonso… Read More

  • Amsterdam Meetup – TechCrunch Euro Tour

    The TechCrunch Euro Tour continues. No sleep till Brooklyn! So, tickets for the Amsterdam TechCrunch Meetup on July 22nd, co-organised with eBuddy, are now up for grabs here (they’re free). We are planning for about 250 people, so best go grab your ticket asap. Thanks to our sponsors, and for more info on them and the event, see after the jump. Read More

  • Wired gets a hands-on with the iPhone 3G OS, not that impressive [Update]


    Danny over at Wired managed to wrangle himself a first gen iPhone with iP3G software installed, which is pretty exciting, but it’s actually pretty ho-hum. Maybe a few of these things weren’t known, but they’re not at all surprising. When using the camera it prompts the user to allow for geo tagging. Eh. Location based services can be turned on and off. You can now search… Read More

  • [UPDATE] Six-cell MSI Wind delayed again, this time until August September

    As I was preparing my review of the MSI Wind earlier today, I noticed that MSI’s product site pulled the notebook down for a bit. It’s back up, but I see that the six-cell battery version of the MSI Wind has been delayed until August now. Last time we reported, it’d been delayed until July. Looks like the battery shortage caused by the fire at the LG plant back in March is… Read More

  • 1938 Media Loses Verizon Deal Over Racism Charges

    1938 Media’s distribution deal with Verizon, announced just a week ago, is history. Yesterday a group of “civil rights activists” protested the deal and threatened to boycott Verizon. The reason? A 2007 video that Feldman created called “TechNigga” that the groups say is racist. The video was not included on Verizon, and television reports that Verizon financed… Read More

  • Most popular posts for July 7th, 2008

    Today’s Top Posts: Toyota to sell solar panel-equipped Prius next year Vodafone NZ iPhone 3G plans: $200 per month for 1 gig of data Pioneer develops world’s first 16-layer disc with 400 GB capacity What else can you get from AT&T for $199? Panasonic presents electric bike recharging its battery via the braking system Sony to release fixed PS3 firmware this week Rogers gets… Read More

  • Rock Band 2 guitar and drums priced to pre-order on Amazon


    We’ve got prices, people. For the standalone instruments, anyway, and only for the Wii at that, but it helps give a ballpark. At $70 the guitar is 20 bucks more expensive than what the year-old guitar is going for right now, and the drums at $90 are similarly more than the current ones. Looks like the pricing is more or less analogous with the old setup, and this is for pre-order… Read More

  • Italians may get to activate their iPhone 3G from home


    Bear with us, readers. We know you’re sick of iPhone news, but it’s almost over. This may or may not put your panties in a bunch, but the Italians supposedly have the pleasure of activating their iP3G from home because Vodafone and Telecom Italia are incapable of the task. However, Voda and TI customers will have to agree to a 2-year contract. Hutchison G3 Italy has also come out… Read More

  • Update: New iPhone, MobileMe and Macbook Upgrades At Apple Store

    Update: Store Back Online (1:00AM PST) The store is back up and online, with a laundry list of new products including: iPhone 3G MobileMe iMac upgrades 16GB iPhone 2GB shuffle UPDATE – None of these have been updated. False alarm. Apple’s online store just went down, a definitive sign that they will be launching a new product overnight. It could be the iPhone App Store, which… Read More

  • Voodoo Envy 133 notebook pricing revealed, you might want to look away

    My excitement for the Voodoo Envy 133 has been supplanted by the outrageous prices they expect one to shell out for the MacBook Air competitor. There are nine different configurations you can choose from that start out at $2,099 and ends with an astronomical $3, 999 price tag. If you really want an SSD the pricing starts at $3,099. Frankly, I’m shocked and appalled by this, but then… Read More

  • Think AT&T is trying to screw you with their unlimited iPhone 3G plan?

    I’ve been hemming and hawing about doing this post since last week when AT&T revealed all the pricing info for the iPhone 3G. With the release of Vodafone NZ‘s pricing today, I can no longer keep my mouth shut. The Kiwis are paying $190 for 1GB of data, 600 minutes, and 600 texts! Not to mention the fact that if they opt for the cheapest plan ($60), they’ll have to shell… Read More

  • Video: More Gears of War 2 multiplayer footage and a review

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F1064820%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf A handful of lucky game journo’s had the distinct pleasure of playing single player and multiplayer… Read More

  • Zero Punctuation on web comics

    http://static.escapistmagazine.com/media/global/movies/player/FlowPlayerDark.swf?config=%7Bembedded%3Atrue%2CplayList%3A%5B+%7B+%27url%27%3A108%2C%27linkUrl%27%3A%27http%3A%2F%2Fwww.escapistmagazine.com%2Fvideos%2Fview%2Fzero-punctuation%2F108-Webcomics%27%2C%27linkWindow%27%3A%27_top%27%2C%27name%27%3A%27Webcomics%27+%7D+%5D%2CsplashImageFile%3A%27http%3A%2F%2Fwww.escapistmagazine.com%2Fglobal%2Fcastfire%2Fsplash%2F108.jpg%27%2CshowVolumeSlider%3Atrue%2CinitialScale%3A%27fit%27%2Cloop%3Afalse%2CautoPlay%3Afalse%2CautoBuffering%3Afalse%2CusePlayOverlay%3Afalse%2CautoRewind%3Atrue%2CbufferLength%3A15%2CmenuItems%3A%5Bfalse%2Cfalse%2Cfalse%2Cfalse%2Ctrue%2Ctrue%5D%7D Luckily he acknowledges his hypocrisy at the end&hellip… Read More

  • Sony hopes to kickstart India’s gaming market with a new PS2

    Sony recently announced it will release the fourth version of the PS2 in India and Russia in late October. The new model will be slimmer and have a built-in AC adapter. Sony hopes that by continuing to support the PS2, it will help strengthen the developing gaming markets in those areas. They are still marketing the PS3 but Sony feels that most potential gamers in that market will be more… Read More

  • Viking Smackdown: The Motion Sensing iPhone Game That's Already Out

    With only four days to go until the launch of Apple’s App Store, which will feature 3D games that push the iPhone to its limits, most developers would consider releasing a browser-based iPhone game a bad idea. Throwing common sense to the wind, ad agency Hello Viking has just released Viking Smackdown, a Safari-based iPhone game that manages to take advantage of the phone’s… Read More

  • Video: Chrono Trigger Nintendo DS trailer

    http://www.gamevideos.com//swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://www.gamevideos.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D19795%26ordinal%3D%26adPlay%3Dfalse This is the trailer to the Nintendo DS version of Chrono Trigger. It’s not a 3D re-make in the vein of Final Fantasy III, but rather a “re-mastered” version of the game, like how U2… Read More

  • Vodafone NZ iPhone 3G plans: $200 per month for 1 gig of data


    Oh my god! Are they insane? The Vodafone New Zealand site is choking right now is back up, and this appears to be the most god-awful money-grabbing scheme I’ve ever seen in this dirty business. I feel for you guys in Canada but this is highway robbery on a whole other scale. First of all, the phone costs a freaking small fortune unless you go with their most expensive plan. And if you… Read More

  • Why the AT&T iPhone Deal is Bad, But Not That Bad


    New Zealand, land of LotR and high-priced data plans Over at CG we’ve been watching the iPhone pricing plans whiz by, from the onerous Rogers tariff to Vodafone New Zealand’s $200 per month for 1 GB data plan. A lot of folks have been complaining about these prices but in light of these international plans, including nasty plans from Europe, AT&T’s pricing isn’t… Read More

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