• Black Rolly in Japan

    Hard, impacted stool? Try Grape Nuts. Isn’t there a war on? Shouldn’t Sony be doing something better with its R&D budget? Read More

  • Diller Wins Break-Up Battle In Court

    Barry Diller won a court battle today against Liberty Media’s John Malone. Now Diller can finally go ahead with his plan to break up InterActive Corp. into five pieces—HSN, Ticketmaster, Lending Tree, Interval International, and the new IAC (Ask.com, Bloglines, Citysearch, Evite, iWon, Match.com, BustedTees, Vimeo, GarageGames, and CollegeHumor). Malone, IAC’s largest… Read More

  • Five new-ish phones for Verizon announced

    Look how big I made this photo of the BlackBerry Curve! It’s one of five sorta new handsets that’ll be available on the Verizon network in the not too distant future. Let’s run through them all one by one, shall we? Read More

  • AdMob Passes The 20 Billion Ads Served Mark

    San Mateo based mobile phone advertising provider AdMob has passed the 20 billion ads served mark. Since March 2007 the company’s monthly impressions have grown from 500 million ads per month to 2.5 billion advertisements per month today. AdMob’s 20 billionth ad impression was from financial services conglomerate HDFC. The ad was served in India at 1:56am GMT on Tuesday, March… Read More

  • Reality Digital Raises $6.3 Million Series B

    Everybody wants to get in on social networking and user-generated video. Reality Digital, a white-label YouTube that lets media sites add video-uploading and social-networking features, raised $6.3 million in a series B financing. OpenView Venture Partners was the sole investor in the round. The company previously raised $2 million in a series A from private individuals in November… Read More

  • vTap Wants to Be Your Personal Online Video Curator

    It can be hard to find good video content on the web, especially when you’re on a mobile phone. vTap wants to make things easier for you. The service, which launched last fall, aggregates video from across the web – from over 50,000 sites like ESPN, YouTube, The New York Times, and the Associated Press. It then provides fast search capabilities that recommend results even… Read More

  • Publish2 To Launch Digg Variation As Journalist Resource

    Update: screenshot and additional details of Publish2 is here. New startup Publish2 hasn’t launched or even entered private beta yet, but the company has scored $2.75 million in funding. The investor, Velocity Interactive Group, believes in the idea so much that they put both Ross Levinsohn and Jonathan Miller on the board of directors. Publish2 is talking freely about the product, they… Read More

  • AOL Launches Mobile Portal Powered By Cellufun

    AOL has launched a mobile phone gaming portal powered by Cellufun. The games are available via wap.aol.com and are provided on a free, ad supported basis, and no downloads are necessary. Advertising inventory will be sold by AOL’s Platform-A’s Third Screen media. AOL will offer games including Cellufun’s Call of the Pharoah, a game that relies on a social networking… Read More

  • Verizon announces the updated Samsung u740, Alias

    I’m positive most of you have seen the Verizon commercials for the Samsung u740 that’s now being dubbed the Alias, right? Well, if you take a closer look, you’ll notice that it’s not the original gold and black finish. The u740 not only received a new name, but also a paint job and updated keyboard. All the other great features for the clamshell QWERTY are… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Into the Wild Edition

    Blue sunglasses will make your food look gross, and they’re supposed to
    Elephant cinematographers capture magical tiger moments in new BBC documentary
    Suit of plate armor found at Salem bus stop
    Navy freaking out over the “Holy Grail of Lasers”
    All About Linux 2008 Read More

  • Yahoo Shines A Light On Women 25 To 54

    Yahoo has launched Shine, a new content portal aimed at women aged 25 to 54. At its core, Shine is a large blog with magazine style layout. Content is broken up into various subcategories with the front page highlighting the newest content from across the site. Topic areas include parenting, sex and love, healthy living, food, career and money, entertainment, fashion, beauty, home life… Read More

  • Gears of War movie done got a script and director

    Gears of War is grinding towards completion. Keep in mind, though, this article does not mention whether the script and director are any good. Hopefully he or she won’t use actual gameplay as part of the film, a la House of the Dead. I’m still playing the PC version of GoW and it looks great, they could probably just have a pro speedrun it (it’d be under 2 hours) and put that… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: GTA IV achievements leaked?

    There’s no confirmation on this, so take it with a grain of salt, and also beware that there are SPOILERS ahead if you clicky this link. If that wasn’t spoiler-y enough for you, there are descriptions (also unconfirmed) here. Personally, I believe that the best achievements in GTA games aren’t listed, because they can’t be predicted. There should be an achievement… Read More

  • StyleFeeder.com Offers API

    Personal shopping engine StyleFeeder.com has launched an open API that “allows social media developers to create third-party applications, widgets and integrate StyleFeeder’s key functionality into any e-commerce website.” The API includes access into StyleFeeder’s personalized search engine, bookmarking tools, item recommendations, watchlist, “StyleFeed”… Read More

  • iPhone completely crax0red? PWNED available next week

    What may be the deepest crack yet for the iPhone is coming out today next week for your perusal. It takes over “the lowest layers of Apple’s device,” allowing for unsigned, custom firmware to be dropped in. That’s more than allowing custom apps, that’s allowing for a whole different OS to be put on there, or maybe even give it the power to warm up your food. Read More

  • Barnes & Noble's New How-To Site Quamut Already Being Link Spammed

    Barnes & Noble officially launched how-to site Quamut this week, and it’s already attracting link spammers. The main service offers online guides that cover more than 1,000 topics written by experts in each field. Guides include illustrations and pictures and can be purchased as PDF’s or laminated how-to sheets. It’s a reasonable offering; nothing ground breaking but… Read More

  • British Jedi Master Jonba Hehol bested by Darth Vader in England

    [photopress:db_vader_sm.gif,full,left]If you’re a British Jedi, you must wonder about the nature of the Force and what the odds would be that while giving a TV interview about your lifestyle a drunken Darth Vader would appear wearing a garbage bag and attack you and the TV crew with a crutch. No, really, this happened. Jedi Master Jonba Hehol was sadly no match for the Dark Lord of the… Read More

  • Creative bans driver modder for improving its products for it

    [photopress:card.jpg,full,center] We’re going to try to think like Creative here. Let’s say we, as Creative, insist that our drivers for our multimedia cards were Vista-ready. Let’s say they really weren’t, they were buggy drivers with missing features. Let’s say we had no real plans to fix this. We’re a large corporation with better things to do. So… Read More

  • Video: Coolest virus ever infects MacBook Pro

    The Newton Virus. It’s a virus for fun. It doesn’t harm anything or copy itself. It executes just once, with the results above. It only works on MacBooks, as it uses the motion sensor for the fun effect. It installs quickly and sneakily from a thumbdrive. Friends with MacBooks: Beware my prankster’s wrath. Read More

  • Mr. Fusion-like power for cars just a decade away?

    [photopress:2070049523_385bca185b_o.jpg,full,center] In the 1960s most of America assumed that by 2008 we’d be driving nuclear-powered cars around. Even in Back to the Future the Delorian was powered by Mr. Fusion. But alas, anyone can tell you that we’re still chained to oil-powered internal combustion engines, just as we have been for 100 years. But a new material scienticians… Read More

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