• iPhone UK: The news so far

    So here are the basics about the iPhone launch in the UK, as announced by Steve Jobs in London. It was a pretty utilitarian affair with a predictable demo by Jobs of the iPhone’s features, an announcement about the carrier, a chat from the O2 CEO Matthew Key (pictured next to Jobs), and some Q&A. Almost everything was predicted beforehand, except the rather clever idea behind… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Beans and Rocks Edition

    Dress Up That Old iMac In Chrome
    Kensington Slims Down Peripherals
    Free Music Download Site ‘SpiralFrog’ Hops Out Of Beta
    SiSi Technology Turns Speech Into Avatarian Sign
    iKan: Scan Your Groceries at Home Read More

  • IBM Deals Itself Into Microsoft Office Space With Free Lotus Suite

    IBM has announced the launch of a free Microsoft Office competitor: Lotus Symphony, at the same time Google launched its final product in the triple play office suite Presently. According to the New York Times, IBM Lotus Symphony includes word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Lotus Symphony, like Sun Star Office is based on the Open Office code base. Melissa Webster, an analyst for… Read More

  • UK iPhone Released November 9 Plus Win an Unlocked iPhone

    An 8-gigabyte iPhone will be launched in the UK (according to CrunchGear) on November 9 for 269 quid or USD $542, a considerable price increase as it leaps over the pond. O2 will be providing service and free WiFi will be available from The Cloud, a UK pay-as-you-go public WiFi provider. The WiFi music store will also appear on UK iPhones next month, allowing for on-the-go downloads from… Read More

  • 8GB UK iPhone Released November 9: No 3G, Free Wi-Fi, Pints for All, Win an iPhone

    Click through this story to see the goods. Steve is apparently on the ground and TC writer Mike Butcher is ready. Mike is in line and ready to roll. They’re fussing about Wi-Fi at the Apple Store so it looks like we’re using SMS and Twitter to get the job done. In honor of our friends over the pond, I’d like to offer one free 8GB iPhone — already unlocked by our own… Read More

  • Exclusive: ProfileBuilder Acquires ZingFu.com

    Update: This deal fell through. ZingFu was never acquired. Online identity management platform company ProfileBuilder has acquired ZingFu.com, a social-networking resource site with 600,000 registered members. Milwaukee based ZingFu.com provides “zany content,” with products including Zing, a photo manipulation tool, Pets, a “tomgatchi style toy,” and Zany Cards… 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. Yap: Voice-To-Text Translation On Your Cell James Talvy Nothing new…. my Verizon Samsung SCH-u740 does that now but when I ask dictate “Can you meet me at 5 o clock” it says… “Can you meet be at… Read More

  • Google Announces Adsense For Mobile

    Google has announced a new advertising program, AdSense for Mobile, a contextually targeted ad platform for mobile website content. AdSense for Mobile gives the ability to AdSense publishing partners to earn revenue from their mobile websites through the targeted placement of mobile text ads. According to Google, “advertisers can connect with the growing number of mobile publishers… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 startups from our side of the pond

    There is one Irish and one UK startup presenting at TechCrunch40 this week: Ireland’s Cubic Telecom is creating a global Mobile Virtual Network (MVNo) to drastically reduce international calling rates by lowering mobile roaming and call charges. Founder Pat Phelan is a well known communications blogger in Ireland who “wants a world in which anyone can pick up their mobile phone… Read More

  • The End Of The Pay For Content Model Is Nigh

    September 18 may mark the second day of one of the most famous operations of World War Two, Operation Market Garden, but in 2007 it also marks the beginning of the end of the pay for content model favored by some in the main stream media. Yesterday the New York Times announced that as of midnight tonight (US EST, 19 Sep) the New York Times pay to view Select Service is no more. All content… Read More

  • Lenovo Announces Industry First, Wha?!

    Lenovo has announced an industry first with the ThinkVision L220x. The 22-inch widescreen WUXGA resolution monitor supports 1080p video, 178 degree horizontal and vertical wide viewing, 103 pixels per inch dot density for the blackest black you’ve ever seen. It also sports a 5-port USB hub (four out), VGA/DVI inputs HDCP support and a few other technological marvels, but it’ll set… Read More

  • TechCrunch 40 Day 1: Wrap Up

    As the party goes on in downtown San Francisco, a quick wrap up of the first day of the TechCrunch 40 Conference. We live blogged the whole event, and added some great pictures as well. I’ll clean up the typos tomorrow…or the day after. TechCrunch 40 Session 1: Search and Discovery. The first session in front of a crowd of around 1,000 people, all wielding laptops and… Read More

  • Dash Express: The Next Generation GPS

    All GPS units are the same, right? One would think that, but Dash certainly doesn’t think that’s the case. The Express is cut from a different cloth because it rocks Wi-Fi and as well as a 4.3-inch LCD screen, a larger battery, two dedicated touch screen buttons for calls and menus. What makes the Express even better is that it will send you an SMS and tell you to scoot based… Read More

  • Live from London: iPhone launch

    I’ll be attempting – Wi-Fi willing! – to live-blog the Apple iPhone launch in London on Tuesday morning. The full-blown live blog will be over at sister site CrunchGear (for the gadget obsessed) but it will also be reproduced here (on this post) for your entertainment, delectation and information. Tune in from 9.30am GMT… Read More

  • HD Format Wars: It's a Draw?

    According to Screen Digest the format war won’t be ending anytime in the near future. The argument they’ve put forward is quite compelling and makes a lot of sense. HD DVD could be the format of choice in Europe, but Blu-ray could own the US and Asia. There’s also the chance that studios backing one format could potentially lose $270 million in 2008. The upcoming holiday… Read More

  • Cubic Telecom: Roam If You Want To, Roam Around The World

    Cubic Telecom is a global MVNO that aims to lower those outrageous global roaming charges we all incur while traveling. The service combines a simple to use no frills handset that works over the GSM network or Wi-Fi and a MAXroamSIM card that stores your contacts and allows you to make calls to anyone that’s up to 80 percent cheaper than what you’re paying now. If you’re… Read More

  • Google Completes Office Triple Play With Presently

    Google has officially launched the missing piece in Google’s online office suite: Presently, a presentation product that competes directly with Microsoft PowerPoint. We’ve know it’s been coming for a long time, the PowerPoint competitor was first rumored in February then confirmed by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in April. More recently Google integrated PowerPoint viewing… Read More

  • Mashup Demo event for startups

    TechCrunch UK is backing a pitch-style event for startups in October called Mashup Demo. Mashup is a regular event in London looking at digital business, but this is their first ‘demo’ style event. It’ll be on the afternoon and evening of 2 October in London, presenting 15 companies who will each get a 5 minute slot. It costs £35 to attend, and £350 to be a demo company… Read More

  • MusicShake: March To Your Own Beat

    South Korean MusicShake is an online amateur music mixing service that was unveiled to the US at TechCrunch 40. I know Vince and Nicholas enjoy DJing and mixing their own music, but I don’t have the music background or know-how to cut beats or whatever it is they call it. MusicShake allows you to mix tracks and sound effects to use on your personal sites or as ringtones. If you’re… Read More

  • Viewdle Promo Video

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf This is what the Viewdle guys were showing off during TC40. It all looks like some kind of crazy futuristic blockbuster thriller but it’s real and it works. Very cool tech. It basically lets you search inside of video. Say you’re looking for Brad Pitt. Viewdle will recognize faces within video and… Read More

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