• World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Revisited

    Way back in January, I picked up a copy of the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion and gave my first impressions on it. Now, a whopping 8 months later, I’m finally level 70. It’s been one of the most fun, yet frustrating experiences of my life. I don’t game much anymore and all I really play is WoW, so finding the time to level for hours-on-end was difficult. Read More

  • TechCrunch 40 Session 2: Mobile & Communications

    Session two as follows, including our live notes. Cubic Telecom Cubic Telecom is creating a global Mobile Virtual Network (MVNo). The company aims to drastically reduce international calling rates by lowering mobile roaming and call charges. Founder Pat Phelan a well known communications blogger “wants a world in which anyone can pick up their mobile phone wherever they are and call… Read More

  • Nokia buys mobile ads player Enpocket

    Longtime player in the UK mobile scene Enpocket is to be aquired by Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia. Boston-based Enpocket provides technology and services centered on mobile advertising. Enpocket’s platform delivers mobile advertising across multiple formats including SMS, MMS, mobile Internet advertising, and video. Nokia plans to used the deal to accelerate its mobile advertising… Read More

  • Dual Shock 3 Confirmed For Playstation 3

    Rumor ’round the Internet today is that Sony will be unveiling a Dual Shock 3 controller during the Tokyo Game Show. There’s really no more information, so just hold your horses and wait for TGS to drop. via The Giz Read More

  • Nokia 8900, Is That You?

    Oh hies supposed Nokia 8900. What’s that you say? You’re the new flagship handset for the 8xxx series. I see you have two cameras. That’s a 3.2-megapixel camera you say. That’s pretty fancy. G3? Oh, you mean 3G. So what you’re trying to tell me is that you’ll be on AT&T if and when you come to the US. Well, I’m not switching to AT&T, so have… Read More

  • Yahoo Presents Yahoo Teachers At TechCrunch40

    Delivering the first major company presentation at TechCrunch 40, Scott Moore and Bill Scott from Yahoo presented Yahoo Teachers, a new research focused service aimed at making life easier for teachers. Yahoo Teachers is a clip to database style service; users utilize the “gobbler” that is an online… Read More

  • Complaint Department: Why Hating On $100 iPhone Rebate Won't Win You Friends

    Thank you, Critical Section People, please don’t complain about the $100 rebate that Apple is giving you because you purchased the iPhone before its price drop. No one feels your pain, no one thinks that you’re suffering a great injustice. Hey, that’s Fake Steve talking, not me. I say complain all you want since it makes my decision to be too poor to afford an iPhone seem… Read More

  • Sprint Introduces Airave

    Watch out T-Mobile, ’cause your @Home service isn’t the hot shit anymore. Sprint is coming out with a device called the Airave that aims to boost wireless signals indoors and give customers the option to place calls over the Internet. It works by plugging the device into your broadband connection and using your Sprint phone to make calls. You’ll get a boost in reception over… Read More

  • Microsoft approves Blue Monster wine

    It’s ironic that, a couple of days after the head of Mozilla Europe castigated Microsoft’s attitude to Open Source and innovation in a TechCrunch interview, Microsoft today launches its own-label wine designed to promote innovation inside the company. The FT has the story today of how Brit blogger, cartoonist and ‘Marketing 2.0′ guy Hugh Macleod, and Steve Clayton… Read More

  • T-Mobile Buys SunCom Wireless

    T-Mobile announced today that it will be purchasing SunCom Wireless for an estimated $1.6 billion. The deal, expected to close in 2008, allows T-Mobile to take on about $800 million in debt that SunCom has resting on its shoulders. Never heard of SunCom? That’s because it’s a small wireless company that operates in a few southeastern states. If all the telecom giants like… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Buy Roaming Partner SunCom Wireless

    T-Mobile announced today that it will pay cash and assume the debt of SunCom Wireless, a company that T-Mobile is using as a roaming partner. The merger will cost T-Mobile $2.4 billion in cash and assumed debt. Under the agreement, sanctioned by both boards, SunCom shareholders will receive $27 per share. This purchase price represents 22.7% over the closing price of SunCom common stock on the… Read More

  • Another (Gamer) One Bites The Dust

    Sad news coming out of China today as another gamer has died from a marathon session. The unidentified 30-year old male was in a cybercafe in the Guangdong province where he continuously played a game for three days and then collapsed in front of his computer. I blame this on the employees of the cybercafe. They should have cut him off after like, 12 hours. China web-user dies after… Read More

  • French iPhone launches November 29, first picture

    TechCrunch France has broken a story saying the iPhone will be launched in France with Orange at a 300 euro price-point. The phone will be available from 29th November and announced on the 24th September during the Apple Expo in Paris. Going against predictions so far, the story says there won’t be any unlimited data plan (as there is in the US) nor will the phone be a 3G version of… Read More

  • Woz At The Emmys

    Contrary to popular belief, Woz is not dating Kathy Griffin and he told me so, but he did escort her to the Emmys, which he also told me about. I wonder if the plane he hired to run a banner for Kathy was photographed? In case you missed that part in the video, which isn’t hard to do, I’ll fill you in. Woz told me that he hired a plane to fly over the Emmys with a banner that… Read More

  • O2 Paying A Small Fortune To Secure iPhone

    Across the pond, cellphones are a big thing and there’s a lot of competition between carriers. O2 users will be happy to know that they’ll be getting the iPhone come an announcement to be made on Tuesday. While this is great for the consumer, O2 is paying out its ass for Apple’s heavenly gadget. Rumor is that Apple demanded 40% of iPhone service revenues from O2 and it… Read More

  • TechCrunch 40 Session 1: Search & Discovery

    Session one as follows, including our live notes.
    Powerset Powerset is a natural language search engine that can use everyday phrases and grammer to conduct more accruate web searches by understanding the search query and the pages it indexes. Parsing phrases and grammer theoretically produces better results because the egine has a better understanding of the searches intended goal than with… Read More

  • TechCrunch40: Let The Show Begin

    We’ll be bringing you live coverage of TechCrunch40 through the next two days. Enjoy, and also checkout the TechCrunch40 website. Read More

  • Dress Up That Old iMac In Chrome

    Upon the introduction of the new iMac, I immediately dropped everything i was doing and asked myself if this were the time to take the plunge. Not a switch to Mac from PC since I already did that, but a huge investment into a desktop. I could totally get an older iMac for dirt cheap, but I want the brushed metal casing. As soon as i saw the ChroMac covers I thought this was going to be my… Read More

  • Guy Gets Halo 3 Early, Makes Silly Video

    A bunch of nerds off some nerdy forums got their paws on Halo 3 early and proceeded to shoot a video of all the new content. So be warned, if you’re waiting for the game and don’t do spoilers, then don’t watch it. You’ll see new Master Chief costumes, a few new multiplayer maps, new weapons, and much more. You’ll also hear “Halo 3 sucks!” a lot in… Read More

  • EU Says It's Time For Microsoft To Pay Its Antitrust Fine

    Microsoft will have to pay a nearly $690 million fine in the European Union as a result of an antitrust ruling. This fine actually dates back to a 2004 ruling, which the Redmond-based corporation had lobbied and lobbied to get overturned. It wasn’t meant to be, leaving it with a rather large check to write. Microsoft plans to “comply,” whatever that means, with the ruling… Read More

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