• Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of… Read More

  • Myxer Surpasses 3 Million Mark

    Myxer, a mobile content delivery company, announced that it has reached over 3 million users, making it one of the largest distributors of mobile content. In April of this year Myxer reached 1 million users and has tripled that number in less than six months. If growth continues at this pace, within ten years aliens in a galaxy far, far away will be downloading wallpaper and ringtones from… Read More

  • 4INFO Takes NBC Investment, Signs Mobile Partnership

    Mobile media company 4INFO has taken funding from the NBC-GE joint venture Peacock Equity and a signed a provider deal with NBC. 4INFO is the sixth Peacock Equity investment since the $250 million fund was established in April. Under the deal, 4INFO will become NBC Universal’s preferred mobile SMS advertising partner, providing technology and services that will enable NBC Universal… Read More

  • Big Bucks For Better Comments; SezWho Raises $1 Million

    Hot on the heels of the launches of Disqus and Intense Debate, commenting reputation system SezWho has raised a $1 million series A round from KPG Ventures and upgraded their offering. The investment makes SezWho the best funded of the small group of startups currently trying to improve community for commentors. Considering how enhanced commenting somehow became a more competitive space… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Beggars' Night Edition

    Back from the dead: Automan
    Any golf-playing Trekkies out there? Here’s your putter
    Last-minute costume idea!
    Chris “Long Tail” Anderson is mad as hell and will not take it anymore
    Logitech + Skype = Videocalls 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. Geek wants you to level his WoW character – sort of Sascha I just got proof I am not the dorkiest nerd on the planet. First I read this post and had no idea what he was talking about (other than the game WoW), so I went on to read… Read More

  • Virgin America: Eh, it's ok.

    The excitement I felt before boarding my first VA flight was quickly extinguished upon entering the main cabin. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to fly VA wherever they fly going forward, but it wasn’t that cool. The lighting was certainly more pleasant than the usual drab on other airlines and the scenery was significantly better as well. The in-flight entertainment… Read More

  • Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday

    Details emerged today on Google’s broad social networking ambitions, first reported here in late September, with a follow up earlier this week. The new project, called OpenSocial (URL will go live on Thursday), goes well beyond what we’ve previously reported. It is a set of common APIs that application developers can use to create applications that work on any social networks… Read More

  • Virtual Pedophilia Report Bad News For Second Life

    Linden Lab’s Second Life has seen its fair share of controversies in the past; an FBI investigation led to a shut down of inworld casinos, some media reports suggested that Second Life may be being used as a training area for terrorists, and in July there was suggestion that Bestiality may be driven out of the metaverse by a crackdown under a new TOS that banned “Broadly… Read More

  • Web-Integrated Media Player Songbird Releases v0.3

    What do you get when you cross iTunes with a web browser? You get Songbird, an application built on top of Mozilla Firefox’s core technology that serves as a platform for media websites that want to integrate tightly with a desktop media player. We last wrote about Songbird over a year and a half ago when version 0.1 was released. Tonight, Songbird releases version 0.3, which the… Read More

  • Mahalo Daily Preview: Actually Pretty Good

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmahalodaily%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F459870&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf
    The latest Jason Calacanis Mahalo spin-off launches November 5 with a daily video podcast based around well…the rather unexciting topic… Read More

  • Last-minute costume idea!

    Trick or Treat, CrunchGear readers. If you’re short of costume ideas, I’d like to share with you this downloadable Christopher Walkin cut-out mask. You can pair it with any outfit, and if anyone gives you crap about it, you can kill them. Cuz that’s what Chris would do. Christopher Walken Halloween Mask Cut-out! [Witz] Read More

  • Enurgi to Help the Elderly and Disabled Find Better Care

    A new company called Enurgi has taken its cue from social networks by creating a service network that connects caregivers with patients and facilitates their business transactions online. The site is premised on the notion that it is currently too difficult for the elderly and disabled to find professionals to care for them (or clinicians to find clients who can benefit from their… Read More

  • Best Buy grabs minority stake in 'Mydeo' video service

    Best Buy is now in the video hosting game, thanks to UK-based Mydeo. Mydeo is basically a service that allows you to upload your videos to it and then share them with friends, loved-ones, and hangers-on. Read More

  • The Torpedo Projector: You know, for kids

    It’s not HD, it’s not high-end, but for $169 the Torpedo Entertainment Projector might get the kids out of the living room for a while so you can watch Grey’s Anatomy. The projector connects to almost any device and projects an image six feet high on a blank wall. It has a 940×240 resolution and includes a headphone jack so junior’s game of Sexy Poker… Read More

  • Chris "Long Tail" Anderson is mad as hell and will not take it anymore


    Another long tail. HA! Bloggers with little or no access to PR folks — here’s your chance. Chris Anderson, EIC of Wired, is pissed off at a bunch of marketing folks who keep bombarding him with emails that have little if anything to do with his day-to-day job as “guy who thinks up overwrought memes.” As payback, he trapped a bunch of releases and banned their senders… Read More

  • Ghost stories wanted, apply within

    This is some sort of haunted swing in Argentina. Watch all the way through. I call wind. Have a tech-related ghost story? Email us at tips @ crunchgear dot com. We’ll publish a few of our own tomorrow but I wanted to see if you guys had seen any creepy goings on back in the server room or if your Vista installation suddenly grew a mind of its own and turned itself into Leopard (SCARY!). Read More

  • Diamonds on an iPhone: Maybe too much?

    Attention: Mariah Carey. I know you read this blog, I’ve been tracking you via IP address for years. I’m not sure why you like Nicholas’s stuff more than mine, you tramp, but whatever, it’s your problem. At any rate, I ran across this diamond encrusted iPhone and immediately thought of you. I mean, you’re very similar, aren’t you? You’re celebrated… Read More

  • Best Buy takes minority stake in Mydeo for video sharing

    While every online video site wrestles with trying to make social video pay, a small UK-based startup has stuck to its belief that not everyone wants to share the videos of their family and kids with the whole world. Thus, Mydeo has been rewarded today with an undisclosed minority equity investment by retailer Best Buy, which will use Mydeo’s platform for its bespoke video sharing… Read More

  • Latest HD DVD copy protection cracked, Transformers now on the loose


    This has nothing to do with DeCSS, but it takes me back I for one love the rat race between copy protection creators and copy protection breakers. Newly released Blu-ray and HD DVD discs have been shipping with the fourth-gen MKB copy protection. Slysoft’s AnyDVD software already works around this new copy protection scheme. As the world turns… Various message boarders were… Read More

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