• Google Acquires Mobile Platform Operator Zingku

    Google has entered an agreement to acquire “certain assets and technology” from mobile platform operator Zingku. According to Zingku: Our service is designed from the mobile phone, outward, allowing you to create and exchange things of interest ranging from invitations to “mobile flyers” with friends in a trusted manner. On the mobile phone, Zingku uses standard… Read More

  • Palm Announces Centro, World Rejoices

    Following months-and-months of hinting and speculation, Palm confirmed the existence and availability of the Centro. The new device is in a new candybar case, that features a fully functional QWERTZY keyboard and touchscreen. The Centro is powered by a 312MHz Intel XScale processor and it utilizes Palm OS 5.4.9 — not WinMo, which should make a lot of you happy. It will be available… Read More

  • MAXroam sells 500 SIMs in first day

    MAXroam, the new mobile roaming service from Cork-based startup Cubic Telecom, has sold over 500 SIM-cards in the first day of trading today. CEO Pat Phelan told me by phone: “It’s going mental. I thought we’d do 50-100 in the first day, but I didn’t expect this. The servers are being hammered. What is more amazing is that people are obviously buying for a reason as this… Read More

  • Flick.IM's Back With IM As A Platform

    The guys who spent a lazy weekend writing a free iPhone IM client that currently has 30,000 users, Flick.IM, are back with a web chat client for AIM, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, and Jabber. I know, another multi-service chat client – *sigh*. There’s already Meebo, eBuddy, KoolIM, and a host of other services integrating existing chat services. However, Flick.IM has a rather… Read More

  • Intel Research Wants Your Gadgets To Know You, Love You, Hold You Forever

    Intel’s research labs aren’t like other research labs. If anyone is going to be able to incite the first war against the machine, it will be some guy in a bunny suit who insults an Intel 8-core autonomous Jeep with dual Gatling guns. Now, however, their goal is to create mini-systems that can “understand” us and react accordingly. In a longish interview, Intel describes… Read More

  • Islandoo cuts its TV ties to go open access

    Islandoo, a UK-based MySpace-style site originally built as a social network to support casting for the reality TV show Shipwrecked, has opened its doors to any TV show, film or music video to cast for their show. TV producers can use the casting system for free . Since the launch this week Channel 4, BBC and MTV has signed up to the system, and Models 1 is acting as an online agency… Read More

  • Gizmo VOIP for BlackBerry

    Get some VOIP strange on your BlackBerry with the Gizmo project. Similar to Skype and the like, Gizmo is completely free and allows you to IM and make calls from your BlackBerry using their own native software. BlackBerry Download Page Read More

  • The Console Wars

    http://www.glumbert.com/embed/consolewars glumbert – Console Wars Animated Hehehe. It’s all so true! Read More

  • HereOrThere launches social travel offensive

    Social travel site HereOrThere, backed by Hugo Burge (the internet entrepreneur involved in Cheapflights), has started to publicly promote its beta site after three months in development. Backed by Howzat Media LLP, the early stage dotcom investment fund which Burge runs with partner David Soskin, HereOrThere is something of a me-too play in the travel space. You know the drill, add your… Read More

  • Comcast Customer Service Rep Airs Some Dirty Laundry

    We’ve all heard horror stories about Comcast and, let’s face it, every large corporation has its share of dismal customer service experiences from time to time. The problem with Comcast, some would argue, is that it’s often the only choice for many people. Take me, for example. Next week, I’ll be moving into an apartment in an area of Boston where Comcast is the only… Read More

  • MagicJack: Apply Directly to the USB Port

    Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that the future will be characterized by free, high-quality communication around the world. He was originally talking about satellite telephony, but it seems his predictions have come to pass, albeit using a few more wires. MagicJack is a phone company that charges about $20 a year for unlimited local and long distance calling. You can’t call Japan, but you… Read More

  • Star Wars Goes Gangsta

    http://www.glumbert.com/embed/starwars glumbert – Star Wars Gangsta Rap NSFW and in case you haven’t seen this. Oh noes. The Storm Troopers have gone on strike! Lando wants to tap Leia. Vader is slower than the first Pentium chip and Yoda is a dancing fool. Who knew Tatooine was such a gangsta’s paradise. Read More

  • Yahoo Leadership Meeting Tomorrow; Premium Music Services to be "De-emphasized"

    Our sources are telling us that tomorrow afternoon Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang will be holding a confidential meeting for all Yahoo execs (vice presidents and above, called the “leadership team”) to map out his strategic plan for the company going forward. This is the next step in executing on his promised 100 day plan back in July. I’m hoping we’ll have the opportunity to… Read More

  • Web 2.0 Startup Simulator

    Time-waster of the day: Sim Web 2.0. It’s a little flash game that automatically generates a name for your Web 2.0 startup, like Twitcast or Youcrunch, a press clip, and a list of things to do to build the company: Read More

  • ZiiTrend: The Latest Social Prediction Website

    Do you think you know who is going to buy Facebook, or how many copies of Halo 3 will be sold by the end of the year? You can make your make your best guess on ZiiTrend, a social prediction site that launched on Monday. (The answers to those two questions right now are: No one and 6.2 million, respectively). ZiiTrend comes up with a group prediction based on every player’s vote. Unlike… Read More

  • Burmese Students Cellblog From Protests

    In most instances, blogging is all about inaccuracy, dick jokes, and blurry pictures of LOLCATS. In this instance, however, it’s about taking down a dictatorial junta in a country where the media is as tightly controlled and editorial freedom is but a pipe dream. Student protesters are acting as “citizen journalists” in Burma, posting cellphone images and content life from… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Futurist Predicts the Undoing of Web 2.0

    Seth Porges, who writes for a column called “The Futurist” every Thursday on CrunchGear, this week discusses what he thinks will eventually prove to be Web 2.0’s achilles heel. His thesis: “The Web 2.0 era will come to end sooner rather than later. Because if there is one immutable law of humankind, it is that we are really, really lazy.” Unlike with Web 1.0, most… Read More

  • WowWee FlyTech Barry B. Benson RC Bee: This Means Satan Walks Among Us

    Can you smell the brimstone, people? This is the end of days. It’s a flying bee. From WowWee. It’s supposed to be from Dreamworks’ Bee Movie but you and I both know that this is Old Scratch’s doing. He and his minions are taking the form of robotic flying bees and will soon open the first seal — The Sex and the City movie. Get thee to a nunnery, friends… Read More

  • Gateway One Has Arrived

    Oops. Guess I let this one slip out a bit early yesterday, but here it is again. I present to you the Gateway iMac…errr…I mean the Gateway One. A lustrous and chic all in one PC if you can’t tell by the images. The One is encased in metal at just 3.6-inches deep with a 19-inch widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD with 1440×900 resolution. Its plethora of features isn’t… Read More

  • Google hires first engineering chief for Europe

    Google has appointed its first ever Vice President of Engineering in Europe, in a move which could herald new local products from the search giant. Nelson Mattos (Ph.D.) will oversee Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in a sign that Google is increasingly interested in concentrating its management talent in high growth areas, like Europe, for its products.
    In a statement Alan Eustace, Senior… Read More

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