• Sidekick Users To Get MySpace App


    Talk about two years too late, but better late than never I suppose. T-Mobile Sidekick 3 and Sidekick ID users will finally have access to their spammed out MySpace accounts with a dedicated application. Users will be able to send messages, add friends, view profiles (wonder if all that custom CSS will show up), and more. Custom alerts and notifications will be available so you can find out… Read More

  • MyStrands Gets $25million Series B

    Music discovery platform MyStrands has closed a Series B round of $25million led by Antonio Asensio, CEO of Grupo Zeta, Spain’s third largest media group, along with existing investors Debaeque and Sequal. MyStrands delivers a product that although sharing similarities to Last.fm, also extends to the desktop with the inclusion of locally stored music in its recommendation… Read More

  • iRiver NV Portable GPS Navigator: Pretty on the Outside, Smart on the Inside

    The iRiver M10 that we spotted last week has bee made official and is now known as the iRiver NV. It’s a GPS receiver with a very LG Prada look about it (and a very LG enV name about it…). The 7-inch widescreen display trumps other GPS devices on the market. Built-in DMB support and out-of-the-box compatibility with popular video formats like Divx, Xvid and H.264 further help… Read More

  • Phone-Based Recruitment

    You can use a mobile phone to play games, take photos, even order lunch. But now you can use it as a tool to help search for employees. Head Resourcing, the U.K.’s fifth fastest growing company, has now become the first recruitment company to launch a mobile phone-based service. HEADMobile uses the AD360 mobile platform created by Rapid Mobile to give employers and potential employees a… Read More

  • Clusty Optimized for Mobile Devices

    The Web search site Clusty.com has been optimized for mobile devices, according to an announcement from Vivismo, a provider of search software and developer of the popular search site. Clusty Mobile (m.clusty.com) offers increased navigational capabilities and featured sources for the most common searches performed by mobile users. The search results are organized by relevant topics and… Read More

  • Quintura Gets Series A From Mangrove Capital Partners

    Visual-based search engine Quintura has taken Series A funding of “several million dollars” from Mangrove Capital Partners, an original seed investor in the company. The capital will be used to scale the Quintura affiliate model for site search and build a semantic web index using Quintura’s “neural networking techniques”. Quintura displays an interactive search… Read More

  • DHL Delivers Bay Area Mobile Campaign

    Ad firm Ogilvy has delivered a new mobile content ad campaign for international shipper DHL Ogilvy’s Digital Innovations Group is launching their ad effort as part of DHL’s “Customer Service in Back in Shipping” brand campaign, and includes such content as a DHL-provided five-day weather report that users can get delivered directly to their mobile phones. Another… Read More

  • Fox Picks BrightCove For Online Video

    Fox Entertainment Group have announced the selection of online video provider Brightcove as the single online distributor of Fox network television programs Starting immediately, Fox Broadcast Net, FX and Speed is available via ad-supported Internet video channels using Brightcove technology with more content to follow. Brightcove has existing agreements with CBS, Discovery, MTV Networks… Read More

  • ESPN Gives It Another Swing

    ESPN is taking another swing at the third screen, and the leading sports channel believes it is only a matter of time of “phone watching” becomes as common as phone calling. The New York Times today has a profile on ESPN’s latest move to the mobile space, including a look at new division that produces content specifically for the mobile platform. Sports is a natural it seems… Read More

  • VoIP From Mobile

    Long distance on a mobile handset can be extremely expensive. bOK Systems is a newly launched mobile VoIP company that lets you make those other expensive calls cheaply, and without having to download software. No PC is required, North American calls are currently free, and if you have unlimited incoming calls you won’t use your minutes. You can even test out the system and make your… Read More

  • Nokia and MiTV Partner for Malaysian Mobile TV

    MiTV Corporation and Nokia have announced plans to collaborate on the launch of a commercial mobile broadcast TV service. This service will be based on the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) technology, and will be available in Malaysia in the second half of this year. This deal was unveiled at Nokia Connection 2007 in Singapore, and also in conjunction with Broadcast Asia 2007. Read More

  • LG Phones Arrive Digital Chocolate Filled

    Buy an LG Mobile Phone and it could be chocolate filled, or at least filled with content from Digital Chocolate. The mobile video game developer has signed a deal with LG Mobile Phone to make games available, and pre-loaded on mobile handsets. Digital Chocolate was launched Trip Hawkins, who had previously founded Electronic Arts, as well as the 3DO game console, and later software… Read More

  • CallWave Launches Vtxt

    Do you have those friends who leave you LONG rambling messages? Well, if your friends can’t be concise and to the point, soon you can have CallWave help give you the abridged version. Coming soon is their new Vtxt service takes your mobile voicemail and translates it to a text format sent directly to your mobile phone or e-mail. But the key is that it isn’t a word-for-word message… Read More

  • YouTube Mobile

    YouTube is enough of a time killer on the Web, now you can access a selection of the popular video-sharing site’s videos via the Mobile Web. YouTube Mobile is available on handsets capable of playing back .3gp video. A data plan is also required. The first time you log on to m.youtube.com you’ll get the message, “YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application. We highly… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Rollercoaster Ride Edition

    SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines
    CrunchGear Explains Your New AIM Friends
    The Toy Polaris Sub Revealed
    14K Gold Slinky For The Rich
    The Handmade Guns of Chechnya Read More

  • Fotolia Version 2: API + Vector Files

    Digital stock image marketplace Fotolia have launched Fotolia V2, a new version that offers performance enhancements as well as two new features: a public API and the ability to distribute vector files. The new version of Fotolia sees complete redesign that is said to boost stability, speed and enhance the user experience, as well as providing improved support for global standards and… Read More

  • Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids


    Sprint just announced ad CDMA/EV-DO version of T-Mobile’s Wing, the HTC Mogul AKA “Da Mogul.” This slide-out smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6 and includes a 512MB memory card, a 2-megapixel camera with flash, and supports full EV-DO Rev. 0 data speeds. We here at CG actually really liked the Wing, and this is basically the same animal with faster browsing and a seemingly… Read More

  • SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines


    SlingBox just launched the SlingLink TURBO 1 ($99.99) and SlingLink TURBO 4 ($149.99) for home users. These powerline routers allow you to connect to your SlingBox over your home’s powerlines and not wirelessly or through a wireless or wired bridge. You can get similar gear for about the same price and, in my experience, powerline hasn’t matched a good old fashioned wireless or… Read More

  • Crumpler B4B Party

    Hypnotic From Chicago I just got back from the Crumpler B4B party at the Highline Ballroom in NYC and I’m a little buzzed. The event was a success and this year was way better than last year. If you missed it then you’ll have to wait another year. The folks from Crumpler sure know how to throw a party. Enjoy the video and pics from the party. Read More

  • Brooklyn Engrish


    Nothing odd here… Just something cute from the weekend’s festivities. My wife bought this beach toy, some sort of snapping turtle with shovels and buckets attached. When she got it home, we were amazed to find the most blatant disregard for English and cultural sensitivity since, oh, BenQ slapped their spokesmodel up against the ruins of the WTC. Read More

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